redemption

Am I the only one who buys green or yellow bananas then watches them turn to mush on the counter? I don’t want to confess how many bananas I’ve surreptitiously dropped into the garbage over the years (not that I kept track). Occasionally I try to assuage my guilt by redeeming those browning beauties into banana bread.

But then sometimes even my redemption needs redemption. For penicillin? (This picture was taken in 1980. I’ve forgiven myself for my forgetfulness, but I obviously haven’t forgotten.)

At home for lunch today I noted the over-ripe bananas on the counter.

I had three choices: eat, toss, or make banana bread.

Guilt assuaged!

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6 Responses to redemption

  1. I always throw those browned bananas into the freezer, and then I can make bread when I feel like it. For example, right now there are 6 or 7 bananas waiting for me. I just leave them out on the counter, or defrost them before I use them to make bread. No throwing away needed!

  2. Oh, but I will say, there is a half eaten loaf of banana bread in the fridge that is probably not safe to eat anymore, so I know what you mean.

  3. Aj says:

    Frozen bananas are *excellent* in smoothies – mmmm. Redemption is a beautiful thing. 🙂

  4. Marcile says:

    Of course, I can always put the bananas into the freezer for bread-making later, THEN after months throw them out from there. For some reason I don’t feel quite as bad about that::-)

  5. Joy says:

    We love banana bread at our house. Our bananas seem to go bad way too quickly (maybe I’m bad at picking them?), and I make a loaf every few weeks or so. It feels wrong for a banana to grow all the way to its full size only for its destiny to be to sit on the counter and be thrown away. 🙂

  6. Judi Newton says:

    I thought someone would comment on the brilliantly clean oven that you had. I would never think of taking a picture of anything in mine! Love your blog, found it in a round about way and really enjoy reading about you and yours.

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