They tell me that 50 is the new fabulous…..Do I believe them? Maybe. I know that I am closer to death than I am to birth. A reminder that life has a finite span. This thought both sobers me and liberates me. Makes me stop and think often of what’s important, what’s not.
I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted to eat, HELL NO, not anymore. DITTO on eating after 9:00 p.m. Love jalapeno poppers, ate six of them recently, had a burn for six days.
This new decade has given me the freedom to make new choices and the courage to do them. I prefer the “complex” to the “complicated” complex is so much more interesting. I am a bit more daring, more adventorous and more loving. I believe now I have experience and wisdom to share….Whoa, when did I arrive there (laugh). I am hopeful that I will take my new decade to continue to explore and discover the world around me with a focus on making a difference.
So, my first fifty-year old blog post is going to start with ridding myself of the frozen overripe bananas in my freezer. I am in a vicious cycle. I buy them, they sit to long on my counter, and I throw them in a ziploc bag in my freezer, and before I know it, I am being over run with mystery date bananas. A experienced fifty year old might simply unload her freezer full of bananas into the waste can and be done-but, I am a young fifty year old still exploring her options.
The recipe calls for using a 12-count muffin pan. Hey, I am fifty and I used a 6-count mini-bundt pan.
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe from Epicurious