Little One, at five years old, loves being in the kitchen and helping herself to a bite to eat. Though she’s my little sous chef, she has been wanting to create her own dishes lately. The other night, I intended on serving a gorgeous fruit salad to our dinner guests, but as I was finishing up the main course, Little One decided to help out and make dessert…on her own.
I was crushed and a little disappointed that she had used my pineapple (already peeled and cored). I had great plans for the pineapple! Instead, Little One decided to fill the hollow centre with blueberries and decorate the pineapple with blueberries. I have to admit that it was a clever idea. Okay, it was pretty cute. I couldn’t stay upset for too long! Yes, sometimes we just have to learn how to let go.
Today, Little One wanted a snack. What did she do? She made some Banana Peanut Butter Bites!
Note: We used to never have peanut butter in the house because my niece has a food allergy. However, since she has gone off to college and we rarely see her, Hubby and Little One insisted we have peanut butter in the house again. I do not let her have peanut butter on school days though, since her school is a nut-free zone. We can’t take the chances of exposing children with nut allergies to nuts.
Without any instruction, Little One came up with this idea. She took one banana and with a butter knife, sliced the banana into twelve rounds. She put a bit of peanut butter on six of the rounds and then added the tops to “sandwich” them. She’s all about “plating” her food these days and insisted on adding blueberries to garnish, despite me telling her that blueberries do not compliment peanut butter and banana. Blueberries and banana, yes. Peanut butter and banana, yes. Blueberries, peanut butter and bananas? No!
She’s fives years old. She’s stubborn. She loves making her own food. Who am I to argue?
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp peanut butter