Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I'm not monkeying around here!

Weird how something so small can become a big deal. Let me explain:

I went to Girl's Camp last Friday night. There was extra food so I took a few bananas and apples. I decided to make banana bread. I had three bananas as of Sunday night. I found my Mom's recipe and was anxious to make one of my favorite treats the next day.

Monday morning: I noticed that Blake had eaten one of the bananas. I am down to two.

Monday afternoon: The recipe calls for five bananas so I went to Walmart and bought three more. I also bought some bread pans.

Monday night: The bananas were still green so I put them in a paper bag to speed up the ripening process.

Tuesday afternoon: The bananas were still green. I thought it might be too cool in our house so I placed my banana filled bags out on the porch.

Tuesday night: It's starts to rain so I bring the bananas inside. They are still pretty green.

Wednesday morning: The bananas are STILL green! Not even close to being brown!

Right now: I just checked on my bananas. They are not ripe. They still have a ways to go. I googled how to speed up the ripening process and I read that you should add apples to the brown paper bags. Supposedly, the apples have some chemical in them or something that speeds up the green bananas.

So, here I sit with a cold and no banana bread. Life is still good. Sadie is playing with a blue gorilla that her Aunt Cindy gave her. She likes to slap it and laugh. It's almost as big as she is so I think she considers it her friend. It's really cute. I can hear Blake in his office listening to a soundtrack for a movie that I forgot the name of. Good movie though.

I will let you know when I make the banana bread. I hope it turns out as good as my Mom's.


Sara said...

Yummy! I LOVE banana bread!

(And I think the chemical is ethylene. If I'm not mistaken.)

Jacki said...

This post reminds me of the book, "If you give a mouse a cookie". There always seems to be something else!

"If you give Lindsey two ripe bananas".

By the way congrats on your new calling. I just got called as the Young Women First Couns. We must share ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

I like the part where Sadie slaps the monkey! I bet that is cute. Funny post.