For awhile there I thought summer had graced itself upon the Northwest. The thermometer rose way past 80 on Saturday and we reached into the high 70s on Sunday. In honor of summer’s visit, I diligently made an effort to complete a number of summary tasks on the “Summer is Here” to do list. BBQ, check. Sit around fire pit into evening, check. S’mores, check. Fans in the living room, check. But something seemed to be missing. As I sat in front of the fan Sunday afternoon and starred at the TV, my mouth heated up like a smoldering, humid furnace. I headed to the kitchen to pour yet another glass of water. Then it hit me. The one thing my summery experience lacked was ICE CREAM!!!
I scream, you scream. We all scream for ICE CREAM!
But the idea of having even a small pint of creamy, smooth deliciousness in my freezer scares me to no end. Luckily, I had some frozen bananas in my fridge waiting to be turned into one of the best inventions in the BLOG UNIVERSE, banana soft serve. I have absolutely no idea who first invented said banana soft serve. But, the small gears in my brain have been a-turning for some time now to go beyond banana soft serve and chocolate sauce. I bring to you a Shawnee Creation, destined to satisfy that I’m-craving-ice-cream-now sweet tooth…
Banana Soft Serve sandwiches
Ingredients (serves 2):
- Frozen Bananas
- Gram Crackers (regular or chocolate
Directions: Freeze a banana, cut in fourths (or more), in a freezer bag. Place banana in food processor and process the heck out of that baby until it is the same consistency of soft serve. You may have to pull out a spatula and work the banana to cooperate with the blade. Place about a tbsp of Nutella on both sides of the graham cracker, then spread on 1/2 of the banana. Then freeze for at least a couple hours.
Voila! Oh I enjoyed every bite. What summer treat have you enjoyed already?
Here’s what I ate today…
Breakfast: 2 Oatmeal and Raisin Waffles see recipe (or frozen whole wheat waffles) w/ peanut butter and 1 serv. fruit, and 1 c. milk
Snack: ½ c. yogurt and 1 serv. fruit
Lunch: Left over Enchiladas and salad
Snack: 1 serv. fruit, coffee with 1 serv. Silk and Stevia
Dinner: Creamy Salmon Lemon Pasta (see recipe) with ½ c. Cooked broccoli
–Shawnee, The Ex-Perfectionist
‘Cause life isn’t perfect, but with a little planning and preparation, you can almost come close!