New Obsession

You know how I love microcredit, right? Well, Heifer International basically does microcredit using animals instead of money! It’s brilliant!chicks

They provide cows, sheep, goats, llamas, chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits…the animals are given to poor families worldwide who can then use the livestock for food and income. Additionally, each family is expected to pass on some of the offspring to other needy families.

I think it’s really cool that you can buy (donate, I suppose) a flock of chicks for $20. If you’re having trouble thinking of what to get me for Christmas, might I suggest that you put $5 toward my upcoming purchase from Heifer International? It seems like such a worthwhile effort, and honestly, I don’t need a lot of things this year (the Bwun, however, is another story!).

Think about it!

[Note: other programs I love with similar goals include the LDS Humanitarian Fund and the Perpetual Education Fund.]


Because I’m Generous

Here’s the recipe for the world’s best banana muffins, so you can make your own. We end up with about 18 muffins that we might share, but usually just keep to ourselves!

Most Delicious Things To Eat Ever

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix sugar, oil, and egg until creamy. Stir in bananas. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into muffin tins (I use cupcake papers because it’s easier to clean afterwards) and bake 30-40 minutes.

Then partake, enjoy, and buy more bananas to make another batch.

P.S. Yes, I know, if I were actually generous I would give you the muffins instead of just the recipe. But it’s a start.