Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When you just can't win.

Ya know those times when you feel like you just can't win? You do one thing and it's not right, so you do the opposite and of course, that's not right either. What do you do?? I make banana bread.

Every time I go grocery shopping my children want bananas. They love them and when they're on hand, they'd eat them all day if I let them. I always try to buy a big bunch to ensure we've got enough to last more than the day I bring them home, but without fail...they're gone in an instant. Or a couple of days anyways. Little Gavin stands at the counter pointing while he yells, "Anana, Anana!!!" Until I give in and hand him one. Mason has taken it upon himself to climb the counter and get them on his own now. And then there's responsible Owen who still chooses to ask for them, but is sure to add that Mase already took one so its not fair if I say no. Who knew bananas could cause so much trouble, right?? 

This last trip to do groceries I decided to do the only thing I thought would resolve our ongoing banana dilemma and I bought a ton of them.  I bought half that were nice and yellow and ready to be stolen by the little monkeys, and half that were firm and green that would hopefully ripen by the time our first batch had disappeared. I thought for sure I had this figured out! Did I? Nope! These little monsters ate them for a couple of days and apparently that was enough because they left that second bunch sitting there rotting for days!!! I couldn't believe it. Those little banana thieves all of a sudden didn't want them anymore, and there I was watching them get all spotted and brown and taunting me as a reminder of how my plan had failed. 

I bought bananas and they weren't enough, I bought more bananas and it was too much. I wanted to give up. But when you can't win no matter what, sometimes all you can do is make banana bread. (at least when dealing with bananas) Finally, I took those brown, mushy bananas and turned them into a lovely little banana bread. And ya know what? They ate it! They were so excited smelling it baking in the oven and couldn't wait to try it. They were asking for seconds in no time! I guess my plan didn't fail after all and eventually they did eat the bananas in one way or another. Sometimes when life throws you around a bit, you just have to look at things a little differently and work with what you have...
 ...even if all you have is rotten bananas. 

Banana Bread

1/2 c softened butter
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1ish c bananas ( I just throw a few rotten ones in)
2 c flour
1 tbsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c nuts (we didn't have any so ours was nut free)

Mix butter and sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Pour in loaf pan. 
Bake @350 for about 45min until inserted knife comes out dry. Enjoy!!! 
The boys love theirs fresh out of the oven with butter!


  1. You are such an inspiration Mrs Laundry! Your mama musta done sumthin' right!

    1. Thanks Miss Greta!! I can feel the love!!!

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I was craving banana bread all weekend but since I am not nearly as domesticated as you, I don't have baking soda on hand. Making this soon though :)

    1. Haha once you buy it once then it'll be on hand for the next time you feel domestic! Or next time I post a recipe at least ;)


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