This week reached again for my never ending supply of frozen bananas. I baked banana muffins from the King Arthur Flour website, using this recipe with a few changes.
I used 3 bananas instead of 2. 1/2 a cup of sugar instead of 2/3. And instead of chocolate chips I topped the muffins with cinnamon and sugar. I thought they were good, and I liked that they had whole wheat flour and less sugar than some recipes. Dave liked them. Luke seemed to like them. Jack only ate half of his. So… not a unanimous endorsement. I still might consider making them again. But I think my banana and my muffin obsession may have run it’s course. This is the 13th FBF muffin. I think it’s time to work on perfecting my coffee cake.
In other news, I have a tragic story of a cooking fail from last week. I subscribe to Cook Smarts, which sends me 4 dinner menus per week because thinking of a list of 7 things to cook ever week is too hard for me. Last week, I was making Spring Pork Ramen with Snap Peas and I decided to get fancy… too fancy. I made the pork shoulder in the crock pot, and per the recipe I was straining the broth from the crockpot through the strainer into a bowl. When I was done, I thought, “That looks delicious! But also it could be more clear. I should put a cheesecloth in the strainer and strain it again. That would be fancy.” And I had just found cheesecloth in a really weird place. If only I could remember where? I called Dave and said, “Where did we find that cheese cloth?” And he said, “I don’t remember, but it was somewhere weird and unexpected.” That sparked my memory and I found the cheesecloth in the pool bag that we had taken to the hot springs in Steamboat when we were on spring break. I guess at some point someone thought, “Sunscreen, goggles, pool toys, cheesecloth, yep, we have everything we need.”
So I washed the strainer and the cheese cloth and I poured the broth out of the bowl and through the strainer… and right down the drain. I said, “NOOOOOOOOooooooooooooo. I’M SO DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Jack ran over to give me a hug and said, “You are still really lovable.” So that was nice.
Needless to say we had ramen, pork and snap peas on a plate instead of in a bowl, because I’ve turned into a lovable dummy.