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Bananas
 
 

bananas

 

Save money buying bananas by storing them properly.  If you want to eat them whole, buy them as green as possible.  If you pull them apart, wrap them individually, and put them in the refrigerator,  they will take longer to ripen.

 

If you plan to use them for cooking, buy them  ripe so that you can puree them and freeze them for baking.

 

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Frugal footnotes:

Here are a couple classic, frugal banana recipes.

 

Banana Bread

Ingredients

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
3 bananas, soft
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
vanilla

Cream together the flour, shortening, and sugar.  Mash the bananas and add them to the flour mixture with the eggs.

Add the vanilla and baking soda, and then stir in the nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done with the toothpick test.

 

Banana Cream Pie

Ingredients

1 small instant vanilla pudding mix
2 cups vanilla ice cream (softened)
1  graham cracker pie shell
1 pint heavy cream, whipped
2 bananas
 
Put the pudding and ice cream in a bowl, and mix with a blender on low speed for 2 minutes.
 
Pour this mixture in crust. cracker crust.  Chill for one hour. 
 
Whip cream and spread over the top.  Cut the banana into slices and lay on top of the pie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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