banana madness


Do you think my bananas need some help?   I found them like this in the morning, they just fell off their stems while their stems kept hanging on.  Me thinks its time for banana bread.


I found some time to write up the recipe I mentioned yesterday for my chicken pot pie.  I'm not sure what the origin is, though I'm sure it could easily be googled.  All I know is my sister gave me the recipe when I first got married and I've been making it ever since I embraced domesticity. 


1/3 cup margarine, butter or chicken fat
1/3 cup all-purpose flour*
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken or turkey broth
2/3 cup milk
2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
1 package frozen peas and carrots
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

margarine over low heat until melted. Blend in flour, onion, salt and
pepper. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is
smooth and bubbly; remove from heat.
Stir in broth and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
Stir in chicken and frozen vegetables; reserve.

Celery Seed pastry (see recipe below). Roll 2/3 of pastry into 13-inch square on lightly
floured cloth-covered board. Ease pastry into square pan, 9x9x2 inches;
pour chicken filling into pastry-lined pan. Roll remaining dough into
11-inch square; place over filling. Roll edges under; flute. Cut slits
in center to allow steam to escape.
Bake, uncovered, in 425 degrees F oven until crust is brown, 30 to 35 minutes.



2/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour*
2 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 Tablespoons water

shortening into flour, celery seed and salt until particles are size of
small peas. Sprinkle in water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, tossing with
fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl
(1 to 2 teaspoons water can be added if necessary). Gather pastry into

1 comment:

  1. your bananas are hillarious! thanks for the recipe, i plan to try it out.


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