Saturday, June 19, 2010

Going Bananas

We love to make smoothies around here.  In fact, we all have at least one a day...and I have some great recipes which I'll put on the eatin' page.  But I digress.  That is not the point of this post.

I like to buy ripe bananas, peel them and freeze them to make these wonderful treats, so I try to stock up when the stores pull the ripe bananas and reduce them for quick sale.   It's cost efficient, and the frozenness (is that even a word?) of the fruit gives the smoothie the perfect consistency.  It's a win-win!

Besides, I have a strange disorder that I inherited from my mother, who inherited it from her mother, where we can't sleep unless there are bananas in the house.  It's a sickness, y'all.  I've sought treatment.

But again, I digress.

So I was running low on frozen bananas and sent my mate to the store to see if he could help replenish my stash.

Heaven help me.

He returned with more than fifty pounds of bananas.


Want to see what fifty pounds of bananas looked like?

And there were more on the island behind me.  I couldn't fit them all on the counter.

My hands are stained from peeling all those bananas.   And I ran out of containers to put them in.

The girl who helps me clean every other week happened to be here yesterday and when she walked in I was standing there taking this picture of all those bananas.  As she walked off she said, "ahhhh.....mucho platanos."

And I think I heard the word "loco" under her breath.

But I sure did sleep well last night.


Emily said...

According to my MIL, one can never underestimate the power of a banana. I have stories about bananas that I know would seem funny to some, but as they are tied up in memories of the early stages of my then five year old's cancer diagnosis and might hurt the feelings of said loving, but loca MIL, I am not prepared at this time. It is fodder for a future blog post once I can fully articulate and spin (so as not to have others laughing at her expense-- even she never reads the post herself) her "banana (specifically the peel) as a panacea" philosophy.

Cindy said...

I want to know the rest of the story....I'm sure Andy drew one or two odd glances at the checkout line with what must have been an entire cart full of bananas. Did anyone question his banana-buying motives? Now did he buy all of these bananas because he seriously thought it was a great deal, OR was there a bit of "I'll show her; she'll NEVER send me to buy bananas again!" By the way, how much does one pay for 50 lbs of bananas? Does that qualify for a bulk discount?

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