hits hard in January. The cold days and gray clouds of January are
darker as we attempt to plot, jot, and create. It's easy to be
depressed. Sometimes we need a break from the doldrums with a fresh
creative twist. This month try a new food, and if you're a writer,
consider how your character might react to it.
cheating though, you have to try it. There's a world of difference in
living vicariously and experiencing a new sensation.
How about it? Are you game?
Would your character like French Toasted Banana Bread?
(With ice cream and caramel topping)
2 Tablespoons of butter
over medium low heat in a skillet
Slice 2 pieces of banana bread about 1/2 inch thick
beat 1 egg
Add a dollop of milk
1 tsp cinnamon
each slice in the egg
Add to melted, hot butter in griddle.
Cook both sides for a few minutes each.
done, slide onto plates.
Top with vanilla or your favorite ice cream.
Top with a swirl of caramel syrup.
Can also be served
alone without ice cream. Simply slice a banana over the top, swirl a
light amount of caramel syrup onto the bread and serve with a glass of
Tips: If you are using home made
banana bread, it's easy to cut a lot of calories by using half apple
sauce in place of half of the oil or butter used to make the banana
Gem of Wisdom:
Take joy in small pleasures to lift your spirits long term.