Monday, March 1, 2010

Gone Bananas: Monkey Hat and Snack to Match

A few weeks ago I was checking out some baby photos of a fellow photographer and saw this little t-shirt. The monkey shirt. I HAD to have it. I searched and searched and searched. Found it and despite a little sticker shock, I got it.

After all, it matched Howard. The monkey I made when he was a baby.

When it arrived... my first thought..I could make this. My second thought. It needs a little something. Something extra.

So I went in search of Rockford Red Heel Socks (the original sock monkey socks, which can be found here at Murdochs or various places online)

It was actually a pretty easy process. Cut them just below the heel, and then cut them in half. Sew those two halves together. Then round the top off. Add a little nubby thing to the top and voila! There you have it... a sock monkey hat.

And what do little monkeys need to eat?..... bananas of course!

When I was in Thailand I had one of the easiest, yet most delicous desserts. It wasn't something that I would have ever thought of, but now love. I didn't have a name...(that I can remember) except banana-a-delicious!
Two simple ingredients: Coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk. Mix them up, heat it up and pour it over bananas. (though, while I was there, it was served to us more like a soup, but that's a little too much for an every day snack!) MMMMM!!!! So easy, yet so yummy!!!!!

Song: Banana Boat, Harry Belefonte (since it's his Birthday today!)


Jenny said... are making my tummy very hungry for some bananas and coconut milk!! You also make the money hat sound so easy, but I am certain I would never be able to figure it out!!

Stacey J. said...

Definately not hard!

Bing said...

LOVE the sock monkey shirt! I have a beloved sock monkey too, named Sir JoJo.. can't wait to pass him on one day!
I am going to the grocery store tomorrow to get ingredients for that banana snack... it looks amazing!