Who Wants to Win Free Bananas?

So, my family goes through a bunch of bananas every week. We eat them plain, put them on top of cereal or ice cream, and when they’re over-ripe and freckled, I make the most delicious banana bread!

Well, Del Monte is holding a contest to name its new mascot. It’s a cute little monkey, and you can help name him! The details and entry form are on Del Monte’s Facebook page, but here’s the basic information:

  • One (1) randomly selected winner will WIN A YEAR SUPPLY of DEL MONTE BANANAS® (52 banana coupons valued at $2.00 per coupon) and a Del Monte plush toy monkey.
  • One Hundred (100) randomly selected winners will win a Del Monte plush toy monkey.
  • Sweepstakes Ends: October 08, 2012 23:59

Enter here, and good luck!

Heather’s banana bread

Every time I make this, people ask for the recipe. Thought I’d share it here.

  • 1 c. sugar1 stick margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to about 350 and grease or spray pans (loaf, cake or muffin). Cream margarine and sugar together. Add eggs and blend. Mix together dry ingredients in separate bowl and then add to margarine mixture, and mix. Add mashed bananas and vanilla. Scrape down bowl and mix. Pour into pans and bake until toothpick comes out clean (approx. 60 min for large loaf; approx. 18 min for muffins). Do not overbake. Remove from pans and cool on racks. Then wrap in plastic and refrigerate overnight.