Barbara's Banana Nut Bread

1/2 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour and soda. Add one-third of mixture at a time stirring after each addition. Add bananas, nuts and vanilla blend well.
Spoon into two greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Bananas should be over ripe.
For more moist bread add 1 or 2 extra bananas. Beat them with the mixer.