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February 13, 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY....BE ENCHANTED WITH BANANA PUDDING FOR TWO

 
It's a sweet and sincere way in which to express your feelings for the ones you love!
Creating a beautiful table setting can impress your sweetheart
showing that you care enough to say "I love you" with romantic ambiance!
 

I really was not planning on decorating for Valentine's Day. We really always just celebrated with the children leaving little heart shaped boxes of chocolates on their pillows, along with a special valentine! However, why not pull together something a little celebratory just for the two of us, right?


There is never a time, when I don't enjoy using my Old British Castles dinnerware by Johnson Brothers. I dressed the table with a lace tablecloth which had been used at my Bridal Luncheon, Grandmother Estelle's pink satin vases, my angel statue which was a gift from #1 son, Greg, the valentine's candles I had repurposed a few weeks ago, pink and red linen napkins and a few other knick-knacks. It's always a good thing to celebrate those moments in life you know.
 






 
 

 
Most of us probably think "chocolate" when making a sweet treat for Valentine's Day.
The Darling requested my rich southern banana pudding this year,
rather than anything chocolate.
This is a rich, creamy custard that can be doubled if serving more than two.
Romantic? Yes....he thinks so!

 
BANANA PUDDING FOR TWO
8 ounces evaporated milk
¾ cup whole milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 medium ripe bananas
Mini Vanilla Wafers
Heat evaporated and regular milk in double boiler over high heat. Let milk get hot, but not boiling. In a separate mixing bowl, separate the egg yolks from the whites. Slightly beat egg yolks.
Pour slowly hot milk mixture into egg yolks. Mix well. Add sugar and continue to stir. Return milk mixture to double boiler, stirring occasionally for about 20 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat then add vanilla. Stir then let cool. Mixture will thicken more when cooled.
Line two parfait glasses or wine glasses with the mini vanilla wafers. Thinly slice the banana over the cookies. Pour cooled custard on top of bananas and wafers.
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Oh my Estelle, I agree with your husband. I love banana pudding. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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    1. Hope you enjoy this Beth....it's a great custard and makes just the right amount for two people! I love this one! Enjoy and thank you for visiting today!

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  2. Here's another vote for banana pudding! It is soul food for a southern girl. Love your Valentine tablescape. I don't think Johnson Brothers has made a pattern I didn't like! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thank you so much Snap! Yes ma'am...this is a southern soul food pudding for sure! Hope you enjoy the recipe and thank you for visiting me today!

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  3. Loving the banana pudding too! Yum!

    My daughter is collecting those dishes in her hope chest! I love them!

    Deanna

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    1. Oh, I love the fact that your daughter has a hope chest, Deanna! I received my Grandmother Estelle's hope chest and did the same thing. It now resides in one our sons homes. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

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  4. Your table setting is just magnificent. The banana pudding brings back memories of a restaurant in Louisville where we would gather to eat between visiting Kelly in her last days in the hospital. It was comforting (and delicious)...we needed that. Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend, XOXO

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    1. Thank you Susan! I cannot even imagine what a difficult time that was for you. I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend with your beautiful family. Still just LOVING my apron!

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  5. Oh I can just taste it--one of my favorites. I have those dishes and love them. Your table looks lovely and I too enjoy doing something special just for us. Sometimes being at home is so nice. Nothing too special, just being together.

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    1. Hope you try this recipe podso and enjoy making it. Thank you, love, for visiting today. Love hearing from you!

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  6. Oh popping over from Snaps blog she was right I cannot wait to try your banana pudding. Your table is gorgeous. B

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    1. Thank you Buttons! Hope you enjoy this and I thank you for stopping by Estelle's!

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