I thought I would start cooking and baking my way through some of my multitude of cookbooks. I ‘m starting with the Chicago Diner Cookbook. I had a couple of bananas that weren’t going to make it through the weekend so they were my first cookbook experiment victims. The Banana Poppyseed Bread recipe was simple and delicious.. It was dense and not too sweet but with a great banana flavor. I added the optional walnuts because I had them and I like them. Next. Lentil Loaf or perhaps the Black Bean Burgers. I actually made a menu this week, so we’ll see how that goes.