I’d like to be a locavore, but there are a few things standing in my way. First is coffee which I am now so thoroughly addicted to that if I don’t get my daily hit at more or less the appointed time each day, I get a screaming headache that resists all manner of pain killer. Second is cheese, which I love too much to do without. And last is the parade of bananas and grapes that keep my kids in healthy snacks most every week.
With the bananas though, comes banana management. Which is to say that I sure as hell am not going to pay for a banana to be flown halfway around the world only to throw it in the compost if the kids don’t get to it and it gets too old.
Freezing bananas to use in bread is good, but I was craving variety. Enter the good folks at A Good Appetite and their really undeniably brilliant Banana Curry. I followed the recipe exactly except subbing the chicken parts I had on hand, and adding peanuts at the end, because banana and peanut is a perfect combo. It was fantastic.
I was hoping it might be good kid food, but I overdid it with the curry a bit, so I just gave them the cooked chicken without too much sauce, and that worked well. Next time, I would back off of the spice a bit just so the kids could really eat it all. If your whole family is spice-tolerant, make it as written.