Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wild Times and Good Food!

I'm sorry to say I did not document one photo at the Yardley organized wine tasting tour, which Black-eyed Susan participated in tonight. Not knowing one thing about wine and the likes , I left that part of it up to my staff and I just furnished the food!

The crowds were fun, a little rowdy (!) as the night grew on, and all in all a good time was had by all. We had lots of fun conversation and about 50 new people who had never been in my store! How could there be so many locals who have never taken time to check us out? I guess it sounds a little biased, but I just don't think I could pass by those windows without coming in! (Or at least yearning to.....).

At the request of several of our guests, I am passing on the recipe that my sister Denise inspired me to make. It's a great and quick treat, so enjoy!

Denise's Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

3/4 cup Land o' Lakes margarine (it really is the best, I promise)
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
2 medium bananas, mashed (over ripe)
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
mini chocolate chips to taste

Cream margarine, sugars, and vanilla; add egg and bananas. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into greased 9x 13 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

I made a double batch ( in a slightly over sized pan). Denise advised (and I did follow.....) not to under bake! I baked the double batch almost 10 minutes longer. Everyone loved the treat and I would make them again.

For all of our new friends, please come back!


michelle said...

You provided all the food? In your spare time, of course.

Jill said...

You seem to double as a caterer these you ever sleep?

Denise said...

In your spare time, indeed. I'm glad the banana chocolate chip bars were a hit!