Which immediately makes me think "King of the 'ew?" "The Britains!" "'ew are the Britains?" "We all are. We are all Britains, and I am your King." "Well I didn't vote for you."
I can keep going but I'll spare you. "Ew" in this case actually refers to this:
I know, I know, this is a banana, and you guys are all thinking "Um, Liz, banana starts with B. Didn't you go to Kindergarten?"
Why yes I did go to Kindergarten, and by the time I was in first grade I was so advanced in reading that I had my own reading group all to myself. I named it the Magic Cats. (My life seems to have gone downhill from there.)
Anyway, I digress. See, I never liked bananas. Not ever in my entire life. Occasionally when I was little my mom would slice them on my cereal and I'd eat it and be like "yeah, ok, this isn't a bad addition," but I would never just sit down and peel and eat a banana. Banana bread, however, is to die for.
Then I grew up and I thought that I should try bananas again. I thought to myself, self, bananas are good for you and it's not like they have an intense flavor that offends you (I'm not one for spicy food) and it's full of neat-o stuff like Potassium, which is supposed to be good for you, whatever that is, so you should just man up.
(Digression for photo of Brian from Family Guy doing the "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" dance:
And we're back.
Anyway, I grew up and started buying bananas here and there. And occasionally I'd eat one, and think to myself, "meh." So herein lies the problem. I buy bananas because I think I should eat bananas, because eating bananas will make me feel better about myself or some ridiculous notion. So I buy them and I set them on the counter in this cute fruit basket my mom bought me (therefore making me feel obligated to put fruit in it) and then every time I see them sitting there I'm like "meh" and walk on by.
And then they go bad.
And there is nothing more "ew" or vom-worthy than an old banana. Well, actually there are probably many things. But it's up there.
I'm destined to keep buying bananas because it's a habit I cannot break. I even tried eating one the other day before it got too ripe but it wasn't ripe enough and gave me a stomach ache. Very sneaky, banana. So I guess my only solution is to keep buying them and watch them get too ripe and learn how to make them into banana bread. Which is yummy.
So anyone have a good banana bread recipe they want to share?
And does anyone else remember Bananas In Pajamas? Because they were totally awesome. Only bananas I ever really liked.