An old friend’s recipe

Makes 12

1/2 cup shortening (margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup banana (ripe and mashed)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons hot water

Grease tin. Cream shortening and sugar in bowl. Add egg then banana. Dissolve baking soda in water and add to goop. Add flour and salt — stir until flour is mixed. Don’t overstir!

Bake 20 minutes at 350° F.

Michele and I lived together for a spell and I have a lot of memorable cooking disaster stories (all mine sadly) from that time period. One thing I did learn how to make was her muffins. Still do and probably always will; they are just that good.