Recipes – Easy Southern Banana Pudding Pie

bananapudding๐Ÿ“ A Tasty Recipe

Every summer someone in my family was making banana pudding pie. At least once each month from June to August, it was a summer staple and perfect for the hot days playing outside and celebrating the warm season.

My grandmother always told me there’s only two things you MUST do when making nanner pudding pie; be patient and think presentation. Something she said those in the north don’t get about those in the south.

Down here we’re not in a hurry all the time. We slow down and take our time to do things right. Patience and Presentation are everything to a good Southern Banana Pudding pie.

That starts with the right serving dish. It must be a glass rectangular dish. Typically a Pyrex dish like the one pictured here. It’s not a big deep dish bowl, or a round pie dish or even a small individual serving dessert glass. Bigger or more doesn’t make it better.

If you want to make real “Southern Banana Pie”, it means a dish deep enough for a Nilla wafer to stand up on the side. That’s One wafer, not two rows of wafers. A deep banana pie means you’re serving too much to a guest or jipping them out of a complete delicious serving from top to bottom. Be reserved and think presentation. How it looks is as important in the dish as on the plate.
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Letters – Teaching The Teacher?

Letters To Myself๐Ÿ“ช Letters To Myself ~

Should you psychoanalyze the psychoanalyst?
Many people share a piece of their day online. That doesn’t mean they share the entire story. It doesn’t mean they share every detail of their knowledge. It simply means they needed a place to get something out of their system and that was the place they choose to let it out. Maybe to share a lesson they are learning with others.

When that ‘share’ is from a professional teacher, minister, a therapist and so on;ย  Should someone reading their post respond and give advice. Or try to teach the teacher?

Of course we all want to help those we feel connected to or care about. But when is that response beneficial, and when is it not?

Everyone is human and wants or needs to vent. When we hold professionals to a higher standard of that, we’re saying they’re not allowed to face challenges in life. If a Minister is walking their talk, they should always be happy, always have a perfect life, always be able to handle the challenges of life. Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend!

Thank You For Your Service ~

 

wwii-memorialThis is Memorial Day
In our land of the free.
Itโ€™s because of those who sacrificed
Whose graves youโ€™re here to see.
They fought on foreign lands
And across the open sea,
And paid the ultimate price
To keep you and I free.
So put all things aside
And honor this important day,
Which we have dedicated
As our Memorial Day
–LTC. Ret. Samuel Lombardo of Destin


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Happy Mother’s Day

๐Ÿ“ก May You All Feel Blessed Today ~

gardentea3My Mother’s Tea And Me

Mother my darling,
Mother my dear.
I love you now and tomorrow
Each and every day of the year!

My Mom’s Recipe for Love,
Hangs on my kitchen wall.
I mix it up now and then,
To catch my child when they fall.

Take a cup or two of laughter,
And a pinch of good advice.
Pour in patience by the bowlful,
Then stir it once or twice.

Fold in lots of hugs and kisses,
And a mother’s gentle care.
Cook it ’til it’s nice and warm,
Then spread it everywhere.

Serve it at the table,
Share it with cakes and tea.
Listen to the stories of woe,
In the shade of Mother’s Tree.

ยฉ 2014ย Victoria Lynn
(My expanded version of an old favorite poem).

I discovered a great website a few years ago, that shares old poems, tales and craft ideas for everyone young and old. It’s called The Virtual Vine and I really recommend it strongly, for inspiration in all seasons, warm, hot and cold.


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PoorMan Pantry – Creating Creamy Alfredo

ragu๐ŸŽ‚ Rummaging The Cupboards

I didnโ€™t grow up in a rich family. We got by and we were certainly better off than some. We were the definition of middle class. There were times when I was a kid that we didnโ€™t have money for the grocery store so my Mom and Dad rummaged the cupboards and we had whatever was in the pantry.

A lot of families are really hurting in these tough financial times, I decided to share our PoorMan Pantry recipes and tricks. I hope it helps those who need it most.

When I was working our favorite Alfredo sauce is Bertolli or Classico. Primarily Bertolli. Yes we know about the controversy surrounding the company and it’s owner. Beggars can’t be choosers, thank you very much.

The tighter things have become, the more we have to watch what brands we purchase. Bertolli is twice as expensive as Ragu. But you get something with that larger price. A better creamy alfredo sauce.

There really is a difference in taste and we simply don’t like Ragu’s flavor. So I set out to find a way to make it better. Just because we’re seriously broke, doesn’t mean we don’t deserve tasty and rich tasting dinners. Sorry Ragu, love your price, but not your taste. But I’ve found a way to fix the latter.
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Recipes – Traditional Cucumber Sandwich

cucumbersandwich๐Ÿ“ A Tasty Recipe

Lifestyles of the Victorian upper crust were sedentary. This sandwich was designed for taste, not for nutritional value. You’re not going to build a house or plow the garden on this sandwich alone.

That makes the recipe and preparation of the perfect cucumber sandwich that much more important. You don’t want to end up with a soggy mess or a tasteless sandwich. And believe it or not, even some of the worlds most celebrated chefs can have a hard time creating the perfect cucumber tea sandwich.

Should you need any further persuading of the merits of this excellent dish, the cucumber sandwich was lauded by American scientists in 2012 as the best thing to eat to regulate body temperature and stave off dehydration during a heat wave –ย  Telegraph.co.uk : Food and Drink. Continue reading