Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's a SLO Morning.

I love walking in the morning when the BBQ smoke from the local joints condense around the morning ocean mist. It gives the impression that you're walking through a marinade.

Yesterday, I made a Banana Rum Crisp. It was at the request of my baby who loved the Cherry Crisp but thought maybe since he loved bananas, a Banana Crisp would be even better! Granted- this is from the man who was making spaghetti, noticed there was wine in it and decided, "Well I don't really like wine- but I like BEER!"

I found the recipe online and tweaked it a bit- adding the rum extract. It was quite delish although in my opinion there was a typo and they asked for way too much butter. I will reduce it next time.

For those that are interested- edited and tweaked for your taste bud pleasure:
**Disclaimer: I haven't tried the tweaked version (I'm not rich enough to go grocery shopping twice a week), but I don't see it going poorly.

Banana Rum Crisp

4-5 bananas
3 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp imitation rum extract
Crisp topping:
3/4 cup regular oats
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Slice bananas into bowl. Add lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum; mix well. Put banana mixture in buttered baking dish. Crisp topping: In a bowl combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until cornmeal consistency. Sprinkle over bananas. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with ICE CREAM! Mmmmm.

Also! Look what I found this morning. At first I started laughing and then I realized how PRETTY these are! Much nicer than those cold suit-like coffins with harsh lines. They are an eco-friendly way to pass on- no chemicals or wasteful wood products. And very biodegradable. (Sorry- totally morbid, but it's a party of life.)

And I really like this guy. If I had a forest- these would be scattered all around.

Lately this photo has been on my mind. Of my friend Michelle and her hubby Caleb on their wedding day. They look like they complete each other, don't they?

But I love this photographer. I wish she would take photos at my one-day wedding. Or maybe of my one-day pregnant belly.

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