SFH Journal: 2018-10-14 & 15

Highlight: What did you have for breakfast this morning? I hope it was something good. As for me, my breakfasts are usually pretty routine – cold cereal or oatmeal with coffee and Saturday is reserved for grits with butter and cheese.

This morning was different, however, because last week my beautiful and usually patient wife had an all out argument with four unworthy bananas. There they were, in the house for only a day or two, and already speckled brown and loudly declaring their over-ripeness. Now you have to understand that my wonderful spouse considers a banana virtually without worth very soon after it begins to turn yellow. I don’t know when, where, or how she developed that little taste quirk, but it’s very real. Many speckled bananas have met their untimely demise at her hands.

This time, however, dear wife, after sharing several disparaging thoughts with that worthless “bunch”, had a sudden change of heart. Within an instant, the kitchen shown with the light of mercy and kindness – she had a plan of salvation for those spoiling fruits. Without a moment’s hesitation, all four of them were placed gently into the refrigerator to await a mercy-filled fate.

Yesterday, those four old and completely brown bananas were brought out into the kitchen – they were to become the main ingredient of what was for me the world’s most tasty Banana Pumpkin Bread ever.

Wife’s skillful hands, following a recipe from allrecipes.com, gathered the needed ingredients; made necessary substitutions; and stirred the mixture with loving care. Roughly an hour later, there it was – beautiful to the eyes, filling the house with a most enticing aroma. Ah! The joy of having a wife who brings mercy to offending bananas and gives them a purpose for existence!

What did you have for breakfast this morning? I hope it was something good. As for me, I had a new SFH specialty – Banana Pumpkin bread, slightly warmed, with a bit of butter.

Thank you, dear Wife!

Weather: The cool weather is upon us.

2018-10-14: High – 55º (Details – click here.)

2018-10-15: High – 73º (Details – click here.)

Plantings: Nothing to report

Harvest: The harvest continues to slow, but we had enough okra for dinner last night.

2018-10-14: 10 okra pods and 3 jalapenos

2018-10-15: Nothing to report

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