Boy am I glad the world didn’t end today.  Not that there’s not a whole lotta people I wouldn’t mind seeing evaporate, or whatever, but I had a pretty good dinner planned tonight – something I had never made before and I wanted to see how it would come out.

I made Banana Salsa.


I’ve been staying pretty close to the house this week since the knee surgery… I definitely haven’t been walking around grocery stores.  So when I hit the larder today for dinner, the pickin’s were getting a bit slim.  Actually, not entirely true.  There’s lots of stuff in the house, it’s just a bit disjointed – or not what I’m really in the mood for.

I had pork chops and I had sweet potatoes – they go well together – and I was really thinking in terms of a fresh fruit salsa – but the only fresh fruit was three over-ripe bananas.

I decided banana salsa was it.

Banana Salsa

  • 3 ripe bananas, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 minced jalapeño peppers
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp minced cilantro
  • 1 tbsp rum
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Mix all ingredients and chill.

This really worked!  It was fun.  It was banana-y without being dessert-ish.  Definitely a keeper.

I placed it over cumin-crusted pork chops.  I took whole cumin seed and roughly crushed them with a mallet.  I added some salt and pepper and rubbed it all over the chops and then grilled them nover hot heat.

Served with sweet potatoes with olive oil and allspice roasted in the oven.

A perfect Post-Apocalyptic dinner!

And I have Lucille’s Cheese Cake in the oven for dessert tomorrow!