I can’t believe Thanksgiving is almost here! A great way to spend time together as a family while the turkey is in the oven is watching shows on Netflix. I love that there is a such a variety of shows and movies on Netflix so you can definitely find something everyone will enjoy watching during the holiday.
I love that as a Netflix member I can watch it anywhere I want, in the family room, in the kitchen on my tablet, or on my smartphone while waiting at the Dr.’s office.
My husband and I love having Netflix marathons at night and are currently watching seasons of Mad Men and 30 Rock. Before that we were enjoying Breaking Bad and Dexter on Netflix. We love the great shows they have and also enjoy watching movies together as well. My son who is 6 loves the kids Netflix and I have been impressed with the shows and movies selection they offer for him as well.
Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone has created a very fun recipe in honor of Arrested Development (which you can watch on Netflix). He says: "The wildly dysfunctional Bluth family on “Arrested Development” always seems a little bananas, drunken, spicy, or up in flames, and since they’ve brought me so many hilarious moments, I created this recipe in their honor! And what could be more perfect than a flamed banana dessert? AD fans, you feel me, right?!"
Since my husband is a big fan of Arrested Development and is curently watching the seasons on Netflix I decided to create the recipe for him!
Up In Flames Drunken Bananas with Spiced Ice Cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Make-Ahead: The spiced ice cream can be made up to 3 days ahead, kept frozen. The flambéed bananas must be served as soon as they are made.
Spiced Ice Cream:
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Large pinch of ground cloves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium bananas, peeled
1/4 cup golden rum
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
To make the spiced ice cream:
1. In a medium bowl, break up the ice cream with a spoon, then mix in the nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Cover the ice cream and return it to the freezer. Keep the ice cream frozen until ready to serve.
To cook the bananas:
2. In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas in half lengthwise and lay the bananas cut side down in the butter mixture. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the bananas are caramelized on the underside and the sugar mixture has melted and become golden brown.
3. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the rum. Using a long match, carefully ignite the rum. Be sure to do this in a well-ventilated area and away from any flammable material. Allow the flame to burn out. Turn the bananas over. Return the pan to medium heat and stir in the cream. Baste the bananas with the caramel sauce for about 1 minute.
4. Divide the bananas between two plates. Spoon some sauce over the bananas. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, and then drizzle the remaining sauce over and around the ice cream and bananas. Serve immediately.
It turned out so well and was super delicious! My hubby was thrilled! I highly recommend making this delicious recipe.
We will be enjoying Netflix this Thanksgiving as a family!
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