This cold weather makes me want my honeymoon and all of the warm, sunny, rum-drenched air of Jamaica back.
It makes me want to curl up with my hubs and pretend that we are on vacation and don’t have to get up early in the morning.
But you know what else this cold weather makes me want to do?
Should you ever have the opportunity to stay at Couples Negril, you will find the people beautiful, the music intoxicating, and, the rum. Yep, that’s basically it: the rum. In Jamaica, the rum flows like ocean water: strong and everywhere. Rum punch, rum runners, rum cakes, daily rum drink specials at the plethora of bars permeating the place, rum everything–even rum cream, which is totally scrumptious.
And then, of course, is the Bananas Foster. Which my father-in-law happens to be a master of.(He is not Jamaican, no….but close.) His Bananas Foster brings your mouth to a most tropical place that beckons to be returned to. Which I would like to do. Right now.
I know that it it entirely impractical to believe most of us can jet off to the islands whenever the whim hits, but it is entirely practical to bake Jamaica into a muffin.
All you need are some bananas and some rum to make an ordinary muffin a Bananas Foster muffin!