Another TWO Posts In One Day!
Today, we will do our Shopping Around the World post first.
As you all know, Shopping Around The World was started by Bacon from Pig Love and Fozziemum and lately Bacon has had several blog buddies “Guest Host” this monthly event – we did it last month and this month is Da Phenny’s turn! This month he chose desserts or sweet treats/comfort treats as the item we should share a recipe for – – something we LOVE to have in our tummy. We are to share the recipe but more importantly, we tell what the ingredients cost – because it’s amazing to see the difference in prices “around the world” !!
My Mom remembered earlier this week that one of her absolutely ALL TIME favorite comfort foods was a dessert and one of the few that does NOT involve chocolate. Her Mom used to make this ALL THE TIME and she made it years ago but had forgotten about it. What are we talking about???
Banana Pudding with Vanilla Wafers
There are a million recipes for this delightful treat and many ingredients are optional for sure……….but one thing they almost ALL have in common is banana pudding mix, bananas and vanilla wafers!
The recipe my Mom makes could NOT be easier……………you can dress the top of this up with whipped cream but my Mom just puts a layer of wafers on top. Prices in our store in RED.
1 or 2 packages of banana instant pudding mix (you don’t have to use instant but it sure is EASY!) – one or two means whether you want a LARGE dessert or small! Mom uses TWO packages. ($1.19/box)
Milk ($1.49 for 2%, 64 oz.)
Fresh bananas ($.49/lb.)
Box of Vanilla Wafers ($2.99 a box)
Make the pudding according to the directions – my Mom usually puts SLIGHTLY less milk in than it calls for on the box…….makes it a bit thicker. While it’s setting up, Mom puts a payer of vanilla wafers on the bottom of the container she’s going to fill with the mixture………..then whacks up 2 or 3 (or however many you want) bananas – thinnish slices and mixes them into the pudding mixture before she dumps the whole thing into the container with the wafers on bottom. After you put the mixture in, add more bananas to the top or add more wafers to the top – or put whipped cream on top or WHATEVER you want to do to the top is good!
HOW EASY CAN IT GET right? Pop it in the refrigerator and it is a banana-lovers’ dream.
NOW – shall we Fill-In sentences???
This is another weekly blog hop which we LOVE to do. We love reading everyone else’s answers too – really find out some interesting stuff about our friends this way!! Tee Hee This Hop is co-hosted by our friends Miss Ellen at 15andMeowing and Miss Annie at McGuffy’sReader. Click the badge above to go to McGuffy’s where you will find a LINKY TOOL and you can add a link to your blog where you can share YOUR fill-ins for the below sentences! Miss Annie does two and Miss Ellen does two…………This week Teddy gets to fill in and his contributions to the sentences are in GREEN!
1. The first thing I think about in the morning is waking Mom up without waking Dad up so we can have quiet time together (and she can feed me!).
2. The last thing I think about before sleep is finding my white mousie because I always bring it to bed with me.
3. I am looking forward to Cat Scouts this weekend – we’re having a Derby Race with cars we’ve made out of cardboard boxes!
4. I am so pleased that Angel Sammy is teaching me what I need to know to have a safe and happy life in my forever home.
Now that was FUN! Another double post – we did one yesterday too………What’s on tap for tomorrow? Well you know by now that it’s BACON SATURDAY and Teddy will again be the STAR – now that he’s taken over as KING OF BACONIA it will be HIS post tomorrow. Of course I’ll help him if he needs me (wink).
The Ginger Boys………………
Love, Angel Sammy and Teddy too