Banana Cookies and Carrots

Sounds like a delicious combination right?? Ok, maybe not...but the combination made for a fun week :)

First, the banana cookies. These things are dang good. These are the second time I've made them and they get inhaled every time. I made about 4-5 dozen of them a few days ago and this is all that's left!
Maybe I should add that we shared them with some family...Marc and I didn't eat them all by ourselves, but that would have been pretty easy to do. Here's the recipe if you want to try them (you won't be disappointed!) Recipe is courtesy of my in-laws ward cookbook.

1 c. shortening
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 c. mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 c. flour

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter
powdered sugar

Mix cookie ingredients together. Drop onto cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 11-12 min. Mix together frosting ingredients and frost cookies.

Now for the carrots part of the post. I enjoy eating carrots, but I enjoy this carrot just a little bit more...

Marc is a volunteer for the local hospital and went on an "obesity campaign" at a local elementary school. He passed out jump ropes and tried to convince all the kids that eating carrots is cool. He even had jump rope competitions with some of the students...he said he jumped rope for 2 hours straight! Needless to say, I was massaging his calves the next morning. This is him with the rest of the volunteers dressed as a bunch of fruits and veggies.