You can always tell when Giz is visiting by looking in my fridge. Not only will it contain items that I rarely (if ever) purchase -- like cilantro or huge jars of roasted red pepper -- it will be so full that you can hardly find anything. As you can imagine, Giz and I have had a few conversations about this. It hasn't quite stuck yet.
Seeing as I'm not housing a barrel of monkeys, we ended up with an overabundance of bananas. Lucky for Giz, I didn't complain about this because bananas are one ingredient of which I don't mind having extras. They're easy to freeze and go great in baking when they're overripe.
In fact, I was so excited to bake these (my first baking since E was born), I even offered to be Giz's "kitchen bitch," the name we give to the person who gets the ingredients out and keeps things clean while the other person actually prepares the recipe.
Banana Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 cup of mashed bananas
1 3/4 quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Verdict: delicious! We actually added raisins to one batch and chocolate chips to another. Both tasted really good.