Bananas #WOTW

By | July 31, 2014

This first full week of the school holidays has gone so quickly, I hope the next five or so slow down a bit. But, such lovely weather!

My word for this week could have been “Sunshine” (there’s certainly been plenty of that) or “Bob” as this little visitor to the pool was christened:

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But, after a bit of an online shopping mix-up, I thought I’d ordered just a few, but no, bags of them were delivered. Not ones that needed to ripen, nope, ones that were already ripe, my word has to be:

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Oh yes, we do like them in this house. They are a nice, healthy portable snack but the prospect of an extremely over-flowing fruit bowl had been greeting me ever since the shopping was packed away (and the driver hands it over so fast, don’t they, there’s no real chance to check, you just have to believe what’s on that receipt).

Anyway…I’ve been baking to use them up, there’s been some lovely smells wafting around this week:

Banana and choc chip loaf:

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And a Banana French bread pudding, which I haven’t blogged how to do yet, but will:

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Not forgetting our Fruit Pops either.

So, there’s been a definite baking theme, I don’t like to waste food and the freezer is nicely full of goodies, I think even the guinea pigs would have baulked at excessive banana treats too.

We were just starting to see the bottom of the fruit bowl when Mr Bluecrisps came home with a couple of bits I’d asked him to pick up and…wait for it…you’ve guessed it…more bananas!!!

It’s also been a bit of a week because T’s football manager has offloaded a ton of player registration work that he couldn’t be bothered to do didn’t have time to do before he went on holiday. Offloaded with a deadline of two days later. So, it’s been a bit of a bananas (as in, aaaargh!) few days too! Emails flying around, people turning up with forms, birth certificates etc.

So, what word sums up your week and banana anyone?

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Louise George on 1st August 2014 at 7:09 am.

Ooh the banana French bread pudding looks very yummy! Sounds like you’ve done well in using them all up. I once did the same with carrots – ordered 5 bags instead of 5 carrots! Agree it is hard to properly check as it is all handed over so quickly. Love the photo of Bob too!

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:20 am.

Thanks, the pudding was yummy, too yummy! Bob has been a welcome addition to our garden 🙂

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Anne on 1st August 2014 at 7:44 am.

looking forward to your banana french pudding recipe! We love bananas here, but I agree, you can have too many because they have to be used up quick. I’ve a few that need to be used today so I’m thinking…banana pops 🙂

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:22 am.

You’ve reminded me I need to write that one up, I may have two posts for the linky this week 🙂

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Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 1st August 2014 at 10:05 am.

I have too many overripe bananas here and was planning to bake a banana loaf today – lovely coincidence as I now think I’ll add some choc chips, too – yum! Thanks for sharing, and such handy timing for me, too! Oh, and I like Bob 😉 Thanks for joining in with #WotW

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:23 am.

Thanks J, happy baking! Bob was very photogenic in his pictures 🙂

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Kim Carberry on 1st August 2014 at 7:03 pm.

What a great word! I have over ordered before but with apples….lol Looks like you have been busy cooking up some tasty treats x

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:24 am.

Thanks Kim, really loving baking and adapting recipes ATM, Hubbie is very pleased!!

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Debbie Roberts on 3rd August 2014 at 10:30 am.

You’ve certainly had a bananas week whichever way you look at it!…We eat a lot of bananas too and when I see them going over the top I actually pop them into the freezer, so as not to waste them.

Once they have been frozen they are only good for baking with and for making ice cream and smoothies with. They taste good though!

Popped over from #WotW.

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 3:27 am.

Thanks for the tip, Debbie, I was looking at how to make banana ice cream yesterday, as more came hone (bless him!) 🙂

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