I make sure my family is fed every day of the year. But, on Father’s Day, I do try to make something extra special for my husband, the daddy of my beautiful 16 month old son, Daniel. For, without his hard work day in and day out, I wouldn’t be able to stay at home and love on Daniel all the time. I am beyone grateful for his dedication to our family.
So…I have been parusing different blogs, and found a few on The Poineer Woman that I had been wanting to try. Today gave me the perfect oppertunity.
The potatoes were a huge hit. Crispy and perfect. And so easy!
The only difference I made to the recipe was instead of rosemary, I used a combination of parsley, dill and chives, all fresh from my herb garden. I will definately be making these again, sooner than later.
The shrimp were a snap as well. Although my version of generously and the pioneer woman’s is apparently different. I am from the school of less is more, so we had not-so-spicy shirmp. Still great flavor and another repeater!
For dessert, per Daddy’s request, we had Banana Pudding.
I am thrilled, because I finally have a recipe! I have been experienmenting all of my married life, trying to find a recipe that was me – not too rich, yet not so ordinary. I wanted to strike a balance between my Mom’s traditional banana pudding and Paula Deen’s coronary special nana puddin. (I am NOT a Paula hater! In fact, she was one of the reasons I wanted to take our honeymoon in Savannah! – she’s the greatest! Her pudding recipe is just a little too rich for me).
Hubby took one bite of my new creation and told me – its a keeper!
2 boxes vanilla instrant pudding
4 c. lowfat milk
1/4 c powdered milk mix, banana flavored
1 tub (8 oz) cool whip
1 (8 oz) brick cream cheese
2-3 large bananas, sliced
1/2 box vanilla waffers
– blend pudding and milk with mixer until it begins to thicken
– add banana milk mix and cream cheese and continue to beat until smooth
– fold in container of cool whip until completely incorporated
– layer vanilla waffers in the bottom of your casserole dish
– add a layer of bananas
– add about 1/2 pudding to cover waffers and bananas
– repeat layering
– garnish with additional waffers
– chill 1 or more hours before serving
– serve with addional whipped topping if so desired
Hope everyone else had a Happy and decicious Father’s Day!