one word: yum!
I got this recipe:
Recipe from Everyday Food Magazine
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Serves 12; Prep time: 15 minutes; Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes
This classic quick bread, from reader Raymond Forker in Savannah, Georgia. is a great way to use bananas that are just past their prime. There is no need to cut out the brown spots—just mash them in with the rest.
1/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch (6-cup) loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, zest, and salt. Mix in oil, eggs, and bananas. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into pan.
2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 70 to 80 minutes (tent loosely with foil if loaf browns too quickly). Cool loaf 10 minutes in pan; then turn out of pan and cool completely, right side up, on a rack.
from this blog: http://noragriffin.typepad.com/cook/ which is an off shoot of Nora's regular blog which I read often. Either Nora is a really good cook, I am a really good cook, or we just like the same foods, or maybe all of the above BUT everything I have made that I have "taken" from her has been superb. This bread is so easy but really superb. I have made the tri-tip marinated in beer several times, it is terrific too. And for the midwest, Cincinnati people, Costco has tri-tips, it seemed no one else in any meat dept. knew what the heck I spoke of!
Although it is Friday, and it is lent, I have the stuff to make the Turkey Croquettes shown on the right, again. I am going to make them to have later this weekend, and share two with my parents. Delish as RR would say!