Frozen Banana Treats
Peel bananas, and half them. Insert popsicle stick (or I used pieces of up bamboo skewers since that's what I had). Place bananas on a wax paper lined dish that will fit in your freezer. Freeze bananas for at least 1 hour. Freezing the bananas first helps the toppings to stick better.
Prepare what you want to dip your bananas in. I melted some chocolate and crunchy peanut butter. I also dipped a couple in vanilla Greek yogurt.
Remove bananas from freezer. Dip bananas in dippings of choice. Top with toppings of choice.
The chocolate, peanut butter, and yogurt all worked well. I actually smeared mine on instead of dipping since I was just making a few. The chocolate and PB hardened almost immediately, but you definitely have to return the yogurt ones to the freezer for a bit before you eat them.
With toppings, you could go for more of a dessert option and try: mini chocolate chips, crushed oreos or other cookies, sprinkles, or drizzle another type of chocolate. Or you could try something healthier: chopped nuts, granola, cinnamon, etc.
|Chocolate covered bananas, half drizzled with peanut butter|
Store bananas in the freezer until you're ready to eat them. I transferred mine to a ziploc bag once they were completely frozen.
|Left to right: PB covered drizzled with chocolate; crunchy PB; vanilla yogurt with cinnamon and toasted almonds; vanilla yogurt drizzled with chocolate|
On the house front this week, things finally seem to be moving a little bit faster. Here are a few pictures of the post-demo and clean up from last weekend.
|I'm standing in our bedroom looking through the wall of what will be Lucas' room|
|Looking down the stairwell from upstairs|
We also had some framers start working on replacing the areas of rotten wood in the house.
|Rotten wall where there had been a bad leak|
|New wall that the framers replaced!|
This week, they should start installing the windows, and continue with the framing. Feels like we're making progress!