For the past week I have been drinking a banana smoothie for breakfast everyday. I found this great, easy recipe and tried it. A total winner. But this morning when I went to get my banana to throw in the blender I came to a big block in the road: there were no bananas left. This wouldn't have been a problem but I already had all the other ingredients in the blender, ready to be whirred together. So I looked at my fruit basket: oranges, tangerines, limes, and a tomato. Nothing that would go well with milk, peanut butter, oats, and honey. Quite a problem. Until I remembered that I had a special delivery yesterday: a box of pears.
Not only did I get a box of pears from family, I received this beautiful pear ornament from one of my students. I don't think I have had more than three pears in my house -- not "at a time" but ever. I have never really been a pear person, but between that pear h'orderve dish I made up yesterday (I am starting to drool just thinking about it...) and all these pears sitting on my table and hanging on the tree, I guess this was the Christmas that I was destined to become a pear person. So, I grabbed a pear and dropped it in the blender.
Want one? It is simple. Take two tablespoons of oats (like Quaker Oats) and blend them until they become a powder. Add one cup milk, one pear (cut up), one and half tablespoons of peanut butter (I do half Skippy/half healthy junk), and a smidgen of honey. Blend. Enjoy. And share with a friend because it makes two servings.
There we have it, another winning pear recipe. I think I have to blame The Cheesecake Factory for my sudden love of pears. Have you tried their pear/blue cheese/arugula flat bread? Oh.My.Word. To die for. Last time we went I ordered two of them. Yes, two of them. That was it, nothing else. I could only eat one, but I had a great lunch waiting for me the next day. You will probably be seeing my attempt to recreate that sometime soon. After all, I have a lot of pears to get through!
To you and yours, I hope you... well, see for yourself :) (Yes, I am a corn-dog sometimes.)
COST: $1.30 COST PER SERVING (2): $0.65