Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Roses, Banana Flambe and The End of Sick Leave



Today was the unveil.  The cast came off!  It's time for this invalid to get back into the garden and the kitchen.  Admittedly, I'll miss the pampering but not the frustration.


The Baker picked an early morning bouquet of roses from the garden and had them on the table when I got up.


He made a special "getting my cast off" breakfast of crepes filled with lingonberry jam.  As I was patiently waiting for my food, I noticed a bit of flame dancing around a saute pan.  The Baker said he was preparing some special bananas to go along with the crepes.  Then he attempted to extinguish the flames by blowing on them.  I instructed him to put a lid on it--literally!  The bananas had the taste and consistency of a good banana pudding.  He simply sauteed them in a little butter and maple syrup.  After a few minutes, he added a dash of brandy (straight from the bottle--he knows now that doing so is a "no-no") to the pan and ignited it.  I'm not sure how long the flames were present until I rescued him and the bananas.  Probably only a few minutes.  He said he'd practice some more to get it down pat.  I'll share the results with you if the dish gets any better.

23 comments:

  1. You're free! Congrats, I'm sure it feels great to be out of the cast! The roses are perfect, so pretty:@)

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  2. Glad your cast is off and things are getting back to normal. The bananas sound interesting! Your hubby knows how to celebrate!

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  3. So glad to hear your cast is off. I know you must be thrilled.

    My husband loves to flambe too. I have to admit he's better at it that little ole chicken me.
    Sam

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  4. You have been spoiled wonderfully, Bonnie!! A little flambe with your wonderful crepes! Wow. I'm impressed. And, those flowers are beautiful!! Along with their vase!

    So glad to hear you are free of your cast. It will still take a little time and some work to get things working well. Sending you speedy recovery wishes!! blessings ~ Tanna

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  5. How sweet of him to look after you like that - even if the results weren't quite as anticipated! Congratulations on being cast-free.

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  6. Much better cast off:) Good for you..Health is everything..Now you can be busy in the garden:)

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  7. Congrats on getting the cast off, Bonnie... I know you are happy!!!! Sounds like a wonderful celebration breakfast.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Yea for getting the cast off!! The breakfast sounded wonderful...all except for the flames!!!!
    I just posted a pic with a turquoise chippy chair and red geraniums. The color combo is the same as your pretty roses. Have a wonderful day my friend. I bet you are just tickled to get back into the kitchen!!!
    XO Kris

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  9. Congratulations!!! And you always do things in a big way, you celebrated with a fire dance...that is even better than an Indian rain dance!! If you give us the recipe, be sure and tell us how to properly set the kitchen on fire.

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  10. oh go farmer! Those crepes sound amazing and I am so glad you got the cast off! YEAH!

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  11. Oh girl he's gonna spoil you...let him! Heeehehehe!

    God bless ya and have an amazin' day sweetie!

    Congratulations on gettin' the cast off...woohoo!!! :o)

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  12. That sounds delicious! I worked at a restaurant where I did table side bananas foster - we used a banana rum though, and served it over vanilla bean ice cream - so good!

    Hooray for no more cast!

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  13. So glad to hear you are out of your cast. I have a sneaky suspicion "the Baker" will continue to spoil you.

    I would have thought the flame would have gone out when the alcohol burn off? I always want to try it, but I'm not a brave soul when it comes to fire.

    Enjoy your freedom. Bonnie

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  14. Glad you're back to "normal". Laughed at put a lid on it... ha!

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  15. I suspect we'll hear no more from you about this dish. It sounds wonderful. You have a bit of Brennan's in your own kitchen :-) I am jealous. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  16. So glad the cast is off. What a sweet husband. Hope he keeps working on that technique.

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  17. Where is the video camera when you need it? :-) glad the cast is coming off. I'm trying to catch up with everyone; it's been so crazy around here. Two more days and the girls will be home for the summer! YIKES. Time to scurry and get those last minute things done, like nap and rest ;-)

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  18. Another great recipe to try out

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  19. It must be heavenly to be rid of that cast! The banana treat sounds superb, flames and all! LOL! Hugs xx

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  20. Hooray for getting your cast off!! I bet you are eager to get back in the swing of things :)

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  21. How does your wrist feel after being in the cast so long? I am sure you can think of other "ailments", so you sweet man will have to continue to fix you yummy breakfast and pick roses.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  22. What a thrill it msut have been to get back in your kitchen. Very happy for you.
    Rita

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  23. Glad your cast is off and that things will be back to normal for you soon. And, hopefully, it will be warming up here soon.

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