Apr. 19, 2014 10:26 pm
Updated: Apr. 25, 2014 4:46 pm
At the tail end of my last post, I mentioned that I had an abundance of bananas. Perhaps 10lbs worth... Denise, bless her heart, had been out to fav "famers market" while visiting her mom, and brought home a banana box FULL of nanner's, for - get this...
$1. No, that is NOT a typo! Thankfully, she didn't ask me to take half, or most, but dealt with the overstock herself. I never did get that banana split I spoke of, btw, but turned my ambitions up a notch.
One afternoon during the last week, I decided to make some crepes, or at least my "version" of crepes. I used a decent recipe, but must confess that I'm no pro and some of them turned out looking rather odd - but they tasted great!
The next afternoon, I turned my attention to the bananas... From here at a/r, I found a few recipes that sounded "sort of" ok, but decided to mix the recipes together, and see just what would happen. I began with the recipe "Irish Bananas," melded it with
"Banana Crepes," while "Bananas Foster." In the end, I'd made the sauce per the Irish Banana recipe, and added to it freshly toasted chopped walnuts and a good splash of heavy cream. I went on to cook the banana halves in the sauce, wrap them in a crepe,
and doused the remaining sauce over the tops, before I put the pan in the frige. O-M-G! Talk about a little bit of heaven on earth! AND they're "healthy" to boot (lol) since the main ingredient is BANANA! Ok, so that was a silly statement, but if you read
me at all, you know that I've a pretty warped sense of humor!
On to the next topic... HAPPY EASTER all! I pulled the turkey out of my freezer simply as it was taking up way to much space, and will cook it tomorrow for the two of us. I've had no poultry in the freezer for a while now, so the l/o's will be packaged into
"user friendly" servings, and will produce such things as "turkey tacos" sometime in the future. Normally, I'd make broth from the carcass, but I've made plans for Denise to take it off my hands - I've plenty of homemade broths in the freezer, something
else I need to use up to make some space!
I am also finding myself knee deep in lemons, as it's that time of year again. Good thing I have a bit of freezer space, as I'm going to have LOTS of juice to freeze early next week! Lemonade, lemon bars, lemon curd (maybe) and perhaps a lemon cake of some
sort! Time to search for more recipes!
Well, folks, that's what crazycook has been up to of late, and I fear it's time I call this blog "done." Be happy, be healthy, be CRAZY!