it’s rainy this morning,
the grey & somber kind of rainy
big heavy drops cling desperately to the window screen. 
i’ve already decided on the perfect album to cook to today -
reconstruction site (the weakerthans). 
rainy mornings call for warm, hearty breakfasts -
oatmeal is perhaps the definition of a warm & hearty breakfast
however grey & somber mornings call for comfort
& comfort means butter, 
some sugar & perhaps warm syrup


2 ripe bananas
½ stick butter
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup oats
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt

what TO DO

…in a saucepan 
melt the butter, brown sugar 
slice the bananas, add to the butter/brown sugar

…in a large bowl
whisk the eggs
whisk in milk
add vanilla 
add the butter/brown sugar/banana mixture 

…in another bowl
sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder & salt
stir in oats 
add this mixture in 3 parts to the large bowl 
stir just until mixed 

…on a hot griddle 
melt butter 
pour batter 
wait to bubble 
top with butter & hot syrup 

enjoy with coffee & company 
ompany may mean: The Weakerthans, Hemmingway or a good friend 

don’t forget to dance in the rain on your way to work, class or wherever
your travels take you today

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