How to make a Heat Buster

whew. it’s a hot one & only getting hotter. humid mainly, nothing dry about it, in fact, from one minute to the next we’re not real sure if there will be enough moisture to actually create rain.

But, after spending far too much on store bought (but delicious) chocolate covered bananas last year, we made our own. SO simple & I really want to emphasize the ‘so’.

Everyone seemed pleased, except for Naomi who decided she doesn’t really like chocolate. We’ll see if that lasts through tomorrow.

I broke off the pointy end of some skewers/shish ka bob thingies & stuck one in a half of a banana (4 bananas=8pops). We let those freeze for 3+hours. I melted some dark chocolate via the warming eye on our stove (a double boiler would work) & dipped the frozen nanas in & spread the chocolate around semi-evenly. Stuck them back in to freeze up again & wah-lah. delicious.

&, if you’re looking for a meal that is terrific for a summer night here’s one we stumbled on:
Noodles (we had a bag of flat spinach noodles that worked great, but spirals, bowties, etc. would be great)
Chopped Spinach (a handful or 2 from the garden)
Diced Tomatoes (fresh is best & local are easy to come by about now)
Parmesan (to your own tastes, about 1/2 cup is what we used)
Grilled Chicken (as much or as little as you like, we grilled in Amy’s Limeade Marinade–yum.)
Olive Oil (lots. like 1/2-1cup).
Salt (to taste).

Boil noodles, add olive oil, salt & parm. Throw in the rest, toss it around & devour. It’s great warm or chilled.

Happy summer time!


  • naqahdahnellie Posted June 3, 2010 12:40 pm

    Love the banana idea! I just happen to have a bunch of bananas about to go bad, so I'll try this this afternoon! Thanks!

  • Melissa Posted June 4, 2010 1:46 am

    Yum, yum and YUM.

    PS– we should make a date to go to Adelaide's You really can't take kids in, unless Leviah is a good back rider in a crowded room (JH's foot broke something yesterday.) But I'm more than happy to take turns watching the kids at the coffee shop next door or the park around the corner while we take turns shopping!

  • Joy Posted June 4, 2010 2:00 am

    Those look great! We have some kebab sticks somewhere so maybe we'll make these this weekend. 🙂

  • school house oils Posted June 4, 2010 3:37 am

    make them. they are PERFECT for an afternoon pick-me-up. & Naomi has most def. reconsidered her chocolate claim from last night. for a second I was really worried…

  • Elizabeth Posted June 4, 2010 3:46 pm

    We love frozen chocolate covered bananas. I only buy them at the store when they are buy~one~get~one and they are still expensive. Thanks for the idea to make our own. What did you use for chocolate? And did you add anyting to make it more spreadable?

  • school house oils Posted June 4, 2010 5:25 pm

    i just used dark hershey's bars. Next time I'll use the dark chocolate from Aldi & mix in some heavy cream. I think that way they'll coat more easily…

  • Twig and Toadstool Posted June 4, 2010 7:51 pm

    Great idea…with the bananas…my family would LOVE it!!!

  • Heather Posted June 14, 2010 3:02 pm

    Both of these look like yummy recipes. I have what I need for the bananas, so I am going to go and make those right now for the little one's afternoon snack

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