I really like to cook. This is the time of year when it starts to get to be more enjoyable, because the weather just makes you want to get WARM.
We had two nights of hard freeze – about 25F here. Before that, the hydrangeas were still looking good. All it took was that freeze to make all the leaves turn brown and droop. Same thing for the Rose Mallow plants. We were astonished that they were still blooming and making new buds last week. Well… now there are green stems topped with brown, dead leaves. It was certainly good while it lasted.
We have some “mums from hell”. These have been coming back every year in front of/below the boxwoods. This year the plant was like Audrey – just kept getting bigger and bigger and now it is just an explosion of yellow flowers. A nice surprise.
So, back to baking. We had 3 bananas that had gone past their happy place into that brown, over-ripe condition. What to do? We decided that some banana-nut muffins were in order. I actually have never baked anything with banana before. Kevin was surprised that at no time in my life had I made banana bread, but it is true. Zucchini bread yes- partially as a method to get my young son to eat vegetables, but no banana bread.
Dr. Google found this recipe for me for Cinnamon Banana-nut muffins. Used extra cinnamon and pecans for the nuts – YUM they are tasty!