Today seems to center around food for some odd reason. Nothing particularly fancy or exciting, just twists on the same ol' same ol'. My kids like oatmeal, but get a little tired of it every day. But they do love chocolate milk. So today I started with chocolate milk, instead of the water, added the oatmeal and a touch of cinnamon, cooked in the microwave until done, added a smidge of vanilla, and chopped up a little banana. Big hit by the way, and I think it would be super yummy if you added a spoon full of peanut butter. Reminiscent of those no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies.
Anyway, that's not what I really wanted to write about. When I posted my concoction (actually I can't take credit for it, I found it in a magazine), my oldest and one of my dearest friends reminded me of something we used to eat as kids all the time. We ate it as a dessert and I remember it tasting sweet and gooey and yummy! When I first told my husband about it, he thought I was nuts! Even after 13 years of marriage, I have yet to get him to take a bite. My kids tried it, and they said it was okay. But it still takes me back.
I guess you want to know what it is exactly I am talking about. So I'll tell you. It's bananas....wait for it....and....wait for it....you'll probably never guess....wait for it....still want to know? Alright if you must know... miracle whip!
I can only picture some of your faces. Scrunched up in disgust or fear. Let me make this clear. It is important that it is Miracle Whip. Not Mayonnaise. Not a Miracle Whip knock off. The real Miracle Whip. The second most important thing to remember is the bananas have to be barely ripe, you know just a little green on the ends still. Peal, slice the bananas in half lengthwise like a banana split and smooth on a nice even swipe of the miracle whip. Careful, not too much, but just the right amount.
Go ahead. Give it a try. You might like it!