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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Going Bananas

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.
So it is summertime and it can only mean one thing...that I have to hear, "Mom, I am hungry!" ALL SUMMER LONG! Oh, they really aren't that bad.
Oh, who I am kidding? Yes, they really are that bad!
In September I am going to stop complaining about making school lunches this year. I mean, what was I complaining about before? I only had to think about what to feed the boys morning and night. That wasn't so bad. Having them home ALL day sometimes makes me feel like the only thing I do is feed them.
So, this summer I am going to share some of our favorite snacks. And, to show you just how easy they are to make, I asked to boys to demonstrate how it is done!
Today we are making Peanut Butter Smushies!

You will need one banana, 1/3 cup of peanut butter, and graham crackers. (We are doubling this recipe in our picture. Not to mention, we are doubling the cuteness factor. Don't they look like angels? Ha! They don't fool me!)

Mash the banana. See how much fun that is?

Measure 1/3 cup of peanut butter for every banana you use.

Mix your mashed banana and peanut butter together. (Don't you think these boys need their own cooking show? I do! Preferably something that pays BIG bucks. I mean, have you seen the cost of college tuition these days?!)

Then, generously spread the mixture onto half of a graham cracker. Top with the other half.

Now, this is the best part! Wrap them individually in foil and FREEZE them. Yep, these bad boys go right into the freezer until you are ready for a healthy snack! No need to thaw!

(Shh...if you want to make some special ones for mom and dad, squirt some fat free chocolate syrup on the top before you place the second half of the graham cracker on top. Even better! But, don't share. Us Mommies NEED our chocolate.)

Seriously, these are yummy and simple! I wouldn't steer you wrong!


Jillian said...

My husband loves peanut butter and bananas!!

Jewel said...

So does my husband! I may have to make some of these for him. Do they get very hard in the freezer?
You are such an awesome mom, Mrs. NB!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Jewel-They don't get too hard. They kind of have the consistancy of ice cream in the center. And, thanks for the compliment! If only my kids always thought so ;0)

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Brandi said...

Yum! I've been trying to tell my husband that very same thing. . . It feels like I feed them and just about the time I get the kitchen cleaned up it's time to feed them again. I spend my whole day in the kitchen!

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

This sounds like something Elvis would have eaten in his youth. Word has it he loved peanut butter & banannas. I will have to try this. I'll try them out on the grandkids too.

momstheword said...

Oh, I thought you wrote banana and peanut butter slushie and I was thinking, yuck!

These however sound much better!

Boy Mom said...

Yum! My monkeys love bananas and peanut butter and graham crackers! I would add melted marshmallows Hershey bars...at 11:00 PM...after the boys and Adorable Hubbies were in bed...Yum!

Mother Mayhem said...

Hmm... I sense some yum factor in these. :o)

Mummy McTavish said...

Those look good!

I can't figure out what our equivalent to a graham cracker is around here. They look kinda yuck by themselves, is that why I read so many recipes that use them to make something yummy?

Your boys are so cute, they absolutely need their own cooking show!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches, which my mom brought me up on, and my husband thinks I'm a freak.

Hello! Elvis ate them! he even fried them! (He was Southern. He fried everything!)

This sounds awesome. I'm going to try it with JG and see if he likes it. He's so picky right now, but it is worth a try!

Tiffany said...

These are definitely going in the recipe book! My kids and hubby will love them! And I will definitely add the chocolate - but it will be our little secret!

Theresa said...

Hint for Mummy McTavish: Think digestives. (At least that's what they are called by my aunt in Ireland.)