There hasn’t been much in the way of inclement weather since Sandy blew out of town, but today we were expected to get a ton of snow so work was closed! Except now I have a laptop and can telecommute so work isn’t closed. Fail.
Snow days inevitably lead to culinary experimentation and today I decided to try out something that in theory sounded absolutely amazing: a peanut butter, chocolate and banana grilled cheese. I had no intention of adding the cheese but I did have every intention of toasting the bread as though it were a grilled cheese so the peanut butter and bananas would warm up and the chocolate would just melt…. In theory amazing.
So I started with two piece of white bread, smeared on some peanut butter (half on the bread half in my mouth, repeat), then added chocolate chips because I didn’t have nutella on hand (plus sometimes the nutella can be overly sweet), then sliced up a banana. I started out individually placing each chocolate chip to maximize their distribution then hunger and my computer making noise made me re-evaluate what I was doing.
I put almost no butter in a frying pan and toasted that sandwich… Then someone IM’d me, I left it alone, came back and, well…
The horror! I was so disappointed but for the sake of symmetry did the same thing to the other side and ended up with…
It was… delicious. Even with the burnt bread I loved every last bite of it. Amazing. I will definitely make it again but this time I’ll actually pay attention to what I am doing. Other breakfast food favorites lately include adding apple butter to oatmeal, which makes it taste like apple pie… Oh, and adding it to matzo! Just using it like a dip. Amazing. Absolutely amazing. (I just had a Doc Brown moment…)
And now I’m hungry again!