‘The Perfect Banana’
A Food State Debate
Looking at the last banana sitting on my counter earlier this evening, I grabbed it and put it down the hatch.
Just a tad too ripe for my optimal banana enjoyment, wasting food hurts my soul and I was 100% sure none of the other three would eat it so down it went.
Choosing how ripe a fruit will be before I eat it is indeed a ‘first-world’ problem. Yet looking at the large bunch of super ripe bananas beside it that were en route to become a baking ingredient, I already had too many for four dozen muffins and really didn’t want to have to make a half batch more.
Braden prefers bananas closer to the green side, Jeff and I like them the same way…a perfect yellow colour with full sweetness just on the cusp of turning too ripe and Luke just doesn’t do bananas…with the exception of putting them in smoothies and sometime muffins if he can’t see the fruit in it.
Another food state debate on our house, which gives me more of an ‘opportunity’ to be in the kitchen, is bacon.
Luke and Jeff like it semi crispy but with some soft parts and for Braden and I, it’s crispy and crunchy the whole way.
Apples — Luke will only eat ultra crispy apples or not at all. BBQ chicken can’t be soggy and cereal can’t sit for too long in the milk. Jeff and Braden might eat leftovers but it depends what it is and as a mother (not sure if it’s a mom thing?), I’m now used to being the family compost.
Are there any foods your family ‘has’ to have a particular way?