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 momentaryย  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 ofย  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 thoughts on “Of Bread and Bread Bags

    1. 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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      1. 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ and my ex is a super baker.

        Good to read about your experiences.


  1. ๐Ÿ’– banana bread & zucchini bread but also lemon & chocolate loaves! My fave dessert is ๐Ÿซ chip cannoli though!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. 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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