Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nona's Banana Pudding

When Jude was born, we began calling my husband Lance's mom Nona. We spend every Easter with Nona and Grandpa. This year was no exception. We all spent Easter weekend in Frisco with Lance's cousin (Nona's niece) and her family. Here are some moments from our Easter weekend in Frisco with family.

               Jude Henry holding his baby cousin, Zane Henry.

       Jude and the Easter Bunny at the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

                        Jude and his cousin Addison.

                Jude during the treasure hunt Easter morning.

    Decorating the bunny cake with Addison, Nona and Aunt Paula.

        Jude hunting eggs Easter morning in the backyard.

 Every Easter we make Nona's version of banana pudding that's layered like a trifle for the entire family to enjoy. FYI, the only healthy thing able this recipe are the bananas. No worries though...every once in a blue moon we can indulge, even if it's just a taste like with me. 

This is a super easy recipe that you can whip up in minutes that the entire family will LOVE! 


1 box Nilla Wafers (I use the minis)
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cups cold water
1 can of Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
16 oz Cool Whip
4 bananas
1 fresh lemon

In a large bowl, combine the Eagle Brand milk, water and vanilla pudding. Whisk together until all the lumps are gone. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to let it set up. While you chill the pudding mixture, cut the bananas into bite-size slices and add them to a smaller bowl. Cut the lemon into quarters. Squeeze enough of the lemon to cover the banana slices to keep the bananas from turning brown in the trifle. After at least 5 minutes, remove the pudding from the refrigerator and fold in 3/4 of the Cool Whip. In a trifle bowl begin layering beginning with cookies, next banana slices, then pudding mixture, repeat and keeping layering ending with pudding at the top. Add the remaining Cool Whip and then add more cookies to top the whole thing off. Chill the trifle until you are ready to eat! 

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you get a chance to make it, let me know by commenting and be sure to subscribe. 

                      Lance, Jude and me Easter 2014.

 And from my family to yours, Happy Easter everyone!

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