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Old 12-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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What have I gotten myself into???

One of the things that I keep my eyes out for when I'm grocery shopping is a store special on over-ripe bananas. I can usually get bananas at 25 cent / pound on these specials. I take them home, peel them, put 2 - 3 in a quart ziplock, mash them, squeeze the air out, and freeze. I use these for banana pancakes and banana bread. My kids go nuts for both.

When we moved to OK, PeppA, my other half, started working at an ice-cream / hamburger / grocery store. I've worked for this company in the past, and like their products.

They started selling more "grocery" items in the past few years. I'm not surprised that they sell bananas, as this company uses bananas for banana splits.

A few days ago, PeppA bought home a couple bunches of over-ripe bananas that she picked up on discount. I did my usual and mashed/froze them, and have made a couple batches of banana pancakes, and even a loaf of banana bread a couple days ago.

PeppA must have bragged about the banana bread to her co-workers. Yesterday, she came home with 14 POUNDS of bananas! I now have 11 qt-size ziplock baggies in the freezer, most with 3 bananas, so with 2. I also have two orders for banana bread from her co-workers.

I just ran a search on the HDD for the laptop. I came up with 53 recipes that call for bananas. I guess I'm going to be doing some cooking today and tomorrow.

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Old 12-03-2006, 01:14 PM   #2
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well I don`t know about you, and you Seem quite sane, but Bagging and freezing all those would drive me bananas!

is that why you posted this in the Nuts section as well?
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:19 PM   #3
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Allen, make up a huge batch of banana bread and freeze the loaves, they will do quite well. That way you won't be seeing all those bags of mashed 'naners!!
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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I too love bananas which are plentiful in my hometown. It's good that you are freezing ripe bananas especially during winter. Besides making banana split, fritters, cakes, muffins, salad etc, you can also deep fry them in batter.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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I like bananas in my pina coladas and daiquiris....that's how I'd use them up.
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:25 PM   #6
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Yeh, and don't forget banana shake! Yum!
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #7
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Mmmm, banana ice cream!
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Old 12-03-2006, 01:40 PM   #8
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Hey there all. Yes I am the one who made Allen mash all those nanaers! lol.

But honesly they are the best. I can't complain about them not going to waist. They will get used. Specialy since we have 5 kids and a over grown one ( Allen ) lol

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Old 12-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #9
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Banana and peanut butter sandwiches are great. Making a grilled sandwich though, is tricky.
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #10
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well I don`t know about you, and you Seem quite sane, but Bagging and freezing all those would drive me bananas!

is that why you posted this in the Nuts section as well?


Oh Allen - LOL - good luck!
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