Thursday, January 8, 2009

So good with a cup of tea.....

or coffee or what ever your pleasure...



Delicious with cream cheese...


The Recipe....from all

Dee's Date Nut Bread

1 1/2 c hot water
1 1/2 c dates, pitted and chopped
2 t baking soda
1 c white sugar
1 t salt
1 t melted butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 c chopped walnuts
2 3/4 c all purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease loaf pan

Pour hot water over the dates and let stand until cooled
Sift flour, baking soda, together, add sugar and salt.

Stir in the cooled dates and water.

Add melted butter, egg, vanilla and walnuts
Mix well
Pour into greased pan

Bake at 350 1 hr or until toothpick comes out clean
Cool on a wire rack...

I add a splash of OJ to the mixture..

I made 2 in a 3 1/2 cup fluted pan that I have had for marking on them other than the measurement....

Tonight's dinner...Mike night off...



This weekend is the Soup o rama at WFD...
What should I make?
This.....chicken and pasta


Or this? Potato Leek


Neither, I want to try something I have never made...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Kathleen, i have the EXACT recipe. ( I just dug it out to verify.... yours sounded so familiar.)

    Mine is Verba's Date Nut Bread and was given to me by our school nurse around 1971.

    It's on a date-stained (like in chopped dates) recipe card from Current.

    Verba would always make her date nut bread for the faculty at Christmas. She always brought cream cheese for us to spread on the bread if we desired.

    Small world, same recipe NY and MO.

    After yesterday, glad you had a night off. Mike did well.

  2. LOL, maybe Verba knows Dee! I don't know, I got it a few years ago off the net....

    So many times the recipes are the same...who knows where they originally came from....

    Remember Carol said she invented tuna on rye! :)

  3. The date bread looks wonderful and how fun that you got a night off from cooking. Wish I had a DH that could put a meal like that on the table. Your soups look wonderful too - I can't wait to see what recipe you choose to make that you have never tried...I thought you did everything :-)

    Wonderful post, Kathleen!

  4. Now Marsha, you know I don't like vegetables, so all those veggie type way!

    I know, how about Snowman chocolate! With some of those dopey marshmallows we made...:)

  5. Want a company for tea? I love dates and I love nuts (not meaning you, cf course) ;) Thanks for the recipe, Kathleen - it looks wonderful!

    See you at the 'Soup-O-Rama'!

  6. K, Mike did a nice job on dinner! Your breads look good. Looking forward to the soup you choose!

  7. Mike's great with dinner! but I know you must have set the table! love the place mats! and I really love those dishes. very pretty! Always partial to the blues :)

    The soups look great!

    You mean I didn't invent tuna on rye? :0

  8. Me too date and nut lover..But the Pronvençal tablesetting made me look twice:)

    I like the shape of your bread!

  9. isn't that funny you have the same recipe, maybe a school requirement, mandatory dates?!

    dopey marshmallow soup? you may be on something...

    skip the dates for me, i want what mike is carving~ and side of both soups please!

    are you getting my emails about uploading the pics? i sent a few last night and you never said zip...

  10. ah just have to love the man who feels a ok in the kitchen !


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