Fried Honey Bananas – Cub Sweepstakes

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I saw this recipe on Facebook.   At first I wasn’t sure how these would taste.  But I heard in my head:  “Everything tastes better fried!”   However, I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil so I didn’t feel quite so bad about it!  And it’s fruit!!  How bad can fried fruit be!!

These were fun to make, easy to make and a before dinner dessert.  Why?  BECAUSE it’s fruit!!!

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The recipe called for one banana, but I knew better than to use just one!!  So I cut up two.

And I have a story to tell about this picture and how Brooklyn is peeling the banana.

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Some may know this, but it took for me to be on a field trip with one of the kids a couple of years ago to realize that we have been peeling our bananas wrong!  How many struggle with pulling that big end there and smashing your banana while trying so carefully not to do that?!  Well, we used to.  One of the dad’s at the field trip saw a little boy struggling with trying to open his banana.  The dad grabs it and turns it around and shows the boy that the long part is actually the handle.  He lightly squeezed together the bottom of the banana and started to pull the banana peel down as you see Brooklyn doing.  If you haven’t tried this, you will.  And you’ll see how much easier it is to open.  There is no smashed banana at the end!  AND the stem is actually used then as a handle.  Did you know that the monkey’s peel their bananas this way!!!  I sure didn’t.

Ok so now back to frying..

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AND another cool thing I didn’t know is that when you take the banana and break it in half you can lightly squeeze it together and it will separate into three pieces. That way when you’re feeding a toddler, you have banana sticks.  How cool is that!  Just thought I’d share that wealth of coolness with you!

So there’s you’ll see the bananas cooking away in the oil.  For some odd reason I wanted to put these on a stick and pretend I was at the MN State Fair.  I didn’t go this year.  And the saying is:  Everything is better on a stick (fried and on a stick).

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Here I asked Khali if she liked the bananas.  SHe sure did.  In fact after her plate was empty, she crawled on the table to get Brooklyns.  And Brooklyn said so so Khali started to feed her!!

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So easy to make, fun to eat, fun to watch the kids eat and play!

These were a burst of flavor.  Really good!  Give them a try.

And now I  need to remind you all of the Cub Sweepstakes again.  You still have time to enter if you haven’t.  We can all use a chance to win $4500 for Cub right?!

I’ll give you the rules and what you can win and what to do again. (Yep, click that rule link and it will guide you through the process).

Here are the prizes again:

A chance to win a $4,500 Cub Gift Card!

PRIZES:  One grand prize of $4,500 in the form of 100-45 Cub® gift cards will be awarded to the winner.  Four $45 Cub® gift cards will be awarded at random to fans who share photos or videos.

Log on to Facebook and like the Cub page and you’ll get directions there as well.

Here’s how it all works.

How it works:

  1. Visit the Cub® page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Cub).
  2. Click on the button to “Like” Cub’s Facebook Page.
  3. Click on the “Love Your Cub” contest app on the Facebook platform by clicking on the link to the Contest page.
  4. Enter the Contest by completing the entry form and uploading a video (“Video”) or photo (“Photo”) and description (“Description”).
  5. Check the box indicating your agreement to these Official Rules, and then click on the button to submit your entry.
  6. Get your friends to vote every day through September 29th
  7. Top 10 entries will be eligible for the grand prize and be chosen by a panel of judges including shopping experts, creative directors and employees of Cub.

Limit one (1) entry per person / Facebook account.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  ENTRANTS MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF MINNESOTA OR ILLINOIS AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

Good luck to those that are in MN and IL.  Rock this Cub contest and WIN!!!

Here are the directions for the bananas

Fried Honey Bananas – Cub Sweepstakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Bananas
Author: Patricia
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Lightly drizzle olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Arrange banana slices in pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together honey and 2 tablespoons of water.
  4. Remove pan from heat and pour honey mixture over banana.
  5. Allow to cool and sprinkle with cinnamon.

