"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gettin Stuff Done

Coming back home after two weeks on set, and then a short weekend trip, my apartment somehow grew dust and strange smells, which is odd considering I was only here to sleep. And occasionally bathe.

So this morning I got up, did some laundry, tried planning a meeting with a friend to get our careers back on track, took out the trash, cleaned the trash can, steamed a dress and saw two black bananas on the kitchen table. Black bananas only mean one thing: Time to make some banana bread!

I'm an experimental baker; if chocolate isn't already in it, I toss it in. And if chocolate is already in it, I'll toss in some peanut butter. And more chocolate. Have I ever mentioned how much I like chocolate?

At any rate, if you, like me, always have great intentions when buying a bunch of bananas, but are never able to follow through, don't worry. Have I got a recipe for you.

Starving Artist Banana Bread
Grease your loaf pan with spray butter, turn the oven to 350. Whisk together: 1 1/3 c flour 3/4 t salt 1/2 t baking soda 1/4 t baking powder in another smaller bowl, mix together: 5 1/3 T butter 2/3 c sugar It should have a consistency like brown sugar. Now blend everything together. It's gonna be thick. You'll be wondering what I'm up to. Lightly beat 2 eggs and toss in the mix and stir it all together. Now add in 2 mashed black bananas. You can add a small third one. The more bananas, the moister the bread. I like adding a cup chocolate chips here. You can do half peanut butter chips and half chocolate. I've even added a tablespoon of peanut butter, but don't recommend. You can swirl in some melted nutella if you want. Scrape everything into a loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until your fork comes out clean, BUT it also tastes really good undercooked too, salmonella be damned.

Now enjoy and starve no more.


  1. It's blogs like this that make me wish we were still roommates.


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