Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What NOT to do when camping

I never had a banana boat until this last weekend. Banana boat...not banana hammock. Big difference. I do not think I am ever going to have one again. Guh-ross. 

Sorry about the photo quality on this one.  I only had my camera phone and we were losing daylight.

Okay, so what is a banana boat exactly?  You take a banana; in it's peel.  Take a knife and split it down the middle, but be sure not to come out the other side of the banana.  Spread it apart a bit.  Take some graham crackers that have been split into fourths and stuff them just inside the peel.  Then take a giant handful of mini mallows and put them in and around the banana.  Then top it with chocolate chips.

Wrap this concoction in foil and put on the coals of your camp fire.  Let cook for a bit until you think everything is nice and gooey.  Figure out a way to get them out of the coals...

That's right.  If you're The Mister...you take some foil and wrap it around your hand and then proceed to scoop out the banana boats in grand style.  Notice the flames.  These are actual hot, live coals.  I do not recommend this method to anyone.  If you are smart, you'll bring a shovel....or not make these at all.  Your choice.

Eat with a spoon.  I am just going to direct you to My Youngest and the look on her face.  That is exactly how I feel about banana boats too.  The Mister claims that our bananas were too ripe.  I claim that they're just yucky.  Mine had a seriously wrong taste of gasoline...and we don't use any kind of flame starter on our fire...just good old wood.


A much better use of your time than banana boats would be to lug around a giant log.  Please don't judge me and my children based on the level of filth in this picture.  We were camping.  Filth happens.

Thanks for reading!



  1. I have never even heard of banana boats, but I'll take your word for it! Looks to me like a good time was had by all. (Love the face on that little one eating the banana boat by the way!)

    1. Oh Danni, they were horrid! I also love that little face she's making. It's pretty perfect.


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