Monday, September 7, 2009

built in punishment

I hope you had some fun this Labor Day weekend. We miss you already Eric! For those of you who asked, Eric is my 26 year step son. My friend of 20 years. We had lots of laughs, played board games, talked music and ate banana pudding. It was good pudding. So good it was gone before I could take a picture of it. This is the version that calls for Eagle Brand milk. When I cook with eagle brand milk, I always think of this childhood tale of excess. You see, my sister and I LOVED Eagle Brand milk. We'd get a teensy taste every so often when it was being used in a recipe by mom or Mommy Elta, our grandmother. Likely that faux cheesecake in graham cracker crust with canned cherry topping. Remember that? Anyway, it was just enough to make us want more. One day, we snuck a can to our back yard, along with a can opener and two spoons. We proceeded to eat the entire can. Bad idea. I don't recall if we got a spanking. Believe me. Consuming a can of Eagle Brand has its own built in punishment.

Freddie's Creamy Banana Pudding - Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church Cookbook

1 @ 14oz. can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 c. cold water
1 (4 serving size) pkg. instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
1 pint whipping cream, whipped
36 or more vanilla wafers
5 or more medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice

In a large bowl, combine eagle brand milk and water. Add pudding and mix well. Chill for 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon 1 cup pudding mixture into glass serving bowl. Top with one third each of the wafers, bananas and pudding. Repeat layering ending with pudding. Top with vanilla wafers. Chill thoroughly.


  1. I don't think we were spanked over the incident and I'm fairly sure the punishment was worth it!
    My friend, Randy, says that all recipes calling for a can of Eagle Brand Milk really mean they need a can less 2 tablespoons, because they know you will eat at least that much!

  2. oh, that's so funny. at least minus 2T. i was trying to recall how old we were. old enough to know we needed to hide in the backyard.

  3. This is the best banana pudding recipe EVER. With the first bite, everyone has a childhood memory to share. It's usually a summer family reunion or of the family member that made banana pudding but the Ross girls in the backyard with their can of Eagle Brand Milk is one of the best. I can picture you now!

  4. Very funny story...reminds me when I snuck into the pantry as a little girl and started eating sugar straight from the sugar bowl. Great at the time, gross in hindsight. Looking forward to trying this recipe...I can't even remember the last time I had banana pudding!


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