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- March 12, 2007 at 6:17 pm #251285Guest
I am a lover of banana bread other things like banana cake and muffins. When banana’s go on sale, I will usually buy a whole BUNCH and my daughter and I eat what we like and I let the other go soft. I wait until they turn brown and start to get squishy and I put them in a large mixing bowl and smash them all to smitherines and then get out my 1 cup measuring cup and measure all the banana’s out into 1 cup’s and put them in a small ziploc bag and freeze them.
That way through the winter or when ever I get a wild hair up my WooHa I snag a bag out of the freezer and make what I want to make (It’s already measured don’t have to measure it out!!). I also do this with Zucchini and put it through my food processor and measure it out and put it into ziploc bags and freeze them. I always do Zucchini since it is out of season in the winter and that is when I love to bake.
All of my Christmas gifts to family’s is a large basket of homemade food, so that is where all the frozen stuff comes in handy.
I hope that this helped.
.From: Elizabeth Head
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re: Need fresh ideas of what to do with too many ripened bananas
I agree that buying more than you can use before it spoils is wasteful; however, due to my DH’s medical condition I buy the recommended amount he should eat and either come up with extras if he doesn’t eat as many as recommended or short if/when the teens eat more bananas than I anticipated. It truly is a “best guestimate thing” and I use the leftover ones for banana bread or smoothies to avoid thowing them away.
I was simply looking for additional ideas to use them for variety sake and I thank you for your input/ideas.
I am going to put my two cents in here and say that if you are buying something you can’t use, then it is NO bargain at all…….Even if it’s only one banana or two, we’re trying to be frugal, and any waste is not frugal. So, I would suggest that you buy a few less bananas.
Other than that, what about banana pie, banana pudding (with vanilla wafers), banana split with low-fat frozen yogurt, or frozen banana on a stick? Personally, I think my favorite way to use a banana is sliced on top of a bowl of Cheerios, or just plain by itself at lunch…….
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