Sunday, January 31, 2016

February food “holidays”

Get ready to celebrate National Snack Food Month, National Fondue Month and Potato Lover’s Month in February! Here are a few more foodie “holidays” for the new month.
  • February 3 – National Carrot Cake Day
  • February 4 – Homemade Soup Day
  • February 5 – National Chocolate Fondue Day
  • February 5 – World Nutella Day
  • February 7 – National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
  • February 9 – Pizza Pie Day
  • February 13 – National Tortellini Day
  • February 16 – National Almond Day
  • February 20 – National Cherry Pie Day
  • February 21 – National Sticky Bun Day
  • February 23 – National Banana Bread Day
  • February 27 – National Strawberry Day

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Grab some zucchini and bananas the next time you’re at the grocery store and try this simple quick bread in celebration of National Banana Bread Day – it makes two loaves!

Banana Zucchini Bread (adapted from Julie’s Eats and Treats):
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease two loaf pans (4” x 8”) and set aside.

Combine eggs, sugar and oil in a large bowl, then add bananas and combine. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add dry ingredients to banana mixture, then stir in zucchini. Divide batter evenly between loaf pans.

Bake 60 minutes or until bread tests done in the middle.

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