Now that Blogger has recovered from the Blackout of 2011, better known as the Google Rapture, I feel like I can move forward with our regularly scheduled format. I know you’re all thinking, thank goodness, what the heck we were going to eat all week without a recipe from our favorite cooking blog. Never fear, Mrs. Tuna is here.
Sheldon and I have a bit of an obsession with the hunky Australian chef Curtis Stone. His blond spikey hair, soothing Aussie accent, ability to cook with one hand tied behind his back. Sigh….. It was love at first sight when we first spotted him on Take Home Chef, a show he wandered around a fancy assed grocery store asking shoppers if he could demonstrate how to cook a perfect meal in your very own house, if you just let him come home with you. Come to Mama my little koala, I mean ahem, I’m a married woman, I’m not the least bit interested. We did however spend hours pausing the show trying to glean clues to the store’s name and location. Look, he smiled at me with his eyes through the television.
His current working gig is as the host of Top Chef Masters another cooking show I’m infatuated with. I made the Big Tuna sit on the couch and explained that I was only interested in what unique foods they would cook under pressure. I verbally chastised Curtis when he flirted with a participant, that’s not the way I want my future son in law to behave. My little flower Sheldon deserves all your attention. This week I’m going to post a dessert, something sweet and tasty like my man Curtis. We need to use up those bananas that your kids begged you to buy that are now are all mushy and brown.
Blender Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 cup apple sauce
1 ½ cup sifted flour (use a sifter or two knives to fluff up, it makes a difference)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Spray cooking spray in a 9” x 9” baking pan, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whirl bananas in blender, add apple sauce and eggs into a puree. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add banana mixture and stir well. Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes. Confirm doneness by sticking a fork in, if prongs come out clean its ready.
About a year ago, Sheldon deactivated her Facebook claiming it took up too much time and she wanted to not be a hostage to technology. This is the same kid who gave up texting for Lent and we found lying in the fetal position until Easter. As we all sat around at afternoon wine a few weeks ago she wondered aloud if it would be creepy to resuscitate her profile but only “like” his Facebook page. Ummm….no…….I sure that would be fine, I wonder if he’ll dance with me at their wedding reception.