Friday, October 07, 2011

Food Revolution Friday: The Best Banana Bread and Mrs Q is revealed!

This week, I helped some teens cook lunch for about 30 people for an Open House.  It was the first time I've done this, and wow-was it an experience!  I'm so NOT used to creating lunch on a mass scale, but we did it.  Cooking with teenagers is so much fun-there's something about that chopping and stirring that seems to center everyone, and I love having the chance to actually talking to them while we cook.  They are such amazing people, and I'm so lucky to have the opportunity to spend time with them. 

One of the kids made some banana bread and I have to tell you, it was the BEST banana bread I've had in a long time.  So moist and delicious, I have to try making it at home.

Banana Bread, by Simply Recipes. You can get the recipe here!
Have you seen that Mrs. Q from Fed Up With Lunch has finally been revealed? I was one of the lucky few who knew who Sara was back from when we pooled our resources and did a Food Revolution Lunch Twitter Party last year.

Go, Sarah!

Did you know that October 24 is Food Day in the USA? Hop on over to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and get some great recipes, tips and plan to get together with friends to TEACH SOMEONE ELSE how to cook.

This week's recipe theme over at the Food Revolution's Facebook page is omelets.  I LOVE omelets, and we'll be sure to participate in this one!  I'm not so great at folding them, so for a frittata or just scrambled works really well too.   So upload all your photos of omelets, scrambles, frittatas, you name it!  I am working on a really great recipe that I'm sure you'll enjoy, and I'll share on Sunday.

What's happening in your corner of the world?  Next week I'm off to Blissdom Canada, and I can't wait to show you the food I encounter there!  Will there be another giant stack of bacon?  What will there be on the plane?  I'm always a little worried about plane food, most of the time it's either really expensive or just not that good.  I have plans to make late night nibbles in my hotel room for friends, how will that work?  It will be interesting sourcing a stick of butter and a microwave late at night-and besides, what will I be making, anyway? Follow along and find out! 

Disclosure:  I am thrilled to announce that two amazing companies have sponsored me to go to Blissdom Canada!  Paper Chef, who makes a great line of parchment paper products that I use all the time, and Chicken Farmers of Canada, who represents 2800 farmers who make sure we have healthy, delicious chicken on our tables!  Between the two of them, they are covering the cost of my airfare, transfers, and hotel.  I am so honored to be working with such amazing people!

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