Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gene's banana pudding recipe

~For almost 5 sweet years I worked at a delectable New Orleans soul food and po-boy shop here in Austin called Gene's which sadly has closed its doors. Gene was like a daddy to me and I gained about 25lbs working for him which he was mighty proud of. I miss him terribly and hope is doing well and making folks fat and happy back in the big easy. ~I suppose he won't mind me sharing his banana pudding recipe now that the place is closed. Now let me just say I grew up on a mean banana pudding. My mama made a meringue topped home made delish pudding....but just try Gene's it is hard to make any other. Since it is kg's absolute fave desert( i would say kg married me so because of Gene teaching me how to cook), I decided to make one for father's day this year.

*Now before you scoff at me let me say a bit about the boxed pudding....Gene always used a big ole' can of vanilla pudding; but the first time I made it at home I made homemade vanilla pudding. However I can say that I really cannot tell the difference once you add the whipped cream. So do what ever you prefer bit I like to use a large box of cook and serve jello pudding.... it is purrrfect.

vanilla pudding ( i used box jello cook and serve..makes 6 1/2 cup servings)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp powdered sugar
1-2 ripe sliced bananas
1 box vanilla wafer cookies

make and chill pudding in a big bowl
crush 1/2 the box of cookies
whip cream and powdered sugar to stiff peaks
fold cream into chilled pudding until well combined
in a casserole dish or clear bowl layer your pudding as follows:
cookies, pudding, bananas
beginning and starting with cookies, use a 3rd of the pudding for each pudding layer
round the top with wafers to make it look perty
refrigerate for at least a few hours but actually the next day is THE best ...keeps for up to 3days but never lasts that long 'round here

Monday, June 20, 2011

fry daddy... 105º and holding

~ I have been laying low mostly .....It has been like 105º everyday for the month of June in central Texas so needless to say I have been skipping the the market. I am planning on sucking it up and going soon. I will have to let you know when....What I will be doing is finishing up my Atlanta shipment.

I will share more as I take photos, speaking of photos , Someone who loves me so bought me a camera which i am just now getting my little paws on.
This post will be heavy in the random photo rambling info department as I get used to it and being able to take photos!
~we had a terrific fathers day even though the waitress spilt the syrup container completely over burgers head.(thankfully it was not warmed) It was quite traumatizing but we will remember fathers day well. We went to Papi's for a swim to wash all the sticky off. Then came home and spent the rest of the day in the kitchen; Kg's favorite room. First we reorganized the kitchen a la Julia Child. We had already done one peg board but we added a second and outlined the pots to help with keeping it this way.Then I made kg a banana pudding (recipe later this week) for fathers day.
We also had a fry fest since daddy got an electric deep fryer for fathers day. We fried green tomatoes, potatoes and drumsticks. All in time to sit in front of the TV ( horrible ...i know) for our Sunday show.

I have huge girly crush on Kristen Schaal....she is superb. I really need to get my hands on a copy of her book Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, co written with Rich Blomquist.(daily show)

~ and to end my rambling ketchup post.... Here are a few of those random photos I promised plus a a sampling of black joe lewis....another fathers day present to all of us

....summer fun at the Amy'ssuper weird but pretty fly/bee in the front garden
2 lizards engaged In an afternoon delight on our fence
bye y'all

Friday, June 3, 2011

this saturday

~We will be at the market tomorrow June 4Th with large hat and a spray bottle of iced rose water! Here are few previews.......My fave this week is the dress up top made from an old sham and sheet...I love this combo.I see this being the direction of the stuff I am shipping to Atlanta.
~I made this dress in pink with peach straps and in nude with rust straps...this pattern is super summerific!
this lil' table cloth skirt has dragon flies scattered about it!
there are plenty more dresses in stock but unfortunately I haven't the digi-power to show them all; so you MUST come and see them for yourself!!!!

....and now I leave you with my bass champ. Papi and burger catching fish.