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Sticky Bananas

I made this delicious goodness that can be included in my choices of “healthy snacks”. I call them Sticky Bananas. Well, because they are sticky.
Some people may want to categorize these sweet caramelized bites as some sort of banana foster. I have never made banana foster, but looking at the recipes, this comes close but without the Rum. 

Sticky bananas are easy and quick when you have a sweet tooth. There is no added sugar other than the natural sugars of honey and the bananas themselves. These are low in calories and high in potassium. I ended up adding a little calories by topping them with whip cream. 

Here is how to make them.....
~2 bananas. You want them still firm but ripe. Not green but also no black spots.
Remove the peel and slice them about 1/2 inch thick and set aside.

In a skillet add:
~1 tablespoon- oil or butter (I used coconut oil).
~2 tablespoons- honey 
~1/2 teaspoon- ground cinnamon
~Pinch of salt.
Mix and heat over medium heat.
Add banana slices in a single layer and cook 2-3 minutes on each side. 
Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes before serving.

These are ready eat as is but if your not weigh conscious, these caramelized bananas are delicious topped with ice cream or whip topping. They can be used as a topping to pancakes or french toast. They can also be added to oatmeal or smoothies. 


Original recipe video can be found here.

Fair Photo Contest-Result.

I really haven't felt like blogging the past few days. I have been fighting a nasty cold. It hit about Wednesday last week. Saturday I was ready to make my own funeral arrangements. I felt that bad! My daughter was home and despite feeling like death was upon me, I managed to keep going.

Even though I was feeling bad, I was able to do a few things with my daughter on Saturday, made it to church Sunday and had Fathers Day dinner with daddy at a restaurant of his choice. He chose a little hole in the wall place in Mt. Holly NC call Mr. Ds Pizzarria.  It was pretty good from what I could taste. It was a small place but the servings were huge and cooked to order. 

Before we headed to dinner, I stopped by the fair in town to wait on the results of a photo contest I had entered. You can read about it HERE
It was an amature photo contest were I sent in a photo I had taken of down town and it made it to the finals to be judge at the fair for a cash prize. It was almost 100 degrees and I still had cold chills. I think I had a fever. 
After hanging around the fair for a few minutes, I never heard who won. Since I had no confidence of winning and with the way I was feeling, I headed home. 

A few minutes later, I got a message on the winning results.
“Your photo won, come by the fair tent to collect your prize”
I won one hundred dollars for my photo. I did not go back to collect it that afternoon, but they held the prize for me to come pick up today. I’m feeling 80% better today, So after work, I headed back to the fair to collect my money. I have already spent it too. Ha! Yep, it doesn't last long when the fridge is running low and I have my appetite back. 

“90% of photography is being at the right spot”