It's not the ladder of success, unfortunately, unless you consider the fact that I have been searching for an old ladder for several years now and I did finally find one. That is success to us junkers. I found it in the garbage, someone was actually throwing this thing away! After a good hosing down it came out looking very nice, I think.
I'm not sure where it's final "resting" place will be, but I think it looks very nice right where I have put it. For the time being anyways. I want to work on my screened in porch and it will eventually go there.
The wood is very weathered and if there was ever paint on it, there isn't any now.
You can see the old rusted metal ladder mechanism at the top. That is my thrifty find, it was FREE, you can't get much better than that.
Before you go, grab a Banana Bran Muffin, they are piping hot from the oven. I'm surprised that you can't see steam coming out of them, they are that hot.
And for those of you who love to bake, here's the recipe.
Banana Bran Muffins
3 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Splenda
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup natural wheat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 cup pecans (optional)
Cream butter and sugars well, add eggs and beat. Add flour and bran with salt and soda. Beat until just mixed. Add mashed bananas and nuts and or chocolate chips. Mix well.
Bake in prepared muffin tin at 375 for 20 - 25 minutes or put in prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour.
Very yummy both ways!
I freeze my bananas once they are over ripe and then thaw and just squeeze them out of their peel. And I love to use both pecans and chocolate chips. This muffin is both good for you and very tasty, could be served as a dessert or a breakfast food!
Please let me know if you use the recipe and tell me how it turned out for you. This is a recipe I got from Kim at Dear Daisy Cottage and I changed it up, added the bran and used butter to suit my taste buds.
Have a lovely day my friends and thanks so much for stopping by, it is always a pleasure to have you.