Saturday, September 6, 2008

Home Alone Again, Part II

Now, you would think that my family would know better by now, but apparently not. For, once again I have been left to my own devices. Let's see what mischief I can come up with in the kitchen today.

How about some Bananas Foster? That sounds like a plan to me.

Here I have some light rum, bananas, brown sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and unsweetened, unsalted butter.

Melt the butter and brown sugar and cinnamon in a pan. For one serving, I would use one tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Cut the banana into thirds and then lengthwise in half. Cook briefly in the melted sugar mixture.

Pour 3 tablespoons rum in a bowl or cup. Now you can pour the rum into the pan. If you are cooking over a live flame, remove the pan from the fire to prevent accidents.

Stand back and light the rum. Allow the flame to burn out before continuing. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir to mix in.

Serve over vanilla ice cream. Rich and sweet and decadent.

That will teach my family to leave me home alone.


Rosie Hawthorne said...

I guess you showed them.
HAH! Take that, Mr. P. and Daughter Dearest!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

I don't much like bananers, but I might have to try that. (Although I do like fried nanas.)