omg, my dad used to bake regular loaves of bread in old 1 quart apple juice cans. we *loved* it as kids — taking sandwiches to school on round bread was super cool :D

It’s surprisingly fun to have round bread! :)  My mom was a home ec major in, like 1960, so I wonder if this is an old-school home ec trick, or something? I don’t know.

wulff13 replied to your photo “Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and…”

I think I have those same cooling racks, also your bread looks good :)

It came out nicely, thank you!

warlioness replied to your photo “Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and…”

That is … fascinating. Do you have to make any alterations to baking time or temperature to accommodate the unusual container? What kind of cans do you use?

Okay, this is my mom’s recipe, so I just do what she did, and she provided me with the cans, as well.

They are #300 cans, according to the instructions. They look to be like about the average size cans that you get most kinds of vegetables in. Smooth-sided cans are ideal, so you don’t have to clean the banana bread out of the little grooves in the side afterward. The recipe uses three of them.

Grease the cans WELL.

Stir together 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/2 tsp. salt in a large bowl. In a blender, place 2 eggs, 3 medium ripe bananas, cut into pieces, 1/2 cup butter or margarine, and 3/4 cup sugar. Process until smooth. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix. Fill each can about 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees F. (The recipe calls for 50-55 min.; I got better results with a full 60 min. today. Could be my oven, who knows.) But they should be very brown, the top part that rises out of the can may be slightly crispy even, and they should be a little loosened from the sides of the can. Slide them out right away to cool. You can wrap them individually, and they freeze well, too.

Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and eaten.

Cylindrical banana bread! Ready to be cut into circular slices and eaten.

Can you just open the other end and sort of push them out? <3

Hmm— well— what I’m using is just a regular tin can (okay, it’s actually a smooth-sided one, which was a little hard to find)— but the end is part of a solid piece with the sides and doesn’t come off.

The trick is to bake it for a while—the one I baked longer popped out much more easily.

Hm, I should take pictures.

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Day’s accomplishments:

—made banana bread

—did a bunch of picking up

—cleaning up in kitchen

The banana bread is a pretty basic recipe, with my mother’s added quirk of baking the batter in cans, so the result is cute small cylindrical loaves.

I forgot that they’re kind of a pain to get out of the cans, though, even though I greased them generously.

Ah well, crumbs of banana bread are tasty, too.

thehonorablewarrior82:

30 DAY FEMALE VIDEO GAME CHARACTER CHALLENGE

Day 24: Kasumi Goto 

I’m the best thief in the business, not the most famous. Need to watch my step to keep it that way.”

Kasumi Goto is the galaxy's most enigmatic thief and has enemies everywhere, but only a few could put a name to her face. She is a master of stealth and infiltration.

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greybeardjim replied to your post “jadesabre301 replied to your post:Ooh, how about Tali/Kal’Reegar? Or…”

or a lot of frantic applications to officer candidate school :D

Could be! I don’t know if I think Ash wants to be an officer; I always thought her transformation into an officer in ME3 had a ton of politics behind it. But that would be one way to fix it!

cardboardnymph replied to your post “Talibrations”

I actually thought by the end of ME1 Garrus & Tali’d date. (I took them on a lot of elevator rides.)

Hmm, maybe. I took them on a lot of elevator rides, too, and I didn’t see it the same way. I would love to see fic actually developing their relationship in any context, though!

faejilly replied to your post “syzara replied to your post:syzara replied to your post:armalis…”

aww, thank you :)

You’re welcome! I think I missed that piece the first time around, somehow, and it was really perfect for them. <3

MILITARY TIDBIT ALERT in today’s us army frat regs are against: officer/officer (only in chain of command), nco/enlisted (only in CoC), officer/nco (all the time no matter what), and officer/enlisted (ditto), unless existing prior to enlistment.

Ah yes thank you! And Kaidan and Ash are officer/nco, right? So, uh, I guess that would either be a lot of pining or a lot of clandestine sneaking around.

archiveofourown.org/wor… (jilly’s Steve/Kaidan fic)

aaaa yes perfect.

In case that URL didn’t come through, it’s here. Not that long, lovely Steve/Kaidan.

coppermarigolds said: Ooh, how about Tali/Kal'Reegar? Or if you're up for something a little more out of left field: Kaidan/Ashley? (The ultimate doomed romance!)

Doomed ships edition!

