Banana Bread with Chocolate Chunks

June 16

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We have a really hard time letting bananas go bad in our house. I will only eat bananas if they still have a little bit of green at the top of the stem, but regardless, it seems like no matter how many I buy they always get eaten. Why do I care? Well, because of this banana bread.

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Shrimp po’boy and purple slaw

June 14

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One of the things we bought on our original outing to T and T supermarket was a one pound box of frozen shrimp. It’s been sitting in our freezer until the morning when I decided I should open it up and make some dinner. You couldn’t really tell what was in there, but what I got was a lot of beady eyes staring back at me.

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Seed Crackers

June 12

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As much as possible, I try to avoid buying any type of snack food at the store. Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I figure that whatever I can buy I can just as easily make at home (well, made not just as easily). A variety of reasons motivate me to just make things myself. The first, is that I enjoy it. I am not going to pretend that there aren’t perfectly healthy, tasty, affordable foods out there. If you don’t enjoy making homemade crackers, why would you make homemade crackers? But I think it is a lot of fun.

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Mussels with Ancho Chilli Sauce

June 10

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I never really understood the joy in eating a giant bowlful of mussels but then again, I do love sauce. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy dipping a fresh, buttered piece of bread, into a delicious sauce. And this Ancho chilli sauce really is great. I have had it a number of times and by the end of the meal someone is sheepishly drinking the remnants out of their bowl or foregoing their seafood for bread and sauce.

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