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30 August 2010 @ 03:25 pm
Ice Cream* for Breakfast!  
Well, technically, it was more like a mid-morning snack. And it wasn't strictly ice cream*.

Let me back up.

Okay. I'm on this hardcore, awful, brutal diet, right? And achieving results, so... yay, sort of. And I guess I cheated. Fell off the wagon. Tied one on, because... get ready for this...


In what fascist diet dictatorship is a banana cheating? I don't want to live in a world like that. Do you?  I didn't think so.  *solidarity fist bump*

My husband would love a world like that. He hates bananas. Thinks they're responsible for 1/16th of the evil in the world. You'll have to ask him about the things that comprise the other 15/16th. I'm sure he's told me, but he talks a LOT. I can't be expected to remember everything, can I?

So. Today I give you a tutorial. This is how to make ice cream* with one ingredient. You're intrigued, right?

Bananas. That's the one ingredient.

Once bananas get brown and spotty, it's like they have THE PLAGUE around here. Nolan wouldn't ever touch them, but at this point in the banana ripening process, they become invisible to Ethan and AJ, too.

Frankly, I won't eat them, either. I like my bananas yellow, thankyouverymuch.

So step one: You peel the banana and chop it into pieces, and put it in the freezer. These had been in the freezer for about a day, I think.

Tom (Mom's hubby) made the bowl. I love Tom, and I love these bowls. I broke one last night and wept a little.

But we aren't here for me to tell you about my dishware catharsis. We are here for ICE CREAM*!

So you put your frozen banana chunks into the food processor (A blender might work. There would be some scraping down of the sides, though), and pulse. Pulse, pulse, pulse. Until it looks a little like banana gruel. Soldier on, though, because the good part is coming! I scraped and scraped down the sides, probably four or five times, and by the time I had been pulsing for a few minutes, it had achieved the consistency of very creamy ice cream.

Only, I'm gonna be honest with you. It wasn't ice cream.

Come on. I'm not delusional.

Alright, sometimes I might see the occasional hallucination, but I know ice cream (my rear end is a testament), and this, although really very good, satisfying and pretty darn healthy, wasn't Blue Bell homemade vanilla. Just saying.

But it was very good. You should try it. Or if you can afford the calories, just go all out and have the Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey. Or Haagen Daas Coffee. Or Blue Bell Moo-Lennium.

While you're at it, have a bowl for me, too.

* - Okay, so it wasn't ice cream. So sue.

And there's just a few more hours til August's contest is over.  Go write a poem and win a prize!
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Comic Book Goddess: Animals - Bunny chewingrainpuddle13 on August 30th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
I'm very keen on Starbucks Hot Chocolate and Caramel Macchiato ice cream myself.

I'm with Nolan though, bananas are EVIL unless they're in banana bread then they're okay.
Carrie Leigh: Bunny winkcarrie_leigh on August 30th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
You and Nolan can form a club. He can tolerate banana bread, but if you put enough sugar and broiled brown sugar pecan topping on anything it's bound to be good, right?
Elle: tengwarelvishly on August 30th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Your icon! <3

I'm not a huge fan of banana, myself, haha. I don't mind it in smoothies though.
Carrie Leigh: I cook with winecarrie_leigh on August 30th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
I heart Glee. Somethin' fierce.

Smoothies=billion calories in a fun to drink "milkshake" form. :) I love 'em, too.
Leigh: Love actually: squeeleigh_adams on August 30th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
The best way to eat a banana is to chop it up, stick it in a skillet with brown sugar, pour rum all over it, then light it on fire.

Mmm, NOM.
Carrie Leigh: bitter lemonadecarrie_leigh on August 30th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
I have NO doubt. But if a banana is falling off the wagon, the sugar and rum would be running as far away from the wagon as possible.

I will try that one day, though.
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
If you add a lot of sugar and some cream, it's even better!
(Anonymous) on August 30th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
The gorilla is pound for pound the strongest animal on the planet, and do you know what it eats???? Yeah, you do!
Carrie Leigh: nice asscarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 12:48 pm (UTC)
So is one of us supposed to be the gorilla in this scenario, anonymous entry person?
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on August 30th, 2010 11:49 pm (UTC)
a) your icon is love (Peter Pan owns me)

b) creamed bananas. nom.

(pssttt... I hope by a few hours, you mean over 24 - cuz there's 31 days this month. i know this because I frowned at the calendar for a few minutes today, confused, because there was 31 days last month too. I was under the impression it switched back and forth...*still thinking too hard on it*)
Carrie Leigh: Arthur shycarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
I love Peter Pan and Glee. Probably equally. :D

The creamed banana was good. *nod*

I knew. I just hate to spam the list with my silly little contests. I recite the poem below:

"Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the Rest have thirty-one."

Except for February. Who is like the stepchild of months. He doesn't get as many as the rest of 'em.
seegrim: cupcake no sweetie!seegrim on August 31st, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
LOL, you kill me!

Carrie, I've been SO awful ever since I've been home from Scotland! What is WRONG with me? Like I've eaten poptarts, french fries, you name it. :(

And, in shockingly shocking news - hold your hat - I wrote a limerick! HA! It's not dirty though, so I might try again, because honestly, what's the point of a non-dirty limerick, no??
Carrie Leigh: Stupid raisins stay out of my cookiescarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
I dun want to kill you!

I'm a paragon of righteousness. Well, a paragon who sits at 165, but a paragon nonetheless.

Post your limerick at the link, woman! Enter it! Don't be ashamed! It's very cute. :D
seegrim: puple felt flowerseegrim on August 31st, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
*groans* You're gonna make me do this publicly, huh? That's what I was afraid of. :D

I'll get back on the diet. Someday.
Carrie Leigh: *pokes tongue*carrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
You're up early!

Someday is good enough.
Jessica K Malfoy: food: blackberriesjessicakmalfoy on August 31st, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC)
I think that's pretty damn genius. I'm gonna make it for Aislynn & see what she thinks!
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Cool! Let me know how it works out for you!
deedsk_tx on August 31st, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
You know how I've heard of the banana referenced when it comes to dieting??? NATURE'S SNICKER BAR!!

but they are sooo good- sticking out tongue to Nolan!!
Carrie Leigh: Mini Scottycarrie_leigh on August 31st, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Well, if it isn't ice cream, it definitely ain't a Snickers bar.

I know this, for I am a connoisseur of the Snickers bar, having had roughly somewhere around a billion in my lifetime.

Huh. That might account for the ham arms, huh?

Love you, D!