Sheltering in Place – Day 49

Yes, we have no bananas. Finally! That’s because I put them all to good use. No, not as a doorstopper or even a pair of earrings, Carmen Miranda style. A few days ago I wrote about receiving groceries via a shopper who misunderstood the number of bananas I wanted. Too many, too many! I had to be inventive. First, there was the banana daiquiri. Not exactly a dismal failure but not so yummy. Never make the mistake of putting too much banana in your banana daiquiri. What you really need is rum. Never skimp on the rum. Foolhardy. Second, I made chocolate-dipped frozen bananas. My mom used to make these when I was a kid. Back in southern Florida, she would go into the backyard and pick them off the tree. I got mine from a shopper. But they taste the same. Well, no they don’t. The smaller bananas that grow wild in Florida have a more intense flavor and there is something about going outside and picking your own banana off your own banana tree that makes it all the tastier. Truly. But where was I? Oh, yes. Chocolate-dipped frozen bananas. All you do is cut the bananas in half, pierce them through the center with a popsicle stick or chopstick, roll them in melted chocolate, and pop them in the freezer. I halved the bananas, which made double the chocolate-covered bananas. If you look closely, you can see one went missing immediately. That’s because hubby snitched one when I wasn’t looking. He is fast! Then this morning I took the 3 remaining bananas which were blackening nicely, thank you, and made banana-walnut bread. It was fairly easy, all told. Of course, it weighs a ton. Between the nuts and the 3 bananas, this is one hefty loaf. Actually,…

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