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Apr 162015
 

Banana Breakfast Muffins

This past weekend while we were hitting the Fleas Across Florida, I came upon something my husband chicken door and monkey 018has been wanting ever since this love of bananas and his need for potassium, a banana hanger! Don’t know how he walked right by it unless it was because it was something like we had never seen before, a monkey banana holder! It was marked $2 and when we offered a buck, the lady said sure As soon as I got home, I searched the net to see if I could find another but to no avail, so if anyone out there has one or has seen one, let me know……. He now sits proudly on our counter top holding a bunch of bananas which brings me to today’s recipe.

I still had just enough basic muffin mix (which I provided the link to here), to make these moist and tasty treats to go with our coffee in the morning and of course, there’s always ripened bananas in the freezer ready to be cooked up in our treats.

Speaking of coffee, yesterday was a trip to the store to buy a new coffee maker as ours said so long…like our microwave did a couple of weeks ago. Tired of having to buy today’s disposable appliances that you keep having to buy new, UGH!      What ever happened to appliances that lasted?

As often as we eat our bananas, there always seems to be one that gets a little too mushy to eat on our cereal or on my sandwich for lunch. So the strays get to sit on the counter until good and ripe (the riper the better for flavoring nut breads and muffins), and then they get tucked away in deep freeze until needed in a recipe like today’s………..

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Perfect with a cup of coffee in the mornings…And Kenny just loves his Monkey!!  ;-)

 

Banana Breakfast Muffins
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teas vanilla
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ teas cinnamon
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed, about a cup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 cups basic muffin mix
Instructions
  1. Melt butter, let cool slightly.
  2. Add the beaten eggs, vanilla, bananas, and milk and mix well.
  3. Combine the basic mix with the nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl.
  4. Add the butter combination and mix just until combined.
  5. Spoon into paper lined muffin tins and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until muffins test done with a toothpick.
  6. Let cool slightly in tins and turn out onto wire racks to cool completely before storing.
  7. This batch will make 1-1/2 dozen and freezes well.

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I just had to share this old commercial…Gotta love it!

Mar 062015
 

Honey Whiskey Fried Bananas

Boy, bananas have really been a topic around here lately! One of the meds the doctor gave Kenny was potassium tablets and unfortunately they didn’t agree with him or at least that was our version. Doctors disagree saying that they never heard of these pills causing swelling. So with that, the doc told him to eat as many bananas as possible to get the potassium….Okay so now bananas are a staple here in our abode!

Look like they have a bonnet on.

Look like they have a bonnet on.

Within the last couple of weeks I heard on TV to wrap the banana stems with plastic wrap to keep them from spoiling so quickly. Then again soon after, I read the same thing on the internet. I had already tried it and have found that it does work although I did have one bad incident and I think it was my own damn fault! I decided to wrap the plastic a little too tight securing it with a rubber band and the banana skins split, OOPS! I also heard that stores were starting to sell them with the stems already wrapped, but I had yet to see that done here until a trip to the grocery store just this week and there they were, sitting there so pretty with their little plastic hats on!

 

weather stck,book 006On a recent excursion to the thrift store, I came across a new collection to my cookbooks called The Sea Cook by Sallie Townsend and Virginia Ericson dated 1968. It’s a cookbook of all different and simple ways to prepare food on your boat using a lot of canned meats and vegetables (something I try to avoid like running a boat onto a reef!) One of my first thoughts was, where was this book when I worked on a shrimp boat with my ex, it could have made life a little simpler! While skimming through the pages, I came upon a recipe for Bananas au Rhum and although I had heard of this, never tried it before, until today! Okay dilemma time, not having any rum in the house, I decided to use honey whiskey in lieu of the rum and brown sugar that the recipe called for. Oh my, husband and I are now addicted and will be having these again atop some nice homemade vanilla ice cream or over a nice piece of pound cake; it was stupendous to say the least!

You really should try this...Yummmmy!

You really should try this…Yummmmy!

 

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Honey Whiskey Fried Bananas
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 medium bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 4-6 tbsp honey whiskey, I used Jesse James, our favorite
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a cast iron frying pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Brown bananas on each side starting with the cut side down first.
  3. Drizzle bananas with the honey whiskey, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 3 more minutes to let bananas absorb the flavor.
  4. Remove bananas to plate and drizzle with the drippings from the pan.
  5. Serve hot or cold.........

Well it’s Friday, 5 o’clock somewhere (thank you Jimmy Buffet) and I have a birthday call to make to my daughter on her 44th year of celebrating life! Happy Birthday Mish, Dad and Mom love ya………………Have a nice weekend and with the weather like it is, have no clue what we’re doing!

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