Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Going Bananas

This is going to be quick because I have a lot of work to do. See, we eat a lot of bananas in this house. The kids each eat at least one a day and Andy and I put them in our smoothies every morning. At 69 cents a pound, it adds up. And since Andy threw the "b" word at me a couple of months ago (budget) I've been trying to keep the grocery bill under control. Not an easy thing to do these days. Groceries are crazy expensive! Anyway, I digress. Back to the bananas.

So I ran into the store this morning to pick up a few things and noticed that they had these HUGE bags of ripe bananas on clearance for $1.50 a bag. HUGE bags. At least 30 in each bag. I bought all that they had.

Six dollars later I left the store with enough bananas to keep Curious George and his entire extended family full for weeks. WEEKS. Luckily I have a freezer. Many of them will be frozen to go in our shakes. Some will go into banana bread. For dinner we're having banana sticks, french fried bananas and banana casserole. And for dessert - you guessed it - banana pudding.

I gotta get crackin' on doing something with all this ripe fruit before the flies carry us away. If anyone has any other yummy banana recipes send 'em on over.


Cindy said...

I know this is random and you don't know me (I found a link to your blog off on of your eBay listings that caught my eye b/c you're in the same zip code as me - yes, I too live in "Mayberry" (recent transplant from VA)). Anyway, I find your blog simply hilarious, but if you have excess bananas and aren't on a (strict) diet, make a Hummingbird Cake! If you're not familiar, we're talking a banana & pineapple cake with cream cheese & pecan icing...I have a 'light' recipe from Southern Living if you're's a major hit every time I make it to take somewhere.

But again, I really enjoy the blog and always get a good chuckle (or at least since I found it on Friday)!

Cindy Butler
SAHM to Grace (2-1/2)

Colored With Memories said...

i always fall for those bags of ripe bananas! then end up throwing them out. i never thought of freezing them...thanks for the idea!