First, a statement:
I love my children.
Second, a fact:
They were driving me crazy tonight.
I was late getting home from work, Matty B literally walked out of the house for class the moment I arrived home and everything kind of went downhill from there. The fights between my two angels were in the following categories:
1. Typical: “She hit me! No! He hit me! Well, I hit her because she hit me!”
2. Possessive: “Don’t touch my blankie!”
3. Jealous: “He has more jelly beans than I do!”
4. Crazy: “When you’re not looking I’m going to get the iPad and change the song because I don’t like “Oh where has my little dog gone?” and I don’t want to listen to it even though Miss Rae does!”
I tried everything. Attention. Distraction. Warnings. Finally, we went outside. I tried to play with them. No good. Fighting, grumbling, whining. Finally, in desperation, I sat down in the grass and the cherubs ambled off to create what is apparently the most enthralling game ever.
The official name of this game is “drag patio chairs over to the tree and climb up on them so you can pull leaves off of the tree and then pile them up.”
You’ll notice that these pictures are taken from far away. I was keeping my distance.
Thank goodness for patio chairs.
Thank goodness for trees.
Thank goodness for this ice cream.
See those giant chunks of peanut butter? Oh yes. These are direct from the Minimalist Baker’s recipe for DIY peanut butter chips . Ah. May. Zing.
I guess I shouldn’t call it ice cream. There’s no cream involved- only frozen bananas. But after a night of Grumbly and Grumblier, it only tasted like bliss to me.
Hopefully, the only fighting that I experience tomorrow will be over who gets more of this frozen treat.
Yes, tomorrow. These kids don’t get ice cream today!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
2 frozen bananas, chunked
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 batch DIY peanut butter chips
1 TBS peanut butter, melted in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Combine banana, milk and cocoa powder in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth and creamy with no lumps.
Spoon into a freezer safe container and freeze approximately 1 hour.
Add desired amount of peanut butter chips and melted peanut butter to frozen banana mixture. Fold once or twice, just enough to slightly mix peanut butter in.
Return to freezer for another hour or two. If you leave it overnight, you’ll need to set it out to unthaw a little before serving.