Monday, July 10, 2006

Banana-Corn Bread??? Hmmmmm......

I'm probably going to get yelled at by my mother for posting this, but I couldn't resist. This is what happens when a store puts the wrong mix in a box.

A few weeks ago when my parents were visiting we ran up to Trader Joes. My mom picked up a Banana Bread mix, among other things. Then the next weekend when I was visiting she decided that she would whip up the banana bread since she had some extra bananas that were about to go bad.

If I remember correctly, the rest of us were out of the house when she was putting the bread together so she didn't have anyone to give her a second opinion, but when she opened the bag from the banana bread box, she said that it sort of looked like corn bread. She saw little bits that looked almost like corn, but since it was a banana bread mix she thought that maybe they were dried banana chunks. So she proceeded with making the "banana bread" and added a couple bananas to the mix. Then when putting it into the pan to bake, she again thought that it looked a lot like corn bread, but the box was clearly banana bread.

While it was baking she filled us in on the story. I came in to verify that the box was truly banana bread, which it was.

When it came out of the oven, it was obvious that banana bread was not in the box, due to the fact that you can see bits of corn on the top.

Strangely, it wasn't half bad. It wasn't all that great, but having bananas in corn bread didn't make it terrible either.

So advice for the future: always check your mixes before adding other things to them.
And my words for Trader Joes, please put the right mix in the right box.

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At 7:43 AM, Blogger naladahc said...

Bananas and corn... explosive combination there.

At 10:39 AM, Anonymous Rob said...

yeah Jay, that looks pretty gross. did you bring that to work too?

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Jeremiah Scott said...

Ha, no, it never left my parents house. It does look pretty bad, but it actually tasted alright. Its not something I would do (at least not on purpose).

But I do wonder, how many other people got corn bread in their box of banana bread? Hmmm.....

At 9:56 PM, Blogger cherie said...

never happened to me but i must say, i love both the corn bread and the banana bread. about to make the banana bread tomorrow!

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I know this is an old post, but I found your blog because I just opened a box of Trader Joe's Cornbread Mix, and the bag inside was marked "Banana Bread Mix." The mix itself has very little scent, so I have no idea what it is (yet.) I found (amazingly enough) the ingredients for the banana bread online (I was looking for that when I came across your reverse banana-corn story), and believing the bag over the box, used the banana bread instructions. It's in the oven now...we'll see what comes out.

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Jeremiah Scott said...

Ha!! I guess it was more than a fluke. Let us know how the banana bread turns out!


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