I really like bananas. They are tasty, they go well with some of my other favorite things, coffee and oatmeal, and they are yellow which I appreciate.
Mark does not like bananas. He doesn’t like it when we purchase bananas, even if they are for me and he does not have to eat them.
Sometimes when we get bananas I eat all of them. But when we get them at Costco, even though they are an excellent deal, I have a hard time eating 15 bananas before they go bad. (I said I really like bananas – I am not a crazy bananas for every meal person!). So I needed to find a way to get Mark to eat bananas with me. Kinda like the zucchini situation. Unlike zucchini, I could not shred a banana into his lasagna. I don’t think. If you have successfully made banana lasagna let me know.
In any case banana bread it was. But Mark doesn’t even like banana bread so I had to find something that was enough like cinnamon bread that he would go for it. Ta-da! Banana bread with Mark’s stamp of approval. I used this recipe, but I didn’t have milk so I used vanilla creamer (don’t worry it worked), and added a little bit of nutmeg.
A few weeks ago Mark built a little garden space for me in our backyard. But with all the rain we just were able to plant in it this past weekend. I am so excited. We got basil, cilantro, strawberries, tomatoes, sweet peas, zucchini, cucumber, peppers, and the coolest thing: artichokes. It will be a while before we will get to pick anything from our garden, but it was fun to plant it with Mark. We had a blast.
Mark and I love our house. It is so fun to have our own place and we really love seeing things come along as we fix it up. But some things are boring. I don’t so much mind if we have to do some hard work to get things clean or tidied up. That type of thing is boring but at least we have something to show for it.
But last weekend we had a really depressing project. Mark and I spent four hours roto-tilling the backyard to get rid of roots and rocks and weeds. FOUR HOURS. It lowered the level of the dirt so the planter dirt did not flow out into the pool. But here is the thing, at the end of the day, it looked EXACTLY the same!
Sad day. We have some new projects coming up soon that will make a lot more difference than the rototilling. But that’s for another weekend.
For now, the main differnce in our backyard is Meisje and her new toy. A tree root. She runs around with that thing all day! Forget trying to purchase toys she chews up in a day. This thing lasts for weeks!