Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ze Jamaican Coconut Banana Wheels ***

The 7-year-old saw this one on Disney Junior's "Tasty Time with ZeFronk," and he immediately wanted to make it.  Since he fell on the playground at school this morning and busted his chin open, requiring a trip to the urgent care to be glued back together, I decided to baby him a little.  We picked up the ingredients and made this for dessert tonight.  They were really good!  The cocoa flavor was a little too strong for the kids, so I'm thinking I will either mix a little powdered sugar into the cocoa or mix the coconut and cocoa together before rolling the bananas in there.  That would let the coconut help bring out some sweetness in the cocoa.  Either way, we'll definitely do these again.  They loved that they could make them on their own!

Photo courtesy of Disney Junior

(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy ~ Tasty Time with ZeFronk on Disney)

cocoa powder
shredded coconut

Peel bananas, and slice into 1" rounds.  Sprinkle cocoa powder onto plate.  Roll bananas wheels in cocoa along outer edges, and place on plates.  Sprinkle with coconut.

Wyoming Cowboy Casserole *

This was decent.  It's nothing wrong with the recipe at all.  It just reminded me of when my mom used to make a similar casserole.  After eating it for dinner one night and then being up sick with a stomach virus for the next 24 hours or so, I could never stomach it again.  Long story short, that's why I wasn't too fond of this one.  Hubby and the kids enjoyed it.  It's definitely way easy, which is awesome.  It really is a wonderful recipe, even if it didn't do it for me personally.

(Amy - amylz - The Everything Slow Cooker Cookbook)

1 pound ground beef
1 cup Colby Cheese, cubed
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed tomato soup
1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn (drained)
1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon dry onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Brown the beef in a skillet; drain off grease. Cut the cheese into 1/2 inch cubes. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.