Friday, May 15, 2009

Fancy Friday

Being unemployed, I have stretched out the space between my haircuts to an unreasonable length. I still refuse to cut my own hair, so this is the best way I can think of to save money in this arena (even if I do end up looking a little like a monkey towards the end there...). So, I got my haircut yesterday (in the middle of the day, as usual since being laid off), and I'm feeling rather fancy. I know, it's just a haircut. But I feel fancy! It could be just the haircut - I no longer look sloppy. Or maybe it's because I had to wear "leaving the house" clothes (and not pajamas or work out clothes) for the first time in a while. Or maybe it's because of what I did when I got home from my haircut yesterday (and am about to do again after I finish writing this post!)...

I ventured into the kitchen for a fancy snack, but didn't know what to make. I just knew it had to be up to my standards of fancy. My eyes rested on the dwindling fruit bowl: bananas. Naked fruit could be fancy, but I didn't want just naked fruit. I opened the fridge and found our peanut butter and whipped cream, among some un-fancy odds and ends (sour cream, salsa, basil, yogurt, sub sauce). I could spread the peanut butter on the banana, then add whipped cream! I liked this idea, but still felt that it was a commoner's snack. I needed something fancier and more dessert-ish. I looked into my pantry options and saw that we were well-stocked with oats, dried cranberries, and light bulbs. None of this sounded fancy. In addition, these things did not add to my standing list of two potentially fancy ingredients. But then I took a gander into our little bin of goodies and found some Oreos. Hmmm....

Caution: What happened next might make you smack yourself in the face and say, "Why didn't I think of that!?"

I completely peeled off one strip of the banana so that about half of it was naked. Then, I spread on some peanut butter. I put some Oreos in a plastic bag and mashed them up until they were of good topping consistency. Then I poured them onto my PB-banana and added a generous helping of whipped cream.

"I am so fancy!" I exclaimed after each delicious bite. It was a day-changer.

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