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Thursday, May 5, 2011
I tried something new #2. Grade: A-
So it's 9:00am. The twins have been sent to school and Quinn has been fed, cleaned, clothed and sent to school as well. I find myself alone at home (insert relaxing sigh) and I'm hungry. I start to search the cabinets but there isn't too much to find. No cereal. No pop-tarts. No frozen breakfast sandwiches. Those of you with kids older than 5 will surely appreciate this next reference. You know the Nematode's from Spongebob? For those of you not familiar, they are a group of ocean organisms that travel in fast moving herds consuming everything in their path...well...that's what my family is like. I buy food, the food is gone. Sure I have eggs but they're not suiting my mood.
I reluctantly get out the box of frozen waffles. Eh. I need something better than this. Hmmm...I have banana's. And strawberries. And brown sugar! So this is what I did for a "something new" breakfast.
I melted a Tbs. (or two) of dark brown sugar in a small sauce pan with a few teaspoons of butter margarine making a "sort-of" caramel. I then added a half of a sliced banana and sauteed for a quick minute. I sliced a few strawberries fan style and toasted my waffles. I then topped my crisp waffled with the banana's and the sliced strawberries and drizzled the dark caramel over the top. Yum!! No syrup needed here!
I give it an A- because I overcooked the banana's just a bit and some fresh whip cream would've made it that much more special (and made me have to stay an extra 15 at the gym today).
Next I Tried Something New: Fruit salad with fresh basil and mint.