I decided that starting out, I would feature some of my boy's favorites, by that I mean my son, his friends, several nephews and my husband and father. I decided to start with these, because they are hardy, fairly easy and feed big eaters on a budget and all of the girls love them too.
So, I told my son to send me a list of their top 5 or 6 dishes to get us started. He got back to me fairly quickly and wanted to know when I would start cooking...lol. He seems excited about this blog and hopes it requires lots of extra food for him.
White Chocolate Caramel Banana Pudding
Here is what you are gonna need:
Bananas, white chocolate instant pudding mix, whipped cream, cream cheese, shortbread cookies (I used girl scout cookies), sweetened condensed milk, milk and a bar of white chocolate...which I forgot to put in the picture...sorry I am new to this.
Start by making your caramel. Take two cans of sweetened condensed milk, remove the outside labels and place in a pan deep enough to cover them with water. Bring the water to a low boil and boil for 3 hours. Make sure the water stays over the cans the entire time. You will need to add water frequently. DO NOT let the pan boil dry. If you do the cans could explode and that won't be good. You can also place the cans in a foil lined crockpot, cover with water, place lid on and cook on low for about 6 hours or overnight. With both procedures, use tongs to place hot cans in a cool water bath to cool them. When cool you can open them to the most delicious thing you will ever taste.
Mix milk and pudding mix in one bowl until it starts to set up slightly, then mix 1 can sweetened condensed milk and the block of softened cream cheese. Once blended well beat the two together until thoroughly combined. Next fold in 1/2 of the whipped cream. Save the rest for the top.
Now you can start layering. Begin with cookies, next pudding mix, then slice a couple of bananas over that and the 1 can of the milk. Start another layer of cookies, pudding mix bananas, and caramel. Last layer do the last two bananas, and layer of cookies.
Finish it off with the whipped topping you reserved and white chocolate curls or shavings from the bar of white chocolate.
5 -6 bananas
3 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 box Trefoils Girl Scout cookies or any good shortbread cookie
2 cups milk
5 oz. box instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 8oz. block cream cheese (you can use lite, but I wouldn't use fat free)
1 12 oz container whipped cream
1 bar of good white chocolate for your shavings or curls