Saturday was a baking day for me. My grandson's birthday celebration was yesterday. He was 7 last Thursday. The years have flown by. He was born a month after we moved to an apartment while we waited for our home to be built here. It seems like we just left Arizona.
Since my grandson loves my homemade banana bread, that is what I baked for breakfast. It was so moist and yummy. I served it with scrambled eggs and sausage. I have noticed that I could buy a loaf of banana bread in the market for $6.99. The size of the loaf is less than 2/3's the size of mine and probably a lot less yummy. I calculated that mine cost me using 3 bananas that I paid $ .27 for and all of the other ingredients under a $1.00. That is a good savings by doing it myself.
I had planned on having a Minion cake made at the bakery for his birthday celebration. But not when the price quoted to me was $49.99. So I made him brownies with chocolate chip cookie dough on top. There were only 5 of us to eat it so a 9x9 pan worked perfectly. I had a #7 candle. He loved it. He is not much of a cake eater but loves brownies and chocolate chips. The brownies with chocolate chip cookies cost me under $3.00 to make. I will keep $46.99 in my pocket any time by doing it myself. I looked for Pokeman or Minion figures at Dollar Tree but alas they had none. So we just went simple.
We got him his Wegman's prepared pizzas for our late lunch celebration and then had the brownies and ice cream. He loved all of his gifts including his brand new Fire HD Tablet that I paid $59.99 for and used a $10.00 gift card to help defray the cost.
That is when my savings went out the window! I broke what I think is a crown while eating the brownie. Since nothing hurt and I have a dental cleaning appointment on Monday, I am posting this while I am at the dentist. I will let you know how I make out but I am suspecting that the cleaning will get put off and a temporary crown will be made if the dentist has time. UGH!