Once, I asked her, "Grandma, why do you like banana bread so much?"
Grandma smiled, and told us stories of growing up in the depression.
I thought she was changing the subject.
But when the others left the kitchen, she looked around to see that we were alone, then picked up her old wooden spoon and said.... "At the end of the month, when the cupboard is bare, you can always cook up some old bananas from the bottom of the freezer. Family believes it's a treat, see? They only see how much you love them. They have no idea they are on emergency rations."
And I always cook banana bread at the end of the month.....weather we need it or not.
So Family and friends always know how much they are loved.
My twist of Grandma's recipe:
- butter instead of lard
- 1/2 Splenda in the sugar
- one egg instead of two
- chocolate chips instead of walnuts