Friday, January 16, 2009

Pudding

A week ago I promised you some banana pudding, Elvis's favorite dessert. Well, I finally had a day to myself where I could actually get in the kitchen without the "Honey, want to go to Lowes?", or "Mom, I've got so much to do, could you please throw my work clothes in the washer for me?" You know how it goes. My family always comes first. Whether it's a trip to Lowes or helping my daughter go through her closet to make space for that shopping spree she just went on.

Anyway, since they're both out of the house today and I'll also have some more time tomorrow I thought I'd make pudding. Banana pudding and white chocolate with strawberries pudding for today. Tomorrow I'll try my hand at some mango cream with almond cookies and some coconut pudding with pineapple and shortbread cookies.

So, before my alone time is up, here's a belated Elvis Banana Pudding and a most delicious White Chocolate Pudding. Love you guys.



Banana Pudding

1 box vanilla wafers
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1-teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon vanilla vodka
½ cup Cool Whip
3 bananas, sliced thinly
Whipped cream
¼ cup crushed vanilla wafers

Prepare vanilla pudding according to instructions. Add 1-teaspoon vanilla extract to the pudding and mix well. Allow to set about 5 to 10 minutes. Fold Cool Whip into the prepared vanilla pudding.

Start layering either in a large trifle bowl or in individual dessert glasses. Start with a layer of wafers. Top with banana slices. Add a layer of pudding. Continue layering until you reach the top. Add a topping of whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed wafers. Chill until serving time.

White Chocolate-Strawberry Pudding

1 box mini Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chessman cookies
1 box instant white chocolate pudding
1-tablespoon chocolate vodka
½ cup Cool Whip
Strawberries, sliced thinly, leave a couple whole for garnish
¼ cup crushed chessman cookies

Prepare white-chocolate pudding according to instructions. Add 1-tablespoon chocolate vodka to the pudding and mix well. Allow to set about 5 to 10 minutes. Fold Cool Whip into the prepared pudding.

Start layering either in a large trifle bowl or in individual dessert glasses. Start with a layer of chessman cookies. Top with strawberry slices. Add a layer of pudding. Continue layering until you reach the top. Add a strawberry that you have cut and fanned out to the top sprinkle with crushed cookies. Chill until serving time.

12 comments:

Gloria Chadwick said...

Teresa! You're back! I've missed you! The pudding looks really, really good! :) Hugs.

Reeni♥ said...

Both your puddings are beautiful and so delicious! I was thinking of you today, you must of felt the vibes. I'm so happy you posted. Sending Hugs.

Maria said...
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Maria said...

I've been craving a pudding dessert lately and know the kiddies would really enjoy something like this. Think I will try the banana pudding this weekend ...

Dee said...

If it's soft, squishy and sweet, I'll love it :) I'm sorry I haven't sent you the recipe yet. I've been a little busy at work but will type it out and email you as soon as I get a moment. Promise.

ARLENE said...

Hola! Teresa. I've been missing you and your wonderful posts. Glad you've got some "me" time coming up. The puddings look wonderful!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Teresa that looks heavenly. Looks like it is going to go right over the side of that bowl. Great picture.

Karen said...

Love the little Elvis doll! Both puddings look delicious. I've never heard of chocolate vodka!

ValleyWriter said...

The banana pudding looks so yummy!! Thanks for your well wishes on my blog, BTW. My health has been pretty good the last few days - I seem to have to take things one day at a time lately, though. But that just makes me more thankful for the good days! :-) I hope you are doing well, too.
All the best,
ValleyWriter

Ivy said...

Both your puddings sound delicious. Your are such a caring and loving mom.

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