Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Firsts - Baby Bananas

Friday Firsts

Happy Friday everybody! (Click the button if you need more information on Friday Firsts!) In the words of Pioneer Woman "Has this week been particularly crazy, hectic, bizarre, frenzied, and nuts…or is it just me?" It flew by for me, which in terms of getting homework done isn't always the best thing! We had a pretty uneventful Memorial Day because Johnny came down with a man-cold, so we just hung out at home and ordered take-out ribs from The Patio, a Chicagoland chain.

My first for this week are Baby Bananas! I've never had these before, but was inspired to try them when I saw them under the regular bananas. They came really green in a little plastic bag that said it was important for their environment to ripen until they were yellow.

The bag said the best way to enjoy them was by peeling from the bottom, so who was I to argue? To be honest, I couldn't tell that much of a difference between these and a normal banana. They're supposed to have a more concentrated taste, according to the package. I like mine still a little green, so perhaps if I let them ripen all the way they'll be sweeter? Otherwise I think I'll just stick to regular bananas!

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April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I've never really managed to find anything that special about baby bananas either! I have to confess I prefer ordinary ones!!

Laura said...

Yeah they are expensive and no big deal(HAHAHA) I AM FUNNY!

OK my first is a bit of stretch but I thought I would write a quick guide to drying herbs. HA! not easy I had to keep back tracking and rewriting but I finally did it. WHEW!

Simply Life said...

I actually learned a trick once with all bananas that you can just pinch the bottom and then usually they'll peel a lot easier!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

a "man-cold" lol too funny!!!!!

hey what did you have done?? your wisdom teeth pulled or something?? (im looking at your tweets lol- stalker!!!)

YES we can support each other! i get an epic fail for this morning, i got up too late- but i brought my yoga mat with me, so i'll be doing it at lunch time!! yippee!
yea my measurements are ok, but im hoping that focusing on the task at hand will distract me!

Anonymous said...

We tried baby bananas a while back, they're cute but I think I prefer regular bananas :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Yes, this week has been crazy, hectic, frenzied, and more! Actually, the past two weeks have been that way for me ... hence my lack of posting/commenting on other's blogs. I hope things will calm down after next week.

I've never tried the baby bananas either ... but, like you, I like bananas to be a little under ripe.

Since I've had no time to cook or develop recipes lately, my first this week is a guest post by my dad on selecting an outdoor grill. Its the first in a series! :)

Happy weekend, Christina!

sophia said...

Oh there are TONs of baby bananas here in Singapore! Ah, Christina, I wish you were here! They've got this battered and DEEP FRIED bananas called piseng goreng...SO good!! Maybe you can try that yourself sometime? ;-)

Christina said...

Yeah, the little package was $1.25 - boo! Oh well, I still tried something new, right?! Live and learn!

Amy I got my wisdom teeth out 4 yrs ago - I was giving Twitter support to Sophia who is having pain w/ hers!

I wish I was there too Sophia! Your posts the past few weeks have been so awesome to read!

Suzy said...

I love these Friday Firsts! I just realized though that the only two posts I have linked up both involved booze! Hmmmm...what does that say about me?

Why is it that anything small is somehow cuter? Those bananas are adorable!

Kathleen said...

Well this are dang cute!