Jun 27

Banana Splits in NYC

in Family, News, Travel

The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy for our family.  On Thursday I’m going to be flying to Tokyo to meet up with Mr. Fuji who has been in Japan for the past week and a half on a business trip.  I am so excited to go, because I haven’t been back since we moved back to the US 2 years ago.  But, before I head off to Tokyo, I am taking Squirrel and Bug to NYC tomorrow for a really quick trip.  We’re going to be making banana splits with Kelly Ripa on Tuesday to help kick off a new virtual campaign to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.  Stephen Bruce, the “Emperor of Ice Cream,” from NYC’s famous Serendipity 3, will be there to make sure that we know what we’re doing.  To get the girls into the spirit, and to brush up on our banana split making skills, we made some banana splits on Friday.  They were simple, but delicious.  We used bananas (of course) topped with vanilla bean ice cream, salted butter caramel sauce, and sprinkled with thinly sliced candied ginger.

Salted Butter Caramel Banana Split

Squirrel really got into it.  Look at this silly face!

Squirrel Banana Split Silliness

I hope Kelly Ripa is prepared for Squirrel.  As for me, I just hope I survive the 5-hour flight to and from NYC.  If you don’t hear from me in a few days, send in a rescue team!

Squirrel admires her banana split artistry

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Daydreamer Desserts June 27, 2010 at 7:44 pm

That banana split looks spectacular! I hope you have a great time in New York with the girls. PS: I volunteer to be a part of the rescue team, if deemed necessary. :)


[email protected] in Iowa June 27, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Have fun with your precious girls Rachael!!


notyet100 June 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm

wish i could taste this


elaine June 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm

What a wonderful opportunity and such a worthwhile cause. Have lots of fun!


Megan June 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Have a wonderful trip to Tokyo! Was squirrel being a monkey? Looks like it.


Phoebe June 27, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Have a wonderful time Rachel!! Good Luck on the flight!!


Elizabeth E. June 28, 2010 at 3:30 am

Good luck to you in both ventures. I recommend a few Melatonin to help you figure out what time zone you are in. Sounds like a wild and crazy few days, but what memories you’ll make!


Sarah June 28, 2010 at 6:09 am

Wow! Have fun in NY – sounds yummy!

but more importantly… Tokyo!! yokoso! (although you really picked a bad time of year, its hot and and muggy and rainy here… ugh!!) I hope you have a chance to fill up on all your favourites. If you have a spare moment (doubtful, I realize) I can reccommend a yummy okonomiyaki place just down the street from me or a Chinese place near my work for a great hiyashi chuka!


Victoria June 28, 2010 at 7:14 am

Have fun in NY!


jenjenk June 28, 2010 at 8:10 am

durn it…why am i never invited to dessert time at the Fuji household???


Paula - bell'alimento June 28, 2010 at 9:00 am

I’m with Jen ; ) LOL I KNOW you guys are going to have a fantastic time! Watch out NYC the fujilings are on their way!


Maria June 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Such a cutie. Have a great time in NYC!!! Live it up!


[email protected] June 29, 2010 at 3:31 am

I think I need to join Josie on the rescue mission – and perhaps there might be some banana splits leftover? ;-) Have an AMAZING time!!!!


Gail June 29, 2010 at 6:01 am

Squirrel will steal the show! Have a great trip!


Amber June 29, 2010 at 8:22 am

What a cool experience!! I hope you have a blast!


Mariko June 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm

You’re visiting my two favorite places to vacation! I can’t wait to hear about the food adventures.


bunkycooks June 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I hope that both of your adventures were amazing and fun!


Dawn (KitchenTravels) June 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I guess when you are preparing for a trip to Tokyo, a 5-hour flight to NYC does seem like a “quick” trip in comparison. ;) Seriously, hope NY and the splits event was fun – looking forward to a future post about your adventure! Safe travels to Tokyo, too. I’ve always wanted to go there. One day… :)


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