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This *#%@ Is Bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S


Alicia Keys's "Girl on Fire" is my homework/time to be productive anthem.

Lana del Rey's any-song-at-all is my creepy, driving in the fog through a very windy
and narrow canyon, please let's make it out alive please please anthem.

Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" is mine and everyone's sit around the bonfire, 
group-singalong anthem, because honestly, it's the only song in the world 
that everyone and their mothers and their boyfriends and their pets know. 
Other than Don't Stop Believin', but sometimes we just need 
something a little lighter, a tad less glorious, amirite?

Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" was the anthem of sixth grade. 
Our entire homeroom piled into a bus for a field trip to the roller-blading rink, 
and everyone was B-A-N-A-N-A-S-ing it the entire way there. 
Can you even think of a better occasion for some Gwen?

Ingredients (minus a pinch of salt) for Aspiring Kennedy's banana bars.

This weekend had a few moments that certainly could've used the same song as an anthem:
1. My heart and soul (and big sister) was home,
which in other words meant: eating too much,
watching The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,  
and accomplishing Mission Buy Cute Shorts. 
AND, on Sunday, we accidentally had family nap time, 
and I woke up with someone's foot in my face.

That *#%@ was bananas.
2. Twitterverse was very much working in overtime this weekend, 
and ended up in a bit of a tizzy, what with Jay Z's Q&A session, 
and #Sharkphooncanequake, and the Zimmerman trial, 
and Cory Monteith's tragic passing.

That *#%@ was bananas.
And for the most part, not in a happy bananas kind of way, either.

3. And finally, the baking bug bit me again 
(or maybe it was a mosquito, we've got quite a number of those in the house right now)... 
But because we're on a sugar diet (terrible, I know)
these bars went sans-frosting. And because I'm half-idiot, 
and poured the batter in the wrong size pan, 
I could only salvage it by re-pouring it into a round pan. 
Really, more like a banana cake now. 
But whatever you want to call it - banana bars/cake/bread/treat,

That *#%@ was bananas.
{And deliciously so.}

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  1. I'm all about my anthems! Love your choices. Your baked goodies look amazing! Send some my way ;)


  2. ummmm! and is it ok if ba-a-n-a-n-as is still my anthem?!
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  4. Yum! Those banana bars look delicious! Definitely going to try making them soon
    And now I'll have "Hollaback Girl" stuck in my head all week :P

  5. OMGGG that looks so delicious! especially with the fresh juicy sliced peaches on top! yums!!

  6. Looks so yummy and the photos are beautiful too!

  7. This looks excellent but how can you bake in this heat.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  8. i'm limiting my carbs, so naturally these are looking amazing.

  9. Sounds delicious!

    Lana del Rey is my everything anthem. Getting ready, lazying around. Love her.

  10. Mmmmm bananas! Now I have that song in my head!!

  11. Delicious!!! This made me crave something sweet.

  12. Oh my wordy that looks so divine!! I need that NOW!! Not a great post to read when I was planning on starting my detox today!! hahaha

    Followed you via Bloglovin ' xxxx

  13. This was such a fun post to read and that recipe looks delicious! x


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