Lately I've found myself explaining the things I do, to someone who has recently been getting to know me better. I've been slightly aware of my odd behavior, but apparently it is glaringly obvious to other members of my family (as my daughter has pointed out to me many times). I will do things over, and over; not in an obsessive-compulsive way. But what I will do is listen to the same CD constantly (for months). During that time, I will not play any other CDs. I will listen to the music and know it inside-out. I will know all of the words. I can sing all of the harmonies. I will hum it to myself as I'm trying to fall asleep at nights (which keeps me from falling asleep at nights). Does anyone else do this? It seems to be the same with food. When I really like something, I will make it non-stop -- especially salads. There are winters we will eat greens with dried cherries, toasted walnuts, Gorgonzola, and a cherry balsamic vinaigrette most every night (o.k., sometimes I will throw in some bacon). It's not a lack of creativity or that I'm in a rut... I just love this salad and I'm happy as can be consuming this and nothing else.
Years ago I fell into that same routine with this breakfast of whole grain bread, banana slices, peanut butter and honey (chocolate chips optional ;-). It was what I made every morning for weeks on end. I think I see a pattern developing... again.
Broiled Bananas with Peanut
Butter and Honey
• 1 slice of whole grain bread
• Natural peanut butter
• 1 banana, cut in 1/4-inch slices
• Chocolate chips, optional
Spread the whole grain bread with peanut butter (smooth or chunky). Arrange banana slices on top of the peanut butter (toss on chocolate chips, if using),and drizzle with a good dose of honey. Place the bread on a baking sheet and broil until toasted and the bananas have begun to caramelize.
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