To answer the question from earlier...I am having a....Boy!! That'll make 3 boys for me :) I am seriously so surprised. I pretty much had no doubt in my mind it was going to be a girl. Just comes to show, I can be wrong ;) But onto the dessert...
I definitely should have dipped my bananas in Lemon juice (if you didn't know that, this prevents fruit from browning as quickly), I'm a little embarrassed to post this picture! They weren't old bananas, I promise. They were just cut the night before. So please look past the browning bananas, b/c I can't. Anyways, I think a lot of people have recipes for Banana Pudding, but this one is my mom's very own recipe she has come to perfect. My mom can't invite a large group of people for dinner w/o making this for the dessert. It makes a ton and is always a huge hit. Seriously, so good! You do need to make it at least 3 hrs before eating, I like even longer though because the longer the wafers sit in the pudding the softer they get, almost cake like. So, I like to make it the night before eating.
Again, please excuse the browning bananas.
Mix vanilla pudding mixture with 2 cups of milk and Sweetened Condensed Milk with a blender. Fold in 1 heaping cup of cool whip.
Layer Vanilla Wafers and banana slices. Pour 1/3 of pudding on top. (Notice the bananas here? They were nice and fresh looking when I made the pudding the night before.)
Continue until there are 3 layers of pudding. Cover and let set in the fridge for AT LEAST 3 hours.
Top off with cool whip and serve.
Seriously, so good!
Momma's Southern Banana Pudding
1 large box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 cups Milk
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
16 oz Cool Whip
1 Box of Vanilla Wafers
5 Bananas sliced
Mix boxed Vanilla Pudding, 2 cups of milk and sweetened condensed milk with a blender. Fold in 1 heaping cup of cool whip by hand. Take a large bowl or trifle bowl and start layering vanilla wafers and sliced bananas. Top off with 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Continue until you have made 3 layers, ending with pudding. Cover and refrigerate for AT LEAST 3 hours (I prefer over night). Top off with 8 oz cool whip and serve. Enjoy!!