|Dominic (pre-red beard), designed this minion banana when he was here over Christmas break.|
|Not sure which of the girls did this one, but isn't it pretty?|
A couple ideas of what's possible!
( Both these last bananas gleaned from Pintrest,
unfortunately posted without links or attribution.)
What to do with all those bananas once everyone's made their mark on them? You can, of course, just peel and eat them in their perfectly wonderful original state. No going wrong there! Bananas are a particularly healthful fruit, rich in vitamins C and B-6, potassium and manganese, they're also low in calories for those of us watching that sort of thing. But the main thing is that they're sweet and delicious -- and if you want to get a little creative, there are a million and one ways to use bananas in delectable recipes. Here are just a few:
* Banana Pancakes! So easy! And such a treat!
* Banana Bread! Yum! This link is another standard recipe and is good all by itself, plain and simple, but add a 1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins or craisins or walnuts or pecans for a real treat!
* Banana Smoothies! This link is a standard recipe, but any smoothie you make, no matter what the ingredients, is made better -- thicker, sweeter, richer -- by adding bananas!
Original From Scratch Recipe
1. In medium saucepan combine sugar, flour, and salt. Add eggs and stir well. Stir in milk, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly. When mixture begins to thicken (make sure it's good and thick!), remove from heat and continue to stir, cooling slightly. Stir in vanilla and butter until smooth.
2. Layer pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers in a serving dish. Chill at least one hour in refrigerator before serving.