Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Brown Sugar, Banana, and Walnuts with Grits

My sweet cherubs . . .

they're spoiled!

Not necessarily spoiled in the way you might think.

They're spoiled in their thoughts about . . .




If they have to eat cereal more than 1 morning, they grumble.

Or, if they have to eat the same thing twice in week, they mope.

For example:

Two days ago, my girl cherub made one of her favorite breakfast wraps.

It had been a l.o.n.g.  time since she had one and she whipped it up for breakfast.

The next morning, we were in a hurry to get out the door, so I made her another breakfast wrap.

Here's how it went:

  • "Mom, what's for breakfast?"
  • "I made you a breakfast wrap, like you made yesterday."
  • "Anoooother wrap."
  • "I'm sorry; I thought  you liked them?"
  • "Yeah, but not day after day."
Really?   . . ."day after day?"

I hardly consider that "day after day!"

They're really good kids:





and picky when it comes to breakfast!

They're very happy when the Mr. or I cook a hot breakfast every morning!

With that in mind,

here's today's breakfast option!

Brown Sugar, Banana, and Walnut with Grits 

1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
5 TBSP butter, divided
3 TBSP brown sugar
2 bananas, sliced (but not thin)
grits, prepared according to directions for 4

While grits are cooking, prepare the sweet banana topping.

In a skillet, add the chopped walnuts and toast a bit, to bring out their natural flavor.

Add 3 TBSP of the butter and melt in the pan.

Toss in the brown sugar and the sliced bananas.  Stir to coat the bananas and walnuts and melt the brown sugar and incorporate the melted butter.

When the grits have cooked, add the remaining 2 TBSP of butter and stir to melt into the grits.

Scoop warm grits into 4 individual serving bowls and top with the banana mixture.

Enjoy warm.


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