Monday, October 6, 2008

A Honey of a Day

The most obvious thing to do with overripe bananas is to make banana bread. But I like to try new recipes, so last time our bananas turned brown I made some banana chocolate chip cookies, and they were delicious. I was getting set to revert back to banana bread this weekend, when I stumbled upon this blog with a recipe for honey banana cupcakes - and we all know how I feel about cupcakes. (Not to mention, I've been a little honey obsessed ever since reading The Secret Life of Bees.') I made a vanilla frosting to go with them (I had to substitute soy milk for milk, but it still turned out great). I thought about adding cinammon to the frosting, but wasn't sure if I'd like it, so sprinkled it over half of them instead. They're slightly chewy, but really yummy, and a great compliment to the honey mustard chicken we had for dinner. (Chris even drank a honey brown beer!)


Also, on Saturday I got these little pumpkins to use as a centerpiece on our dining room table, but I feel like something is not quite right about it ... is it the bowl? I'm not sure. I mentioned this to Andrea yesterday, and she suggested I blog about it and take a poll, so ... what do you think?

5 comments:

The Poty's said...

I think it's the bowl. You need something that looks a little more fallish, like a basket.

Marina said...

Definitely the bowl is the problem. You need a basket and you could add some squashes or dried brightly colored leaves.

The cupcakes look awesome though!

phdinsd said...

They should be carved. That would be awesome.

theparents said...

A basket is a great idea. Maybe add a 6" scarecrow .. or paint faces on the pumpkins.

volksbloggin said...

I vote for changing the bowl for a basket ... did you finish the Secret Life of Bees?