Sunday, September 9, 2012

Banana-milkshaking off bad vibes

This is my last Sunday before work starts again. And no, this is not a post about how these holidays will be missed: I'm one of those who love my job and couldn't wait to get back [of course: weekends of 3 to 4 days would be greatly appreciated, but I guess that's asking for too much, isn't it?]. 
But I'm half-expecting the first conversations to be something like "Oh... I was so well in bed... I wish I were still on holidays...". From me, all everyone is getting is "I MISSED YOU SO MUCH." From the heart.

... or maybe this is just because I spent the whole afternoon ironing. So after I was done I felt I needed something refreshing and sweet at the same time to compensate for the things-I-can't-escape-from time. As some of you might have noticed, my tag menu on the sidebar is rather loooong. But it does fit a purpose. One of my biggest mistakes is the way I manage the ingredients I buy: sometimes I end up not using half of the items I have before time has a "not suitable for use anymore" effect on them. So I often google for recipes that might help me use up those ingredients. Today I had a couple of bananas that were too ripe for my liking. Perfect timing! I gave half of one (in small portions) to my dog as a treat [saw it in Dog Whisperer - love the show - and I don't know why I hadn't come up with that one before] and used the other one and a half to make a classic banana milkshake.

Simply pour 6 ice cubes, 2 cups of milk, 1 or 2 bananas, and 1/4 cup of sugar (I used a lot less - 3 tablespoons - because the bananas, being so ripe, were sweet enough) into a blender.

Mix for 20 seconds and pour in a glass

You can have some fun decorating it as well. I used some mint leaves today.