This past Saturday I was SUPPOSE to be in a craft show that sounded AWESOME. It was in NODA, which is the arts district here in Charlotte. (NODA=North Davidson, the street) I say I was SUPPOSE to be in a show, because I was. The weather looked a bit rough that morning. There was a 50-60% chance of rain. I figured it couldn't be THAT bad. I was wrong.
I got my tent up at noonish, and put the sides on. At about 12:15pm the rain started. IT WAS INSANE. At one point I was LITERALLY standing in the center of my tent, eating a turkey sandwich, and holding onto my tent for dear life. I thought it was going to fly away.
So. I was not taken to the land of Oz, but I was transported to the land of awesome vendors giving away free produce so they wouldn't have to pack it up. I paid $10 for the show and I left with:
6 bunches of organic bananas
organic sesame pita bread
organic cinnamon/raisin bagels
about 10 plums
2 packs of dehydrated pineapples (organic)
blueberry bread (which my boys inhaled in about an hour)
an Old Fashion cupcake (in my belly)
an organic cantaloupe
and a free spot at the next show in November.
Now. The question was. What does one do with 6 bunches of bananas? My kids are banana junkies, but no one could eat that many. We are already through 2 bunches though... I don't want them going to waste and since the boys liked the blueberry bread, which REALLY surprised me since Aidan doesn't like blueberries, I figured I would whip up a new recipe. Banana-Blueberry bread
When I say new, I mean new. I made it up. WHOA! GO ME!
It was INSANELY good. I might have ate mine and the rest of hers. It was incredibly moist. Nate inhaled his slice and asked for more. Aidan informed me he wasn't hungry. I might need to make some more and freeze it/pass along to friends this weekend. I wonder if my friend over at The Pajama Mama would like a loaf. I am pretty proud of myself for this one!
Head over to here for the recipe!
Now the question is...what do I do with the rest of the bananas? Do you have any good suggestions for using up a TON?