Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Spokey Dokes and Rum...

I've often pondered (over a glass or 3 of delightful crisp chardonnay) the science of awkwardness.  Is it passed down from great Aunt Mavis, who found such comfort in wrapping herself up in furry yarn and  hoarding old shag rug samples.   Or perhaps a repressed childhood incident in which you soiled yourself in the school gym during a game of "Donkeys and Dragons" because your glasses fell off and you ran smack dab into the "most eligible fifth grade bachelor"...Darn you Kevin and the allure of your fantastic wavy mullet.  *Cue "Take My Breathe Away" on the nearest ghetto blaster*
Whatever the case, it's out there...and like many of you reading this,  awkwardness radiates towards us like a fat kid to a bike.  They know they are probably going to fall off, making it an immensely entertaining show for the rest of the playground, forever becoming known as "That Jiggly Kid that fell arse over kettle." Yet for some reason, they are just drawn to the enchantment of spokey dokeys, banana seats and the wind whipping their jiggly bits all willy nilly.  I used to consider my awkward "tendencies" to be a nuisance, however, ever since I became "friendly with the drink," life and all of it's bumbling bliss has become more of an entertainment.  Speaking of drinks, we're making "Bananas Foster" tonight...which is basically a fancy way to mix your daily serving of fruit with a healthy dose of alcohol.  (Win Win?  I think so)

What you will need: 
  • 1/4 cup butter  (Make sure it's the real stuff, calories don't exist when you are dealing with alcohol)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons rum....or more...Ok, let's just say a cup...just for good measure. 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (If you're a good little reader, you already have your vanilla extract from the previous blog all ready to go!!!!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and crosswise
  • Your choice of bottom (hee hee...bottom)  I'd suggest a nice french vanilla ice cream, or possibly pancakes, depending on just how adventurous you are feeling. 


  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet.  Stir in sugar, rum, vanilla and cinnamon. When the mixture begins to boil, add bananas. Cook for a couple of minutes, until the bananas are heated.  Pour the mixture over your chosen bottom!!!

 (Feel free to go crazy with your bad self and add a tasty tongue delight like Baileys as a little topper!!!)


Quote from "New Girl"

Schmidt: I'll take you through the whole thing. I'll be like your guide.
Jess: Like Gandolf through Middle Earth?
Schmidt: Probably not like... Okay, first of all, let's take the Lord of the Rings references and put them in a deep, dark cave, where no one's gonna find them. Ever.
Jess: Except Smeagle. He lives in a cave.

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