Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cooking Tip: BANANAS

Bananas can be pretty expensive, but most grocery stores have one day out of the month that they put the almost-expired bananas out for like $0.39/pound. When that day comes, I stock up and get a ton (they're my daughter's favorite food, so we always have to have them around). I'll put a few out in our fruit dish and the rest in the freezer. If you want bananas to stay fresh for just a few days, put them in your refrigerator--the outside will still turn brown, but the inside will stay fresh. If you want to store them for longer amounts of time, stick them in the freezer. When you're ready to eat them microwave them for 30 seconds and they'll be thawed out. This is GREAT for teething babies--don't microwave them quite as long and it's like a banana "popsicle"; soothes their gums.