We had so much fun foraging and found so many things, including my very first wild asparagus! (I'd been looking unsuccessfully for years!) We also found lambsquarters, a bunch of different types of mustard, a bunch of varieties of sage, a bunch of different members of the dandelion family including sow thistle, cat's ears, and wild lettuce, chamomile, pineapple weed, garland chrysanthemum, and many, many more plants.
And now that I'm home I'm exhausted!
But just because I had a long day/week doesn't mean I'm forgetting about you wonderful readers!
So, I'm going to leave you with this recipe for chocolate covered bananas. It's easy, delicious, not too unhealthy, vegan, can even be paleo if you use Enjoy Life chocolate chips, and can be very cheap if you buy your chocolate chips and bananas on sale at an incredibly low price like I did. (Reduced rack bananas and scratch and dent store chocolate chips.)
Forget that they look like something inappropriate- they're totally worth it, and were a huge hit with my family and I'm sure they will be with yours. My kids said they were the best dessert ever, so I'll take that as a compliment. And since they were so easy and cheap to make as well, that's even more awesome.
1 pack chocolate chips
1/4 cup coconut oil
A bunch of bananas
Toppings- coconut, chia seeds, raw buckwheat groats, ground nuts, etc... Optional
1. If, like myself, you don't usually have room in your freezer, your first step must be to clear enough room in your freezer to be able to insert a baking tray into it, and still be able to close the door. If you have plenty of room in your freezer, feel free to skip this.
2. Melt your chocolate chips and coconut oil in a double boiler (or small pot inserted into a bigger pot that has an inch or so of water in it, and then put on the stove) or microwave.
3. Peel your bananas, and dip them, one at a time, in the melted chocolate. I dipped mine most of the way, holding a portion of the banana, which then was not covered by chocolate. After you dip each banana, lay it down on your lined baking tray. Then dip more and more bananas until they are all covered and your tray is filled.
4. With a spoon, drizzle more chocolate over the uncovered parts of the bananas so they'll be all covered with cocolate.
5. If desired, cover your bananas with toppings.
6. Freeze at least 6 hours. until your bananas are fully frozen solid.
7. Remove the bananas from the baking tray, and put them all into a container, and then put them back in the freezer.
What have you been up to lately? Anything fun?
Ever made chocolate covered bananas? How do you make them? Are they a hit with your family? What is your favorite topping for chocolate covered bananas?