Showing posts with label QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QUESTIONS ANSWERED. Show all posts

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I am so excited to be participating in Foodie Friday, sponsored by Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Every week since this began, I have thought I would participate (Of course, I also keep thinking I'm going to have time to shave my legs!). The problem is, I don't serve pretty food at my house! Oh the shame of it! My poor husband usually does not look at his food before he eats it, so he doesn't realize how slighted he has been all of these years! All of you post pictures of food that looks like art. If my husband is home, the food doesn't even make it to the table before he starts tasting it. (I think I've done a poor job of training him) Maybe, if I'd been serving him artistic food, he would take the time to look at it before taking a bite. I certainly am getting some great ideas for making the food look pretty by visiting blogs on Foodie Friday, but I still haven't gotten any more artistic with my food than crumbling something on top of it! I promise, I'll keep trying though. Today, I am sharing the EASIEST Banana Pudding recipe ever. According to my family, it is the BESTEST Banana Pudding ever. So, without further ado, here it is:

Large box of vanilla instant pudding
1 & 1/4 cups of cold milk

8 oz of sour cream
8 oz of Cool Whip
Can Eagle Brand milk
4-6 Bananas, sliced
Vanilla wafers or graham crackers

Fold, DO NOT BEAT, the first five ingredients together.

While only tasting a few of them, layer wafers or graham crackers (I like to use these miniature wafers)

Then add a layer of sliced bananas.

Isn't this a pretty picture, with all of my banana peelings in a pile?
(Can't say I don't keep it real!)

(OPTIONAL: I always set aside a few vanilla wafers to munch while I am layering these ingredients-just my personal little tip-take it or leave it.)

Then, add a layer of the pudding mixture.

Continue layering, ending with the pudding mixture. Sprinkle crushed wafers or graham crackers on top (Remember, this is my artistic touch!)

The next step is another one that is optional. At the bottom of my recipe card, my husband has written, "SAVE SOME FOR ME". Once I start eating this, it is difficult for me to stop.

The way this becomes a contribution to Gollum's St. Patrick's potluck is to place the container of banana pudding on a table that has been set with Irish decor. (And maybe add St. Patrick's Day clipart to the posting).

Be sure to go visit
Designs by Gollum to get links to the great (and very artistic) food that others are posting today. Thank you so much for sponsoring this fun event, Gollum.

Several of my visitors have left questions on my postings in the past, and I'm afraid I always forget to answer them. I apologize for my memory (you have to remember that I'm not as young as some of you--I don't know how I expect you to remember that, since even I have trouble remembering it!) However, I DO remember my last post, when several of you asked about the darling banner that Susie made for me. Susie tells me that the felt letters for the banner came in a package on the Easter decor aisle at Hobby Lobby (I know, some of you don't have a Hobby Lobby-sorry). Susie just added her own ribbons to string it together. That's my kind of craft project, especially since it turned out SO cute!

Several of you asked where I store my few little Easter decorations. If you visited my blog at Christmas, you may have noticed that I also have a few Christmas decorations. When we remodeled this house, I added a long, narrow closet, with shelves on each side, where I store all of my holiday decor. It was the smartest thing I ever did. Most of the decor doesn't even get boxed up. I just place it on the shelves in the holiday closet. Somebody said that they wanted to see pictures of my holiday closet. Let me tell ya'll one thing -- I'll do ALMOST anything for my blog visitors, but nobody can see the inside of my holiday closet! It might cause complete breakdowns all over Blogville. The whole purpose of the closet is to HIDE my holiday decor (and also my mess) between holidays. It is not a place where anyone should dare to tread (you might get lost, and we'd never find you)! It could cause nightmares! I will not do that to you (but especially to myself)!

In my posting about my hallway, a couple of my visitors asked about the molding or pediments over the doors. That was the other great idea I had when we remodeled (I've only had two great ideas in my lifetime, and I'm revealing both of them in this posting!). When we purchased the house I grew up in, it came with a lot of "stuff" that had belonged to my parents and grandparents, and it is no secret in Blogville that I am a collector and pack rat extraordinaire. When we remodeled the house, I told the builder that I wanted to be able to put "stuff" above all of the doors and windows in the house. I took him to the lumber shed, and we worked on how to "stack" some moldings to make the shelves. They are probably more obvious in the hallway, because there isn't much else in there. However, since you really can't stand back and see anything on them in the hallway, I didn't put "stuff" on them in the hall. I just added them to the hallway, so that it would match the rest of the house (where I do have "stuff" on those little ledges).

Okay, I've gone back about as many posts as my brain will allow. If you have asked me a question, and you really want to know the answer, you may have to ask it again! But, remember, a long post like this is what happens when you ask me a question, so be careful what you ask for.

My home computer had a breakdown Tuesday night, and I have just gotten internet access back tonight, so I haven't been able to visit a lot of blogs, and I'm trying to catch up on everything I missed. Thank you for coming by my blog, and thank you for being interested enough to ask me questions. All of my visitors make me feel like they are interested in what I have to say (in spite of the fact that I always have a LOT to say!) You are the best! laurie