Banana Bread Memories
Some people eat their banana bread plain.
Some people eat it toasted with a bit of butter.
Me? I top it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a few chopped walnuts and eat it with a spoon.
Whichever way you enjoy it, banana bread brings back fabulous memories for most of us I’m sure.
In my case the memories are of opening a banana bread mix and dumping it in a big glass bowl, getting mix all over the counter. I was about 15 and wanted to bake something special for my mom. I would add the few extra ingredients carefully and pour the batter into the pan as gently as possible. I would then sit at the kitchen table willing myself to not open the oven door every few minutes to see if I mixed everything the right way. I would dutifully do my homework, but in my mind all I was thinking about was the banana bread. The minute it was done I would pull it out and slice it up, still warm, even though the box said to let it cool in the pan first. I would rush up to my mom’s room to give her a piece, and she would smile the biggest smile ever.
I love when cooking or baking brings back a memory previously forgotten.
Do you have banana bread memories? Please share.