Well, my sister is probably almost back to Boston by now.
I miss her already.
I hate saying goodbye to my family so much, even when they live only a few hours away, for a long drive away, or a plane ride away, that I can’t even imagine how people can live in another country from their family. Fritz’s parents live in Canada, and that stinks. But to live on another continent? Ugh. How they managed to move to America, with all their relatives still in South Africa, becomes more realistically terrifying to me the older I get and the closer I am to my sisters.
I mean, my older sister being pregnant and living across the country is bad enough. I can’t imagine handling that across a planet!
Anyway, enough whining. It was so absolutely fabulous having Kristen here, not doing anything out of the ordinary, but making time for a lot of talking, walking outside, and eating together. Basically just doing the day-to-day things that are so special when you get to share them with someone you love.
It’s even better with two people you love.
We went to a park yesterday and made grilled sausage packets over a charcoal fire (which we probably didn’t cook for quite long enough ’cause we were ravenous) in the most perfect fall weather known to man. Best yet, while we were eating, we left some bananas on the grill, totally plain, to caramelize and roast in their own skin.
Praise the Lord, they were delicious.
- 1 banana per person
- charcoal fire (or gas grill, or even an oven)
This is a perfect dessert for camping or a casual outside dinner. It comes prepackaged, easy to transport, and c-h-e-a-p. The best part is that the bananas taste so sweet, so comforting, and so just darn good on their own that you don’t need to add anything else. It’s perfect eaten from the skin with a fork and enjoyed for its own merits.
With that said, I wouldn’t judge you for eating this with some vanilla ice cream, or with walnuts and maple syrup, or mixed into oatmeal or yogurt with some chocolate chips. Just sayin’.
I actually wouldn’t judge you for anything. I really like you just the way you are.
Anyway, these are a piece of cake. Simply roast them over hot coals or medium-high heat until they turn black on the outside, begin to split open, and smell like something that God invented to make life worth living.
For those of you who don’t like bananas, I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I buy them two bunches at a time and blog about them constantly. They just light up my life with a produce smile.
Peel the ‘naners (carefully, they’re hot!), and eat the insides with a spoon or a fork. They are healthy, warm, and sweeter than ever once they are grilled like this. They also don’t need to be exceptionally ripe before you start. Just any old banana will do.
Quick, easy, healthy, delicious, cheap.
That’s the recipe for a life worth living.