Saturday, March 05, 2011

Day 5-Your favorite recipes

From Christmas 2010

Grandmother’s Banana Pudding

¾ cup brown sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch (corn flour for Australians)
2 cups milk
2 eggs- beaten

1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs butter
3 or 4 bananas
½ cup chopped peanuts

Combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in milk. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture boils. THEN, cook 2 minutes more (still stirring).

Stir a small amount of pudding into the beaten eggs. (I added spoonful by spoonful until it was about ½ egg and ½ pudding.) Pour this into the hot pudding.

Cook for several more minutes. (Four minutes is suggested by my mother.)

Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter.

Layer pudding, sliced bananas, and peanuts – Make 2 or 3 layers.

Hoping one recipe will suffice. Typing in a recipe is pretty boring work - and there's nothing to eat after. You'll note, there are NO Vanilla Wafers in this recipe. There never were - and there never will be. You can keep your soggy cookies.

Anyone feeling cheated and desirous of a recipe for Kidney Bean Salad or Strawberry Pie or recently Ann's Mean Lentel Soup is welcome to contact me directly.

ETA - I really was not thinking out of the box on this one - or my favorite recipes would have been more like --

Pick tomato off vine - wash off dirt - eat while still warm.
Cut peach into quarters then peal off that fuzzy skin. Eat.
Slice section out of watermelon or Indiana cantalope - eat fruit. Cold is best for watermelon while warm for cantalope (or musk melon).
Pick strawberry or BLACK raspberry from vine - eat.

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