Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So excited!

Look what I found for 500 yen:

Oh the possibilities! Banana bread, banana smoothies, mashed bananas for Hannah...any other ideas?


Katie said...

Yum. You could make caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream, or banana pancakes, or banana cream pie. Or, you could consult this online guide to bananas!

When I was a kid, we used to mash bananas up in their peel, cut it open length-wise on one side, cram in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips, close the peel back around it, put it in foil and bake it. So healthy, right?

Maria Elena said...

I didn't know Japan was banana void. We have plenty here!

Suzie said...

Yes, Maria. Hawaii is perfect.


It's not banana void, but usually it's about 250 for 4 bananas. Imagine (if you paradise dwellers can) my delight at finding 20 for 500 yen!

Tenessa said...

Banana Bread Sticks--
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup banana, mashed
1 3/4 cup flour (white, whole wheat or a combo)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Combine ingredients and stir only until smooth. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour, or until firmly set. Cool, remove from pan, and cut into sticks. Spread sticks out on a baking sheet and bake at 150 for 1 hour (or longer) until the sticks are hard and crunchy. Store in tightly covered container.

I got this recipe from a book called "Feed Me, I'm Yours" (a book about homemade baby food and finger foods).

It's worth a try!

Tenessa said...

Okay, couldn't resist, because this sounds SOOOO like you!

I don't even know if you can get cherries or not, but if so... (And this is one for Hannah)

Banana and Cherry (Puree)
6 sweet cherries, halved and pitted
1 tablespoon water
1 banana
1 tablespoon baby rice cereal

Put the cherries into a small pan together with the water and simmer for 2 minutes. Mash the banana, add to the cooked cherries, and simmer for just under a minute. Puree using a handheld blender and sitr in the baby rice.

And here is a fun food fact: "Cherries stimulate the immune system and help to prevent infection. They are also good for a child suffering from constipation."

I got this recipe in a book called "Top 100 Baby Purees". Hee hee!

Suzie said...

Tenessa, you are on top of this preparing-for-a-baby thing!

Suzie said...

Hmmm....for some reason these bananas disappeared faster than the usual bunch of 4....