Lenore loves banana bread and claims to eat it everyday. I made some this weekend and brought a healthy slice in for her this morning.
(Lenore, having just discovered the banana bread, comes into my office.)
Lenore: (smiling ear to ear) Mister, did you bring that banana bread for me?
Me: Yes! It's a new recipe. No eggs.
L: Oh! I just love banana bread. You know I buy it everyday down at the cafe?
Me: I know.
L: Thank you! I'm gonna go eat some right now.
(A moment later.)
L: (with crumbs and chocolate on her face and banana bread in her mouth) You know what I taste? I taste peanut butter! Is there peanut butter in here?
Me: Yes, I put Reese's Pieces in there instead of chocolate chips.
L: (squealing) OH! I would never have thought of that. It's really good.
Me: I'm glad you like it.
L: You know what else is good that I tried this weekend? Lemme tell you. It was a recipe I saw on the back of an, um, what was it called....you know that onion soupy pack thing?
Me: Dried onion soup mix?
L: Exactly! That's exactly it. I got a piece of chicken, put oil on it and then rolled it in that onion mix. I just love onions. Then I cooked it for 25 minutes....OH, it was heaven, just heaven!
Me: Sounds good.
L: Oh it was, it really was. I'll have to give you the recipe.
Me: You just did.
L: You don't want me to write it down? It's easy to mess up.
Me: Isn't it just chicken and onion soup mix and then you cook it?
L: (thinking about it) I forgot you like to put peanut butter in bread, you must know everything.
Originally posted October 6, 2008