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Somewhere, a monkey is smiling

A good friend of mine — a Chicagoland native — recently moved to the South, and relayed an experience on Facebook that made me smile.

He was looking for a banana and asked a woman at a fast food counter if they had any. Her reply?

banana pudding doughnut “We have a banana pudding flavored doughnut.”

Now, it took my friend’s non-Southern brain a while to process this bit of information, but the banana pudding lover in me was PSYCHED.

Banana pudding is one of the greatest desserts on the planet.  (They attempt to make it where I live now, but you have to go to the deep South to get the real thing.)

While I’m not the biggest fan of doughnuts as a rule, COME ON —

Ya gotta appreciate their ingenuity!!

A slip up

If a recipe or menu says ‘banana,’ I’m there.  But the banana peel?

bananaskin

I’ve always treated like compost.

Well, it turns out the peel contains more potassium and soluble fiber than the fruit.  Plus, it can put you in a better mood because it reacts with the serotonin in your brain.

But if you just can’t get past the flavor of the peel, rub it on your skin.  The peel is a near-miracle drug; it can reduce skin inflammation, stop itching, remove warts, smooth out wrinkles, and even get rid of acne!

Who’s the monkey now?  Me for not knowing this years ago!