Friday, August 22, 2008

Cookin It Up Birthday Big

This is the college girl and her stately mutt of fine repute. She has a new hair color. pretty isn't it?

Somebody at our house had a birthday. Two somebodies. Papa and Heather Lynn alias Miss Piglet share their birthdays. Nineteen years ago Papa got a phone call that he got a little granddaughter on his birthday. To celebrate I made their favorite deserts, Banana Pudding and Brownies, nothing fancy.

It's easy to make homemade pudding. It doesn't take long and the difference is incredible. No cans or boxes will do. Then let it cool for 10 minutes so the cookies don't disintegrate.

These pictures are all out of order, but ya'll are smart and can figure it out right?
Noble Pig I'm not. So what's all the fuss about meringue? You put the egg whites in your mixer bowl and beat them, honestly. If we had to make them with a fork well that would be a different story altogether. Papa's mother made ice cream with two forks and a tin can, now that is something incredible.

Not to further confuse the issue with this divine beet salad, I'll save it for another post where I might get the photos in a better arrangement. I will however explain the little plate of white stuff and the finely chopped walnuts. That is goat cheese. I made little balls of goat cheese and rolled them in the walnuts. They top the beet salad slightly warmed. Papa said it was enough to drive a man crazy.


Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

oh my, my, my. You made some pretty good lookin' vittles there Karen Deborah. I am not crazy about bananas in general until they are made into a pie like that one from scratch--then sign me up! And the goat cheese in walnuts.....have mercy.

BTW--I can help you learn how to put your pics in order if you like--it is done in your HTML box when creating a post. Just let me know!

imbeingheldhostage said...

ohohoh! We call that Nanner Pudding and I'll be right over!!!
Happy double birthday at your place! (and yes, her hair is lovely--but so is she)

Brenda said...

Yum. Looks like a Happy Birthday to me!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

yummmmmmmmmmm making me drool here :D
THe coach cut everyone who was not on the team last year... last week they only had 12 girls then suddenly a bunch of transfers came in and he had over 20 so I guess he decided that any who was not last year would not be this year.
HUGS Laura

Flea said...

Oh yum! I'm a comin' for dinner! That spread looks wonderful! The dog is gorgeous. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to all, looks like some fabulous cooking went on over there! And you are right, homemade pudding is the best!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum Yum YUM!!! Can you come out here and make all that for my birthday???

I saw your comment at Kathy's. I am glad you found Lu a home you feel good about!

Happy Birthdays all around!

AND your granddaughter looks MARVELOUS!

MaBunny said...

HEHE, I'm not NOble Pig either, although I love reading her blog! I like to bake and will show u the stuff I do bake whenits that time of year ( fall/christmas).
The stuff you made looks yumy!
Happy Birthday to all!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Yummy, Yum YUM! Sending birthday greetings galore (just deal 'em out). Hooray for Miss H and the newest milestones.

On duty alone today, so I must be off the box and onto the grind (with a smile, of course). ; )

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

My birthday is in January and I'd like to place an order right now for twenty five gallons of your banana pie. I'll pay extra for the shipping.

Heidi said...

Ya know what I asked Milk Man yesterday? I asked him why the mother has to make the birthday cake since SHE was the one working so hard on those certain days?? Why the heck dont the kids make ma a cake for all her hard work gettin them here in the first place!!! LOL Not only that, but she should get gifts too!!! Gifts of quiet time alone, bubble baths without kids banging on the door, massages by a pro - not by litle dirty fingered little buggers who will only rub your back if you give them a popsicle? LOL

Karen Deborah said...

I wish I could make all ya'll pudding. How would you get it? If you want to know how I'll post my recipe.