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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Yucky Banana Special: Izzy's Snack Rant

Snack tales had simmered down for awhile. Good reports were coming in. Healthy, enticing choices were offered. Izzy was content. And then after school today, Izzy lodged his latest complaints.

Izzy: "We've had the same snack every day. Why do I keep having to eat the same boring snack. Crackers are a boring snack, aren't they Mama?

Me: "I guess so. Maybe nobody signed up for snack duty this week."

Izzy: "I think that's it. The teachers just give us the snack. Boring crackers and cheerios. Oh and yucky cut-up bananas. Why do the teachers need to cut the bananas? Can't they just give them to us whole?

Me: "Why don't you suggest that. Sounds like a good idea. You could cut the banana when you are ready and share it with your friends."

Izzy: "Yes. That would be much better than the Yucky Banana Special. Who wants Yucky Banana Special anyway?"

Me: Well if nobody has signed up for snack next week, would you like me to?

Izzy: "Yes. I want cream cheese and jam sandwiches."


Anonymous said...

Hi - good post! Great ways for using good and bad bananas are explained at my friend's site:


Baking with bananas can be great!

Anonymous said...

Just in case you didn't get that link, here it is:

Baking with Bananas, including Yucky Bananas:
Banana Baking

Sorry, I'm not the most tech-savvy!

Izzy's Mama said...

Anonymous: I am a great fan of using over-ripe bananas. I have another post about this somewhere if you search. I make banana bread and other banana goodies all of the time. I love the idea for banana brownies. I may have to try that one!