Monthly Archives: June 2014

Going Bananas, Part 2

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LAST DAY!!  YIPPEE!!  For those of you who are concerned that teachers don’t love their jobs, rest assured, we do.  After 9 months though, we need a few months to recharge our batteries for the next batch of eager learners.  So with today being the last day, I’m sure you’re thinking I will have tons of time to make fresh dinners every night.  While I may have time, it’s already inching close to 100 and will be over it in the next week to come.  So anything that I can do to avoid heating up my house is important.  In our search for banana recipes the other day, we came across a blueberry banana bread recipe.  All I can say is YUM!  It was breakfast this morning along with a yogurt (gotta have that protein for the last day!!) and we were out the door to give teachers gifts and get the classroom ready for eager students and a BBQ.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and it made 2 loaves (smaller loaf pans).  I wish I could share this recipe here with you, but the author felt I was violating copy-rite laws.  So I have removed the recipe and the link to her website.  However, you can easily search search my Pinterest board for Blueberry Banana Bread and find it there.  Sorry everyone!

 

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Going Bananas!!!

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What a busy week- it’s already Thursday night!!! The last week of school is always a busy one for moms, dads, and kids. Moms who are teachers have double duty end of year craziness!!

Last weekend I spent a day freezer cooking with my sister-in-law. We knocked out a month’s worth of dinners in a day. I was worried I was going to be behind the ball this week because I didn’t have any breakfasts- so I also whipped out a bunch of burritos and french toast sticks. All set for the week….

THEN…. I saw an amazing deal at our local fruit stand. Living in Central California, I have always been spoiled with fresh fruit and vegetables in the summer. Juicy sweet peaches, plums, apricots, corn, fresh green beans, the list goes on and on. Our small garden is over flowing. I digress. This amazing deal was for 50 (yes that’s 50!) pounds of bananas for $5!!! I know many of you are thinking, really??? 50??? How many is that? A whole packing box- 2 layers deep. The curveball in the bananas was that they had to be used that day- they were already starting to turn. SOOOO….. Pinterest to the rescue.

My loving husband helped make banana pancakes, banana muffins, banana bread, banana cookies, and well, you get the idea. We froze lots of them (peeled first) for smoothies and ice cream. Here’s the first of several banana recipes. Found on Pinterest, this can be either a yummy dessert or fun option for breakfast.

Banana Quesadillas

Ingredients:
Bananas
Tortillas
Peanut Butter
Chocolate Chips

1. Spread peanut butter over entire tortilla.
2. Place sliced bananas over half and sprinkle with a few chocolate chips.
3. Fold over and place on griddle.
4. Cook on both sides until lightly browned and melted inside.

We wrapped them up and froze them. The kids had one for breakfast the next morning and enjoyed it cold from the refrigerator. You can reheat them if you like. Yummy, handheld, and filled with protein = WIN!

Follow my blog for more banana recipe to come. I promise to have some non-banana recipes next week too. School ends tomorrow and I’ll have a few days before starting summer school (and unpacking my new classroom) to share some easy and quick summer recipes.