Of Bread and Bread Bags

Yes, that’s the fascinating title for today’s post. I think I better explain…

The part about bread, specifically, is that last Saturday, I messed up–badly. And I’m posting today to own up to what I did…

You see, last Saturday, the 23rd, was National Banana Bread Day and I didn’t… no, I did NOT bake any banana bread!

Not a single loaf.

Had all the ingredients on hand. The bananas were at the peak of ripeness… meaning almost black.

But still, I didn’t so much as turn on the oven!

I’m a complete failure as a home baker! A fraud, a phony!

As midnight approached, I felt worse and worse about this unforgivable omission.

I had even made a point to grab the newest batch of bread bags which had arrived from Amazon three or four weeks ago. I had misplaced them after the delivery and made sure they were around for my next loaf of my favorite fruit-bread combo.

And then, while taking a momentary  break from my self-flagellation over my supposed failure, I realized that I was starting on my second batch of bags… And that the bags come in lots of 100…

And it hit me! I’ve baked a hundred loaves of bread over the last fourteen months!

Well, that was a pretty cool thought!

I let myself down from that cross and realized that, although I hadn’t come through on “thee day”, it’s nevertheless true that Ben Been a busy baker and that when you look at the overall picture, I do belong in that proud gaggle of  committed, for-real home bakers!

Tomorrow’s the day for the next two loaves of banana bread. I have a regular Wednesday buyer and I’m not going to disappoint him.

And then a loaf of the delightful, round loaf of crusty, rosemary-topped skillet bread I love so well.

I need to buy more zucchini at the grocery today for the next loaf of amazing Lemon-Zucchini bread I’m just wild about…

Yeah, Ben’s not in the Baker’s Hall of Fame. But he’s for real!


“Baker Ben” Basile

Photo credit Ben Lawrence Basile

8 Comments on “Of Bread and Bread Bags

  1. Well, now I know that National Banana Bread Day is a thing next year ima make one,

    100 in 14 mo – I should bake more.


    • Thanks for coming over and reading the post! Baking is so much fun and it’s helped me keep the food budget from getting too out of line.

      That day *is* a thing! And as someone who loves to bake, i think it’s cool! Prolly was the banana and flour tycoons of the world who made that day happen! And I’m good with it! :o)

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      • Yep, i can live with it too.

        Made a Chicken Jalfrezi for the first time yesterday – delicious, and five more portions straight into the freezer.

        I make a mean chocolate brownie 😉 and my ex is a super baker.

        Good to read about your experiences.


  2. 💖 banana bread & zucchini bread but also lemon & chocolate loaves! My fave dessert is 🍫 chip cannoli though!!! 😋😋😋

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  3. So funny. I just finished ruining a banana bread in brand new brevillle convection. Delighted to find a banana blog from you.😏

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    • Glad to see you liked that one! I had fun with the post and i really, really love to bake! I very much appreciate you coming over and leaving a comment. Happy baking! And I hope your weekend is awesome!

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