The Upside of Rotten Bananas

We've all heard that old adage about lemons. This week I'm tweaking it a bit..."when life gives you rotten bananas, make muffins."

It's been a long week. First, R got sick. Then, winds swept through our little valley at speeds exceeding 100mph, and the dairy lost power. Normally this wouldn't have been a big problem, but the back-up generator pooped out in the hour of need. Fortunately, there's no shortage of generosity around here, and R was able to borrow another generator from a neighboring farm. The power is back on now, but we're still running off the generator, due to some technical glitches and missed connections with the power company. Nonetheless, not a single one of our 400 cows has missed a milking, due to R's diligent attention. He's been watching over the generator like it is a new born baby...soothing it at the first sign of trouble to ensure it keeps running.  In the midst of all of this chaos, I (regrettably!) had to leave town for a business trip. In my 48 hours of travel, 3 of my flights were cancelled. All I could think about was getting back home to help out. It felt like nothing was going right!

And yet, it all worked out. I feel very grateful. R is feeling much better. Our stop-gap power fix has worked out just fine (keep your fingers crossed). I managed to get home safely despite the travel troubles. The only real casualty I can see from this whole situation was a bunch of over-ripe bananas left out on the counter while I was away. As soon as I started regretting that I'd let them spoil I realized...when life hands you a bunch of brown bananas, make muffins.

Best Banana Muffin Recipe
Preheat over to 350
In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine
4c whole wheat flour
1.5c sugar
2tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
2 large eggs
6 brown bananas
2tbsp vegetable oil
1/2c chopped walnuts

Por mixture into greased muffin pan
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean

Post a Comment