Sunday, September 12, 2010


This past work week seemed to last forever even though it was a day shorter than normal.  The cubicle walls felt a little closer and by the end of the week I was to the point of suffocation.  Close of business on Friday did not come soon enough and I bolted as fast as my legs could carry me outside into fresh air.  

I tried my best to stay away from the computer this weekend so I could recoop and recharge.  I cleaned, I did some sewing, crocheting, and of course I made some edible goodies.

What do you do when you need a break from your 9-5?

To die for banana pudding.

2 bags pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
2 bananas, sliced (you can add more if you like)
 2 cups of milk
1 1/2 boxes of french vanilla instant pudding (the 5 oz boxes and make sure you get french vanilla, it doesn't taste right with regular.)
1 8oz package of cream cheese softened
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
12 oz of whipped cream ( I make my own but you can use store bought)

Put the milk and pudding mix in a bowl and blend with mixer about 2 minutes.  Using another bowl mix the cream cheese and condensed milk together and until smooth, if your cream cheese isn't softened it will be lumpy and you will have cream cheese lumps in the finished product. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Line the bottom of a pan with cookies.  Pour some of the mixture over the cookies, add some bananas, more cookies (this is where I add the broken ones, save the pretty ones for the top layer.) more mixture and bananas, more mixture then your final layer of cookies. Cookies on the bottom and top all the other stuff in the middle how ever you want it, doesn't really matter.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I hope that makes sense, someone gave me the recipe so I can't take credit but if you have any questions let me know.


  1. That looks so incredible! Hope your weekend was fantastic!

  2. What is Banana Pudding? It look amazing!

  3. Yummy! I haven't had pudding in forever... :)

  4. That looks amazing! Is it sugar free? I am in need of some sugar free desserts now for when I have a sweet tooth.

  5. I was pretty much offline this weekend, too. If I get overwhelmed by the work week, it's always best to do something mellow and just relax :)

  6. Sounds like a good weekend, and the banana pudding love delish. x

  7. Banana pudding: not like pudding in the UK. It's more like a custard with banana's and shortbread cookies in it.

    I'm not a fan of banana but this stuff is GOOD. Unfortunately it is not sugar-free :(

    Sometimes we all need a break from the tech world we live in these days...

  8. Oooo, lovely, I make a banana cream pie that is similar and very yummy, but lots of sugar. I've started following your lovely blog & have added your 'spread the love' secretly loves pink pic to my blog. x

  9. mmmm : )

    i actually don't have a 9-5 but when i need a break from studies i take it, feel guilty, feel guilty for feeling guilty, and by the time i go back to studies i'm refreshed and recharged


  10. That banana pudding looks delicious! Do you have a recipe for it?

  11. That looks amazing!!! Would love the recipe if you have it?

  12. I added the recipe to the post for those interested.

  13. I've been in a pudding mood - I'll have to try this!

  14. When I need a break I'm all about the baking & wine :)

  15. OMG I love Banana pudding! There's a place in my mini hometown where the girls and I would go for bbq, pudding, coke floats, and onion rings!
    I like to head to the gym, make a fabulous dinner, and catch up over bottles and bottles of delicious wine :)


    omg this looks amazing. there's a little bbq place that opened in my neighborhood and the guy makes bourbon banana pudding that is, essentially, magic!

    what was it with last week? i felt like it would never end. ugh!