Seriously missing the warm, spring days in Texas where the bluebonnets are blooming, blue bell ice-cream is served and the kites are flying high in the Texas sky. I LOVE Spring in Texas. BEST clouds you will ever see. Well, here in Utah it’s still cold and the snow is just starting to melt. SO, Today I thought I’d drag out my Mason jars and make one of my favorite springtime desserts…BANANA PUDDING. It takes me back to warm memories, sweet conversations, family gatherings and springtime memories.
My mom used to make this every Easter/Spring, and it’s still one of our families favorites. I’m pretty sure my brother Donny loves me the most out of his 6 sisters, because I take the time to make this for him when he’s around. The only difference in my moms version and my own, is I’ve added the Mason jar for ease of eating and serving (Plus it’s a southern thing…). She also stays true to her Texas roots by adding meringue instead of whipped cream. Either way it’s heaven. Now, some of you probably think this is the BEST made with vanilla pudding mix, but I’m here to tell you YOU HAVEN’T LIVED until you have tried HOMEMADE. I’ve been to several family/friends homes where the “pudding” kind was served and been SO disappointed, because let’s face it, when you say you are serving banana pudding I think of this recipe. I can’t help it. My mama spoiled me! I guess the world thinks homemade is too old fashioned or time consuming, I don’t know, but I don’t understand. There is NO comparison. I’ve heard people say, it’s just as good, but I’m here to tell you THEY ARE WRONG. Try this recipe for yourself. You will literally roll your eyes back into your head and thank the stars above (especially if you are in Texas) that I have posted this recipe. It’s really so simple. For those of you out there who HATE bananas…you aren’t alone. My girls hate them too, so we just add the pudding and Nilla wafer cookies to their special jars. If they see a “NB” on the top they know they are safe (no bananas). Either way it’s enjoyed.