 

Have a great week!!!!!

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

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Raspberry Pavlova – Love My Cub Contest

ImageDon’t forget everyone…. Enter to win free groceries at Cub.  Follow the directions below and make sure you have THE best photo/video to win.  Think of all the great recipes you can make with that kind of food!!  Woot.

Here are the official rules again in case you need to have them or if you’re new to the sweepstakes!

Here is a list of the prizes:

PRIZES:  One grand prize of $4,500 will be awarded to the winner.  Four $45 Cub® gift cards will be awarded at random to fans who share our Photos or Videos.  Use of Gift Cards is subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer.  Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize:  Grand Prize: $4,500.00; Cub® gift cards: $45.00 each.

I’ll include a bit of the “how to” but make sure you read the entire official rules.  (this applies to MN and Illinois residents only).

  1. Visit the Cub® page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Cub).
  2. Click on the button to “Like” Cub’s Facebook Page.
  3. Click on the “Love Your Cub” contest app on the Facebook platform by clicking on the link to the Contest page.
  4. Enter the Contest by completing the entry form and uploading a video (“Video”) or photo (“Photo”) and description (“Description”).
  5. Check the box indicating your agreement to these Official Rules, and then click on the button to submit your entry.
  6. Get your friends to vote every day through September 29th
  7. Top 10 entries will be eligible for the grand prize and be chosen by a panel of judges including shopping experts, creative directors and employees of Cub.

 

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Now on to the Raspberry Pavlova that I made last night.  I had this little goody on stand by for a bit now.  I couldn’t make it because it was so hot and humid outside that the meringue would have gotten too chewy.  Yesterday was a perfect day.  It went from being in the high 90s (very humid) to the low 70s.  Yep, gotta love MN weather.

I will say that I wished mine turned out to be as pretty as the one that I watched on the video.  BUT it didn’t matter.  It was gone within an hour of cooling off and putting the toppings on it!  We all loved it!  Go figure that!  When this was completely done it was about 4:30pm.  I served up a piece for everyone and said: “Here’s dinner!!”.  Not so lucky but we did have dessert before dinner last night.

I will try to make this again because I want to see if I can get it to turn out how it was pictured.  That’s just how I am I guess.

I used to struggle with getting eggs to form a peak.  But I’ve come a ways and didn’t have any problem.  I used a metal mixing bowl and had my eggs at room temperature.  Came out perfect the first try!

Raspberry Pavlova – Love My Cub Contest
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Patricia
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Raspberry Flavor Gelatin
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 banana sliced
Instructions
  1. HEAT oven to 275ºF.
  2. COMBINE sugar and dry gelatin mix. Beat egg whites in medium bowl with mixer on high speed 5 min. or until soft peaks form. Add sugar mixture, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in lemon juice and cornstarch until blended.
  3. SPREAD into 8-inch circle on parchment-covered baking sheet.
  4. BAKE 1-1/2 hours. Cool completely.
  5. TRANSFER meringue to plate just before serving; top with remaining ingredients.
  6. kraft kitchens tipsCOOKING KNOW-HOWFor best results, prepare meringue on a cool dry day. High humidity can result in a chewy sticky meringue. Top with COOL WHIP and fruit as directed just before serving. Substitute any berries, such as strawberries or blueberries, for the raspberries.

 

If you struggle with getting egg whites to form a peak, try again.  Put your eggs out to room temperature and use a metal mixing bowl.  I’m not sure where I hear that it works best with that type of bowl but I’ve had luck every since.  Whipped right up for me.  I tried to form a nice round shape but it expanded so much and there wasn’t a well for the cool whip like I’d hoped.  Again, didn’t matter because no one seemed to care what it looked like, they just wanted more!

Have a great Tuesday.  Go check out the Love My Cub contest, enter to win.  Tell your friends on FB, Tweet about it.  Enter, enter, enter to win.

Patricia – Two Girls Cooking 😉

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