Layered banana split, and a little NYE drama15

Posted on January 3, 2013 by ChristieGluten Free, Sweet Treats, Vegetarian

New Year’s Eve was eventful for us. But not in the way you’d expect.

We spent the evening at Lismore Base Hospital emergency department as Poppy had a febrile convulsion at around 3.30pm and scared the living daylights out of us.

My sister used to have them when she was younger so I knew to immediately get Poppy into a tepid bath to cool her down and get her comfy on her side in the foetal position. Hubby called the ambulance and we waited the longest 10 minutes of our lives. So, so scary.

Don’t worry though, the story ends well. She is fine. Convulsions of this kind are actually quite common in young children as their tiny bodies find it difficult to regulate their temperature – and she was given the all clear.

However, when we finally got her home and to sleep with a normal temperature, we were the ones that needed to cool down.

Enter stage left, layered banana split in a glass.

crushed peanuts
chocolate sauce
whipped cream
fresh banana
caramel ice cream

Decadent and divine. Just what we needed with a snuggle on the couch. Hello 2013.

How is your new year shaping up?

Christie x
  • Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh wow I’m glad she is ok! What a terrible night :( All the best for 2013 Christie :)

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Nic, looks like 2013 is going to be a great one!

  • http://intolerantchef.blogspot.com/ InTolerant Chef

    Oh you poor things, how scary! You definitely deserved some yummy comfort food after that. Glad she’s doing better now xox

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks ITC, it was crazy scary, but we got through it! Comfort food definitely helped :)

  • Sheena

    Heaven! Banana Splits are one of my favorite desserts.

    Sorry to hear about the health scare recently, hope all is well.

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Sheena, Poppy is doing well now and glad to have another banana split fan around here :)

  • vegeTARAian Sydney

    Phew, so glad to hear Poppy is ok!
    I LOVE banana splits, have been dreaming about them for a couple of weeks so I need to make this

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Tara, so glad to help makes your dreams come true. Lol :)

  • http://www.rainbowtatt.com/ Rah!

    So glad miss Poppy is okay Christie!
    My new year hasn’t been quite that adventurous, but I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a brilliant year :) x

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Rah, yep 2013 is going to be a great one! :)

  • Natasha N. McEachron

    So sorry to hear about your munchkin’s health scare but I’m glad she’s doing better! Terrible way to end the New Year but banana splits could be an indication of a great 2013.

    • http://www.figandcherry.com/ Christie Connelly

      Thanks Natasha, agreed! Banana splits are a good sign :)

  • http://twitter.com/cookingcrusade Christine

    Oh my goodness that would have been awful! I am so glad to hear that it all worked out well for Miss Poppy! This looks like a lovely treat to help cool you both down :)

  • Ju’eta

    That looks insanely good!

  • Amanda@ChewTown

    Oh no!! That’s terrible news… although I’m delighted to hear she is ok! At least your NYE ended with the news the little one was ok. phew!

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