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Cooking, Cooking, Cooking ('Nana Puddin', Broc & Cheese, Ratatouille)

Today has been a cooking day.

I started out making the Easy Southern Banana Pudding (only without the Cool Whip topping) I used Lactaid milk so The Best Neighbor Ever™ could have some. (fritterfae should comment since he has a 'Nana Puddin' icon ) It is basically Banana Cream Pie with Nilla Wafers for a crust. A good potluck recipe though.

Then I made Four Cheese Broc & Cheese (actually it is more like Cauliflower and Cheese but that doesn't have quite the same ring) basically it is Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower and Broccoli instead of macaroni. (The four cheeses were Colby, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, and Parmesan.) I think I over cooked it. Maybe next time I will just do the stove top version instead of the baked version.

Then I made a batch of Ratitouille for the Pinkwater Ratitouille diet.

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Waht are Nilla Wafers ?

BTW, try making the Broc n cheese in a microwave ...
That shd be 'What'.

*headdesk*

My left hand is way faster than my right ...

cooking

Nilla Wafers are a vanilla wafer cookie manufacted by Nabisco. Basically they are small, light, bland, cookies.

If I made the Broc n Cheese in the microwave it would be very much like my stove top version.

I don' t really cook in the microwave, I just use it to reheat things. It does come in very handy for melting things that call for a double boiler, since I don't have a double boiler.

Re: cooking

Ah. Yes, I have parallels. Thank you for the linky …
Everyone does tell me that stove-top stuff are way better than microwaved stuff … but I do make soup sometimes in the microwave … and it's quite lovely …

I've never thought to use lactaid in banana pudding. That might actually be pretty good. I wonder if soy would have a similar effect? Maybe vanilla soy?

And honestly, I don't think it's anything like pie. If anything it's a cookie pudding. My grandmother never used the nilla wafers as a crust but throughout the whole pudding so they would soften in the pudding.

God, now I want to go make some.

'Nana Puddin'

I wonder if soy would have a similar effect?

That is the sort of probing question that calls for an empirical test. The result of my test were that soy milk does not set instant pudding. I'm glad I knew that befor I tried making the 'nana puddin'.

And honestly, I don't think it's anything like pie.

Well, it isn't anything like apple pie. But seems very banana cream pie to me. Basically bannaa cream pie is a pie crust with a layer of bananas and a layer of vanilla pudding. 'nana puddin' is effectively layers of pastry, bananas, and pudding.

My grandmother never used the nilla wafers as a crust but throughout the whole pudding so they would soften in the pudding.

OK. I didn't grind up the wafers and make a crust out of them, but I did line the dish with them. Then I alternated layers of bananas, pudding, and wafers. And let it sit for at least 3 hours. I was thinking Trifle: pastry, fruit, pudding.

Re: 'Nana Puddin'

I tend to go more for throw it all in a bowl and stir gently.