Going bananas

 Sometimes recipes are a flop – and that’s okay.

Today after a horrible, rotten, no good day I came home and focused my frustration into a nice dinner. It was pretty delicious, too, if I do say so myself. I pan-seared a filet mignon in butter, garlic, lemon and pepper for three minutes on each side and popped it into a 375 degree oven for about 45 (I like it well done). I might do a little too much oven baking for the summer months, but since I can’t have a grill at my apartment, I’m a bit limited. Served the steak with roasted baby potatoes, zucchini, and corn on the cob. Talk about a summer menu! I love fresh veggies and ingredients.

I should have stopped there, at my win, but I’ve been meaning to use up a bunch of bananas that went ripe too quickly. Usually I default to my no-fail, moist banana bread that is so perfect you don’t even need butter or jam. Tonight I thought of going more portable and opting for muffins. I headed over to Pinterest and found a one bowl recipe. I really like this one bowl thing – fewer dishes and less of a mess overall. 

The batter tasted great. Yes I’m one of those. I have to taste. You know, just to make sure. But it didn’t seem quite right. I can’t explain it, I just knew. Maybe it was the day. The muffins were a flop – they didn’t get golden brown and they probably could have been used to break windows. What a complete failure. 
Sometimes you just have to shrug off the failed recipes and sucky days. And sometimes you should just stick with what you know – at least if pertains to a really yummy recipe.
A few wasted bananas doesn’t seem so bad after all. 

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