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Saturday, September 8, 2012

BoyTalk & Banana Muffs

The first week of full classes has come to a close and  I have started my weekend off with a successful girls night in. It all began with a bushel of over-ripe Bananas & the world's easiest banana chocolate chip muffin recipe...

The Goods:
4 overripe bananas
(if you have over-ripe bananas, 
and no time to bake you can
freeze them and bake later!)
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 box yellow cake mix
Oven @ 350 degrees.

1. Mix everything together. Mushing the bananas as you mix 
2. Grease muffin tin or use paper cupcake linings.
(We put butter on a paper towel and spread it around because we are college students and that's how we make it work.)
3. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
(Caution: You should probably wait until they are cooled a bit, as to not burn your tongue.)

I made these delicious muffins with Goombah and her roommate, J. We too a stroll to the nearby CVS to get all the supplies needed. Here's where our silliness becomes overwhelming. While at the front desk of the res. hall checking out the muffin tin, my friends begin casually engaging in a flirtatious conversation with the front desk attendant. We make our way back to my apartment, and decided to begin the muff making process. To our own avail, we realized we had no large mixing bowl. Back to the front desk it was and as we wondered away from the front desk I called out, "Hopefully we won't be back." To which he replied, "Unless its with a muffin." (Side Note: We never brought him a muffin, Ops.)
We then started on our muffin making advegture. When it was time to add the chocolate chips, J ceremoniously lifted the entire bag of chocolate chips and dumped it into the bowl. Goombah and I immediately took action, grabbing the non-battered chips and setting them aside. J just laughed and said, "It is suppose to be a girls night! We need our chocolate!" (Another Side Note: We had Ben&Jerry's ice cream during the night as well, I enjoyed the Fro-Yo version of Half-Baked. My favorite.) Once we completed our muffin creation we ate and talked about boys. A typical, hilariously delicious girls night!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

BAAA-nana Chips

Saw a recipe for Banana Chips on Pinterest....

My Attempt:

2 Bananas.
Lemon Juice.


Slice the Banana.
Dip In lemon Juice.
Bake @ 200 degrees for 2 hours, then flip.
 Bake for 2 more hours.

It seems easy, LIES.
Here's what happened:

It all seemed easy, too easy. I should have known that wouldn't be the case. First of all, dipping each banana slice in lemon juice was tedious and took at least a 1/2 hour. Next, flipping the slices took forever. I couldn't keep track of which slices I had flipped, and which still needed to be turned over. At first flip, I knew I had cut the chips too small, they were potato chip thin. I was so disappointed. When the entire four hours had concluded, I spent another hour cleaning the leftovers of banana slices off of the cookie sheet. And the chips aren't event that good. They are still slightly soggy, and not very chip like. They taste like little pieces of banana fruit leather to me. Its not a bad taste or texture. I will, of course, still devour them. Its just not what I was hoping for when I began making the chips. Next time I will just buy banana chips!