Tali/Kal’Reegar

when i started shipping or if i ship it: When he kept calling her “ma’am.”
my thoughts: WHY, BIOWARE, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO KILL KAL’REEGAR??
what makes me happy about them: He’s so deferential to her; he so obviously values and respects her, as well as being a tough marine with great lines. And Tali’s so obviously happy that he survived on Haestrom.
what makes me sad about them: WHY BIOWARE WHY
things done in art/fic that annoy me: I can’t think of any; I’ve seen some lovely, fantastic art for them.
things i look for in art/fic: I’m pretty open to whatever.
my kinks: For them? Neural stimulators. Giving and taking orders. Gradually getting acclimated to out-of-suit life.
who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: Tali with Shepard, I suppose; Kal’Reegar… I really don’t know.
my happily ever after for them: House on Rannoch, shedding the suits, finding some way to name their first kid after Shepard.

Kaidan/Ashley

when i started shipping or if i ship it: I like them together, yeah. I think I first thought about them together when I saved them both in Variations on a Theme.
my thoughts: VIRMIRE NO
what makes me happy about them: Again, they’d be great complements to each other: Ashley’s brasher, outspoken personality balanced by Kaidan’s quieter one. I think they’d flirt adorably.
what makes me sad about them: Only one of them can make it. Besides that, I suspect the regs issue would make them drag their feet about trying anything.
things done in art/fic that annoy me: I haven’t seen enough art or fic of them as a couple to answer this.
things i look for in art/fic: Some vaguely plausible way of saving both of them, I guess?
my kinks: I haven’t thought about this enough to have any.
who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: Shepard; Kaidan/Cortez, like I said before, or Miranda, since that came up; I’m okay with Ashley/Vega, and there are probably other people I could see her with; I actually haven’t played a game of ME3 where she survives yet.
my happily ever after for them: Survival. Discreetly moving into postings where they’re not in each other’s chain of command.

Oops, I missed your earlier remark that you had it patched already!

It was included in some patch or other, I think—but thank you!

Kaidan/Steve is my slash OTP in this fandom; I’m super excited to see someone else even mention them.

They would be totally adorable. Steve doesn’t get nearly enough love, in general.

armalis replied to your post “I asked herocomplex about this one too, so it’ll be interesting to see your take on it~ Kaidan/Miranda”

/whispers/ did someone say Kaidan/Steve?

Yes, I did! I feel like they could bond a lot and would bring out the best in each other.

Argh, I could totally see them as a post-game romance for a Kaidan who had loved and lost Shepard—they could have grief-bonding and then eventually more…

syzara replied to your post “Ship meme: Hawke/Anders?”

The only happily ever after I can see; AU where Anders didn’t do the Awakenings-after-ending-thing (and thus didn’t end up like he did in DA2). I liked him in Awakenings.

If I did such an AU, he’d definitely be with my Warden-Commander and not my Hawke!

syzara replied to your post “pandasize replied to your post:Talibrations I actually kinda love…”

Oh that ‘if you have Kaidan, you won’t get the dialogue’ bug? /not sure if that was romance only, but I could probably find that back (as I have a PC fix for it).

Yes, that bug. It’s fixed in my games now.

pandapeza replied to your post “I asked herocomplex about this one too, so it’ll be interesting to see your take on it~ Kaidan/Miranda”

They are super interesting together, aren’t they? As far as non-canon ships go, I think they’re one of my favorites, even though there’s not much for them. (So double kudos to Kira for making me think about them in the first place.)

Yes, that’s definitely an interesting one! Like I said, the more I think about it, the more I like it.

pandapeza said: I asked herocomplex about this one too, so it'll be interesting to see your take on it~ Kaidan/Miranda

This is an interesting one!

when i started shipping or if i ship it: Sure? Or at least, I can see ways they might work together in my head. I think I’m liking it more the more I think about.
my thoughts: They’d be an interesting pairing. They would probably argue a lot about Cerberus, but they also have overlapping skills.
what makes me happy about them: Kaidan is intelligent, but tends to react emotionally; Miranda has strong feelings, but doesn’t show them much. They could be really interesting complements to each other. Hey, someone write them chasing down rogue Cerberus operatives together after the war and falling for each other, or being teachers at Grissom together, or something…
what makes me sad about them: Miranda’s infertility makes her sad, and therefore makes me sad.
things done in art/fic that annoy me: How much art/fic is there??? I’ve hardly seen any. I mean, in general I don’t love the idea that Miranda needs to get in touch with her feeeelings and shed her ice-princess persona. I like that Miranda’s cool, tough, and cerebral, and I want her to stay that way even in a romantic relationship. Of course she’d open up with her partner, but that wouldn’t change how she interacts with other people.
things i look for in art/fic: I’ve seen a little bit of cute fanart with them, but that’s about it, so… anything?
my kinks: This seems like a prime pairing for Sexytimes With Biotics, doesn’t it?
who i’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: Aside from Shepard, who could go with either… I kind of ship Kaidan/Cortez. For Miranda, I’m not sure.
my happily ever after for them: Adopted kids, brunch with Oriana every week, training the next generation of human biotics.