Don’t just look at those two over-ripe bananas languishing in the bowl, do something with them. And, since life is giving you bananas this particular week, I recommend a quick fix for you and those bananas.
Chiquita makes a top-rate mix found in the produce section of your local grocery store. In my case, it’s Giant Foods. Hint: Look near the bananas. All you need are two bananas, one egg and one-third cup of water. Of course, adding chopped nuts or chocolate chips makes it even better.
I wholeheartedly recommend this mix because it is really good – as good as my from-scratch recipe (maybe better). And the ingredients are simple — wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, and a few other non-chemical ingredients.
No Apologies Needed
Years ago when I was in my salad days of hospitality — working two jobs, single gal, party pup — I baked a cake from a box mix (the flavor escapes me), iced it, and took it to my friends’ house for an evening get-together. I apologized to the host saying, “It’s not homemade.”
Don stared at me, rather puzzled, and said: “Did you open the box with your hands?”
“Did you break the egg, pour in the water, bake it in your oven in your home?”
“Well, then it’s homemade and I can’t wait to eat it!”
Lesson learned. Hospitality is from the heart – both in the giving and the receiving.