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Which foods do you crave at MIDNIGHT?Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I want to say thanks to everyone for all of the amazing get-well wishes!! They made me feel all warm and fuzzy...and did help me feel better...if only for a few seconds at a time :) I did get plenty of virtual soup...and I virtually slurped it all up...but here in the flesh, it was warm water with lemon, B&B and a whole head of roasted garlic (in one sitting...is it any wonder that most of those boogies skedaddled?) that kick started my war on germs. We're all still wrestling with it a bit, but overall the icky's seem to be on their way out...if begrudgingly. So, imagine you've been under the weather for a few days and not necessarily getting any food cravings and even if you did, you wouldn't be able to taste the food anyway. It's closing in on midnight...the house is silent, aside from some gentle snoring and night-time wall kicking from a tossing, turning child...and your tummy starts to growl. You don't want to hit that creaky floorboard, so you zigzag-ily hop your way into the kitchen. The lights will definitely wake that light-sleeper known as middle child...who will surely take it as a sign that it is time to get up and get ready for school. So, you light a candle, grab some bread and peanut butter from the pantry and a banana from the bowl on the counter. As luck would have it, the cast iron skillet is sitting on the stove top. You spy the butter dish... Elvis Presley's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich from Nigella Bites by Nigella Lawson 1 small, ripe banana 2 slices white bread 2 scant Tbs. creamy Peanut Butter 2 Tbs. butter Smash up your banana. Lightly toast your bread and then spread the peanut butter on one slice and the banana on the other. Sandwich together. Fry in butter...turning once, until each side is golden brown. Cut sandwich carefully in half on the diagonal and eat. ...now blow out that candle and zigzag your way back to bed! Do you have any Midnight Sneaks...perhaps made from a recipe by Nigella? Because that is our them over at IHCC this week, and we'd love for you to join us!
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.