Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Today I Ate a Homemade Popsicle.

We made banana pops last week and today was pretty warm so I thought it would be a great afternoon snack.  I'm not a huge banana fan, but these are good!

(showing me where some of the chocolate fell on the ground.  excuse her shirtless-ness.  laundry is a big enough chore without stain treating added to it.)

To make, I cut bananas in half, stuck them on the lower halves of our popsicle molds, dipped them in chocolate that had peanut butter mixed into it and then stuck them in the freezer on a wax paper lined tray.  Super easy.  I used the dairy-free, soy-free chocolate chips that contain only three ingredients and the healthy peanut butter that also only has three ingredients.  Thus, I feel like these are pretty healthy as far as treats so. 

(excited about life.)

I had to eat Britt's down a little bit.  She was intimidated by the size, plus she is always taken aback by frozen foods.  Ash pretty much only ate the chocolate off of hers and a teeny bit of her banana.  Haha!

(see?  all the chocolate gone and most of the frozen banana left.  courtesy of ash.)

Good stuff.

P.S.  I did like True Grit, until the end, when it shows how things turned out for the girl after growing up.  That part was just plain stupid and lame.  Which kinda ruined everything else. 

P.P.S.  Keep those on the east coast in your prayers.  I sure am!  I'm worried about Hurricane Irene.  I have a brother who is on a mission in New York right now.  And even though they are predicting it will hit North Carolina, it still could miss and go further north.  Wherever it hits I hope and pray that it's mild and that the people are as safe and prepared as possible.

P.P.P. S.  I have a giveaway winner to announce.  The lucky individual who will be getting the beautiful Puget Sound print is......AudreyO!  She said, "Wow...great day for me to stop by.  I love the print.  I'll happily follow.  :)" 

Congrats!  Just need your mailing address, though, like I said this print is on back order so it'll be at least a couple of weeks before it's available.  Thanks!


Alida said...

ooh, the banana pops sounds like a yummy treat! Great idea!

I have True Grit as one of my down loads...I still need to watch it. Have fun with the girls :-)

Catherine Anne said...

She is such a doll~ Love this post~

MommyMert said...

I may have to try these... I have a feeling mine would do the same as Ash though. :) I havent seen True Grit, Tim said it was good though. Isnt she the girl doing the Hunger Games?? Looks like you are feeling pretty good?? East Coasters definitely in our prayers. Any word about if you will be moving?

AudreyO said...

Ok, you are my good luck charm :) I stopped by today just to see what you did today and discovered I won, wow!!!! We buy dairy free chocolate chips at Trader Joe's, what about you?

blueviolet said...

I'm in North Carolina, but I suspect it's gonna pull off to the east between now and the weekend. If not, I'm about 90 from the shore so I should be ok. Hope your family will too!

alissa4illustration said...

Banana Pops sound yummy to me! I would have had them shirtless as well!

CK said...

ooo, I will totally have to try these with the kiddo-s!

mun said...

Oh, I didn't know a banana could be made into a popsicle. Will have to try that - sounds yummy!

Anonymous said...

I need to make those for my kids. They love banana's. I'm not a huge banana fan either.

Faith said...

oooh frozen banana? i am not a fan of banana but frozen banana sounds like it could be delicious!

i didn't like the way True Grit ended either.