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Monday, June 20, 2011

Garden Goodness

Daddio asked 2Groovydude to help dig potatoes on Father's Day.
Of course, 2Groovydude had to accept, since it was Father's Day.
Nice and sneaky, Daddio.

So, here you have them.
This year's crop of potatoes.
Up close and personal.
Red, white and purple.
Too cute.

The only logical thing to do was make green beans and new potatoes.
And these babies are new.
Like from yesterday.
They have barely seen the light of day.
Which is bad for potatoes anyway, so cook 'em up.

This recipe is really so easy.
I had never made this until this year.
Wow, what I've been missing.
This is a tasty little dish that I found the recipe for on
The Food Network.

Southern-Style Green Beans with Bacon and New Potatoes on the Food Network

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Go Bananas Breakfast

If you are a banana lover, just take a look at this super easy and simple smoothie.
First of all, the bananas have to be frozen.
Do not try with fresh bananas, because it turns into a globby mess.
Now that we have that out of the way.
Peel bananas and wrap in cling wrap and freeze overnight.
I also chunk the bananas up before freezing, so they are ready to go right in the blender.
It is a great way to save an almost too ripe banana.

You will also need almond (my favorite) or vanilla extract.
Or as in this case, both.
Also, a little dash of cinnamon.

Well, maybe a lot of cinnamon.
Can't get too much for me.
One cup of milk in the blender first.
Then add banana, and a dash of each above ingredient.

Mix until smooth and creamy.

If you noticed, there is no sugar or honey in this recipe.
That's because it doesn't need it.
Seriously, it is very sweet.

A little Redi-whip on top.
Wow, it looks yummy!

Pretty posed shot.
See the recipe at Tasty Kitchen: