This photo is La Diva having fun with the photo program! Golden buttery psychedeliciousness: Simple double banana pancakes for Sunday morning breaky.
Darlings, you KNOW how La Diva feels about kids.....she loves them! (in small doses!) Actually, being such a kid myself, I get along quite well with children. However, if they are obnoxious and misbehaving, La Diva will tell 'em to "knock it off" just like I would to anyone else not acting fabulous. La Diva totally believes in the "it takes a village" philosophy about kids, all adults (except the village idiot, of course!) should be their teachers and be responsible for molding them!
Karmic Kitchen's Dim Sum Sunday challenge was to create your fave kids dish OR a favorite childhood dish and La Diva was not going to let this pass just cuz I don't have any little ankle-biters myself!
Now, La Diva has very fond memories of actually coming home for lunch in the first grade and watching the Galloping Gourmet on television with my mother while I happily munched on peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches (on white bread) with a hot bowl of the reliable classic Campbell's tomato soup. I know peanut butter and mayo sounds like a weird combo, and to tell the truth, I don't eat them anymore, but I sure did love eating them as a kid. But seeing as I lost my mother to cancer only a few years later, I hang on to that memory like a baby clutching it's first piece of candy! Our time together on this planet was short and sweet.So, I thought about what else I could make for the challenge and came up with double banana pancakes.
Ok, I'm lying.
Truth of the matter is, La Diva has house guests (again)-and-haven't-even-had-time -to-scratch-my-ass-let-alone-even-contemplate-this-challenge-and-besides-we-are-going-to-the-bar-for-burgers-for-dinner-later-and-when-I-went-to-make-breakfast-Sunday-morning-I-found-I-had-only-one-egg-left-for-breakfast-for-three-adults-and-you-just-know-how-La-Diva-LOATHES-going-to-any-grocery-store-on-Sunday-and-I-had-the-loveliest-little-sugar-bananas-that-were-begging-to-be-eaten-so-I-thought-pancakes-of-course! And, what kid doesn't love banana pancakes?!
Besides, I had two big kids I had to feed, my sidekick DJ Nevah L8 and my lanky, always ravenous nephew who's only 21 himself! Better get to work!
When making the usual pancake batter, I put two small mashed bananas in the bowl with a teaspoon of vanilla and a bit of sugar. I took the sugar bananas and served them sliced with pure maple syrup and a bit of powdered sugar. I also fried up a side of saussos that the big fella picked up from the convenience store downstairs. If La Diva was not so darn adamant about REFUSING to go to the grocery on Sunday, we would have had a better choice than the pre-cooked, weird texture kind of sausage, but they did in a pinch and no one was complaining. They still exuded their spicy, meaty, greasy goodness!
If you want to see what others have posted as part of Dim Sum Sunday Child's Play, clickety-click here.What is YOUR fave childhood meal, darlings? La Diva wants to know! cooking class, cocktails, parties, cocktail party, Miami, coral gables, events, bartending class, cocktail class, Laura Lafata, Miami Beach, miami cooking classes, bachelorette parties, bachelorette party