Let’s just say I am not a huge fan of camper living. I have always been a girl scout – in the forest-tent sleeping – cooking everything over a campfire- kinda girl. I have never been one to want to go live in a camper. Ever…..
Perhaps it never just the right kinda camper. I have seen many but all with mini everythings inside them. Unless you are in one of those -mansion size buses- tiny houses on wheels.
Perhaps it’s my claustrophobic nature. Perhaps it is the iddy buddy stove and fridge that hold very little. I mean seriously, I can’t imagine cooking a dinner of great quality in these iddy bidddy size of a matchbox ovens. I just haven’t been a big fan.
Today I looked over on my table and saw 2 very over ripe bananas. Unfortunately I knew I had to take action. I hate to throw out bananas because I absolutely love them but….. that would mean trying to use that teeny tiny – my microwave is bigger than that- oven. What to do?
So off I go, let’s do an experiment I suppose. Was I crazy to think this…. to even consider trying to bake in an oven I didn’t even know how light? Probably but what could possibly go wrong? Worst case scenario I would just have to toss the end result and chalk it up to experience.
Well I mixed it, put it in a pan that I generously greased and looked at that oven that i hoped was heated to the right temperature. There is no oven light to let you know you are at temp. In to the oven it went while I hoped, said a little prayer and tried to occupy my time for an hour.
I peeked into that oven an hour later and pulled one out, tested it and amazingly enough it was done!!!! It looked absolutely beautiful, golden brown and smelled glorious!! I took out the 2nd loaf and it was just as gorgeous. I am simply amazed I would never thought it could be done!!!!
There is hope. Perhaps I may be convinced just a wee bit that camper living might not be quite so bad if indeed I can produce some semblance of normalcy such as a loaf of Banana Bread!!! I must admit I can’t do this over a campfire. Perhaps it might be okay. I must admit my curiosity is peaking….. what might I try to bake next in this oven??? Stay tuned . I think I will make a cup of tea, have a slice it two of bread and milk it over. Be blessed…. Trudy