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Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 8 - Baked Ham & Bananas

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I'm a little bit late posting this week's banana recipe. Sorry about that!
So, last week I determined that I needed to stop being a sissy about the dinner banana recipes and decided I'd try one out for Mother's Day. The recipe I chose? Baked Ham & Bananas. Sounds innocent enough....

Yeah right. Who am I kidding??!

I got this recipe from my 1930 cookbook Bananas in the Modern Manner. This cookbook is chock full of banana recipe oddities, but like my friend Loris has told me, they were obsessed with bananas in the 1920s and 30s. It was an exotic fruit and cookbooks like this one aren't really a surprise because the consumer needed to know how to use this new and nutritionally valuable food product.


One neat thing about this cookbook is this information about bananas. I normally don't pay much attention to how a banana looks. I know if it's too green it tastes dry, hard, and sour and if it's too brown it tastes sickly sweet and mushy. So, I eat it some…

Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 7- Banana Devil's Food Cake

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I'm a day late posting on here, but I did post it on Instagram yesterday!

This week's banana recipe found in my Lily Wallace's New American Cook Book was hard to pass up - Banana Devil's Food Cake! This promises to be a moist, delicious twist on an old classic. I will definitely be giving this one a try the next time I have an excuse to make a cake. Ha!


Vintage Banana Tuesday: Day 6 - Banana Omelet

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Oops! I'm a day late, but yesterday was busy, and I only managed to post the new banana recipe on Instagram. I'm still getting a handle on adding a baby to our daily mix, and he's getting older and staying awake longer which means I don't get nearly as much done as I did before between naps. Ack! Such is life with baby. :-)

If you remember from a previous banana post about the 1930s ad/recipe for Bananas in Orange Juice, this booklet was mentioned at the bottom. I was super, duper excited to actually find that little booklet, Bananas in the Modern Manner (1930), from a seller on Amazon. Today's recipe comes from this fun little booklet chock full of interesting banana recipes.

Banana Omelet! At first I thought, well, maybe this is just a fancy version of a crepe recipe. But it's not, because there isn't any flour. It really is just a straight up omelet... with sugar and butter added. I think this one could be pretty tasty. What do you think?