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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Works for Me Wednesday: The Cure for Brown Bananas

I was doing a frugal shopping presentation last week, and one of the participants shared the way that he and his wife keep from ending up with brown bananas just a few days after buying them. They buy bananas of several colors. They buy a few green bananas, a few greenish-yellow bananas, and a few yellow bananas. They eat the yellow ones first and then wait for the others to become ripe enough to eat. The end up eating bananas that are yellow, and they don't end up with several brown bananas by the end of the week. That works for me! (Thanks, Phil & Pam!)


UKZoe said...

But when the nearly brown ones get reduced at the supermarket you just got to buy them and freeze them for smoothies or other recipes.
We got 3 kilos (a kilo is 2.2 English pounds) of bananas for 31p (about $0.20) the other day! We could have bought more but I didn't know how much space was in the freezer.

Melissa said...

This is a great idea, but I don't know if it would work at my store. My supermarket puts bunches of bananas in plastic bags. I don't think they'd appreciate it if I opened three bags and took two or three bananas from each. :)

Jennifer said...

I agree that buying the yellow/brown bananas is a GREAT deal! I just got a bag of them, but mine were 39 cents a pound. Unfortunately, that's a good deal around here. I just froze them last night! I can't wait for our schedule to slow down a little so that I can have a baking day again!