Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Not My Mama's Banana Pudding!

OK, browsing the web tonight, I found a Pinterest photo with some banana pudding raving that it was the best stuff ever!

I click the link... {had to sounds so yummy} I find a recipe that boasts it's better than my mom's:

Momma Didn’t Make It Like This! 

... Hmmm... Highly suspect, as my mom's stuff is pretty good... This recipe was a derivative of a Paula Deen recipe called Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding.

No kidding it's not my mom's... she doesn't use cool whip or instant pudding. Ewww.... I'm sure the addition of all the other sugary and fatty ingredients does make it yummy, but my mom's banana pudding would whip your mom's banana pudding BLINDFOLDED and CHUCK NORRIS STYLE.

I will make it my business to post Mom's recipe {Actually passed down from her grandmother} this weekend. That blogger claimed she was spoiled. That she only eats this banana pudding now... I don't think she knows spoiled. I'm spoiled. We asked for pudding and mom went in the kitchen and got out eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla.... No instant powder! eek!

I'm the spoiled one!

*disclaimer: I think I may be the only one in the family that hates "whipped topping". It just never made it onto the banana pudding. It freaks me out to think about it.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Momma's Fried Cabbage

Growing up, I didnt have a problem eating most veggies. I think its because my mom gave everything a good dose of butter (OK, Ill admit it, margarine), microscopically diced onions, and seasoning.

This was one of her go to recipes, thats not really a recipe. Just one of those things you throw together to feed your mob of hungry children. A quick and easy side dish.

Step One: Melt some butter in a pan oh how much? Mom would say A lot! I think I used 2-3 tablespoons Shh dont tell her! Im sure she used a sticklol

Step two: sauté a little bit of finely chopped onion. No, I dont know how much a tablespoon or two. Depends on how much you like onion.

Step three: Add in some sliced mushrooms, and a sliced yellow squash or zucchini. Give it a stir. Cook it a minute or two before proceeding to step 4.

Step Four: Add in some chopped cabbage. Stir every now and then until it cooks down. Add some salt and pepper. Taste it. Do you need more butter?

VoilĂ  you are ready to serve it.