Twas a good morning. Hot tea in bed. Sweet boyfriend.  Furry little cuddle monster.

It snowed in the mountains last night. With a chill in the air we made hot breakfast: oatmeal and eggs with the best vegetarian sausage ever. (It's made by Field Roast. Flavor, Smoked Apple Sage...yuuumo.) You could say Chad and I are addicted. We discovered it in Missoula last summer while shopping for kabob goodies. It also makes for an amazing hot dog in a whole wheat bun with sauerkraut.  I love finding yummy vegetarian foods. Well, any yummy food for that matter.

I also love days like today. The skies are gray with little flickers of sun peaking out. I'm all cozy in my new favorite green t-shirt and warm grandma sweater. I think I'll bake bread and something with bananas. This can only mean one thing:

Any good brown banana recipes?


  1. Just one:

    1/2 stick butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 cup banana liqueur
    4 bananas cut in half lengthwise then halved
    1/4 cup dark rum
    4 scoops vanilla ice cream

    Combine butter, sugar, cinnamon in a skillet over low heat and cook with stirring until sugar dissolves. Stir in liqueur than add bananas. When bananas start to soften and brown, add rum carefully. Cook until rum is hot, tilt slightly to ignite rum (this assumes a gas stove). When flames die down, remove bananas to ice cream and spoon warm sauce over everything.

    Not exactly baking but sure takes less time!

  2. baking of not, this sounds amazing! Thanks Mel!! I wanted to make a banana rum cake but had no rum :(
    I also have no gas stove in the little shoe box I live in these days. I never thought I'd say this but, I wish I had gas. It's so much better than electric.