Thursday, October 8, 2009


Well, our bananas never grew large to a "normal" size because our poor plant died! We chopped the hands off of the stem and brought them inside anyway to ripen. We never thought they would taste like "real" bananas, but to our surprise, they taste great! Travis has been eating his bananas on ice cream. Elizabeth & I have been eating ours with cut up grapes for breakfast.

I think this winter we will try to wrap them so they won't die back with frosts or freezes. We'll see how that goes!
On another note, tonight, we made Tuscan Lemon Chicken. It was super easy since it was cooked on the grill. The recipe calls for a marinade of olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, and pepper. Grill or barbecue on low heat for 15 minutes a side. For the last 10 minutes, cut another lemon in half and throw on the grill. We drizzled the grilled lemon over our chicken and white rice. Delish! I will definitely try this recipe again. Thanks, Ina!


kajahns said...

Cute bananas!!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chicken update. I remembered that we had the same Ina cookbook so I've got the recipe too! I'm just not that great with the grill.

Sara said...

I wasn't too sure of myself on the grill, either, when I started using it a lot. But, we have a gas grill that's really girl-friendly, and the more I use it, the more comfortable I get. Besides, Travis doesn't mind eating my 'practice' steaks!

kajahns said...

I made the Tuscan Lemon Chicken for Nick on Saturday and he loved it. He said I could make it for him everyday. I made a wild mushroom rice and grilled zuchinni, yellow squash, green bell pepper and onion (which I tossed in olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and threw in two slices of lemon for a little zing)

Joanne said...

Will one of you with the Tuscan Lemon Chicken recipe send it to me? I don't have Ina's cookbook!