Everyday Mom's Meals: Spring, Easter and Bananas

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Spring, Easter and Bananas

On any given day I have about a million things going through my mind at once. I think this is pretty typical for all mothers out there. We are constantly juggling about a hundred things, all the while thinking about the next hundred coming around the bend. But even when it comes to food, and the things I'm going to blog about, I try really hard to stay ahead of the curve by always thinking about the next thing. And sometimes when I least expect it, fate will step in and decide for me what is to come next. 

This was the case the night I first saw this recipe. I was actually sitting on the laptop clicking back and forth between Facebook and here, trying to work on blog posts, but being easily distracted by the other. I was also working on my menu plan, ideas for new recipes to try, thinking about the next holiday/event that I should be focusing on...you see...a hundred different thoughts all jumbled in one tired mommy brain. And that's when a friend posted a link to this recipe saying she had just made it and it was fantastic. 

Well, anything with the words banana and cream has my attention immediately. But on this night, it really caught my eye because I had a bunch of bananas in the kitchen that needed to be used, and one of the things I was thinking about was what new recipe I could do using them. No joke! (Fate and kismet are funny things, huh??!!)

So the next day I made it, we loved it and I sat down to blog it; and that's when the train of thought once again jumped the tracks. While editing the photo I got to thinking what a pretty pastel yellow it was and how it really looked like spring in a bowl. And then that made me think what a great recipe it would be to make for an Easter dinner or even brunch. Or maybe even a bridal or baby shower! So yes, one little recipe had me thinking about spring, Easter, and bananas all at the same time! 

If you like Banana Cream Pie, you're going to love this! It's all the same flavors, but in a creamy, delicious salad. Plus, it's a great one for a crowd because where a pie might feed a few people, you can really stretch this out due to it being really rich and decadent. 

Sometimes my stream of consciousness scares even me. But when all those various thoughts come together and are able to manifest themselves into something yummy, it's okay, especially for you!

Banana Cream Salad 
1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 TBS flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 TBS vinegar, add enough water to make 1/2 cup liquid
1 TBS butter
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
3 ripe bananas, sliced, reserve a few for garnish
1/2 c. vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
4 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Whisk together egg, sugar, flour, salt and  vinegar/water mixture in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. (Be careful, it will scorch!) Once thick, remove from heat and add butter. Stir until combined. Allow mixture to cool. (I sped this up by putting it in the fridge.) Once cool, add Cool Whip and bananas. Stir well. Top with crushed vanilla wafers and garnish with a few banana slices. Refrigerate leftovers. 

Shared on The Country Cook Mar. 14, 2014


The Better Baker said...

I am shocked! I'm the first one to comment on this awesomely wonderful dish! The name is attention getting...along with the pretty photo of it. Thanks ever so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Pinning! Definitely an EASTER dish! =)

Coleen Thompson said...

This looks Yummy!! Definitely going to try it. Adding some pecans or walnuts to it might be good too!

Anonymous said...

This sounds delicious, but can you taste the vinegar? That has me very curious!

Krista said...

Thanks, Marsha!!

Krista said...

Hi Colleen! I think walnuts would be delish! Kind of like banana bread!

Krista said...

Hi Debbie! Not at all. The vinegar is 100% covered up by the sweet and delicious flavors.

Unknown said...

I like the recipy but I don't know what Cool Wipe is.
Please can anyone help me????

Krista said...

Hi Christina! Cool Whip is a non-dairy whipped topping similar to whipped cream, but is found in tubs in the frozen food aisle, usually next to the frozen pie crusts. Hope this helps!

Krista said...

Hi Christina! Cool Whip is a non-dairy whipped topping similar to whipped cream, but is found in tubs in the frozen food aisle, usually next to the frozen pie crusts. Hope this helps!