"Do you have a favorite 'comfort food'......extra points if you share a recipe!"
A natural progression, I think. Sunday...Mom...food. Always conjures up warm fuzzy memories for me...
But anyway, here goes.
My comfort food is a dessert called Weight Watcher's Banana Split Cake. In a word, heaven. It's light, creamy, sweet but not too sweet, melt in your mouth, smile on your face, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, mmmmmmm. All of the pleasure, with none of the guilt (it's almost better than $ex).
I've had the recipe for many years, and it is always a crowd pleaser. When the girls were living at home, if I made BSC it never lasted more than two or three days. They ate it for breakfast, after school, after dinner...I could never make it enough. The first time I made it for them the oldest watched me intently as I went through the preparations. When I finished, she asked, "Can we eat it now?"
"Not yet," I replied. "It has to be refrigerated for a couple of hours first so the pudding will set."
Without hesitation she scooped the glass cake pan off the counter, opened the refrigerator door and popped the dessert into the frig. To which her father replied, "She says, well what are you waiting for? Let's get that puppy in the frig!"
Youthful enthusiasm. Don't cha just love it?
So anyway, for those extra points (?) I'm posting the recipe. Funny that Kelly did this, because I've beenthinking about posting this recipe for quite some time, but just never got around to it.
Weigh Watcher's Banana Split Cake
16 - 2 1/2 inch squares of graham cracker crumbs (about 1 cup)
4 tablespoons diet margarine, melted
Mix crumbs and margarine, press into an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan.
1 pkg low calorie vanilla pudding mix (or sugar free)
Evaporated skim milk, lowfat
Mix pudding according to directions. Chill (about 30 minutes) before speading on graham cracker crust.
2 medium bananas, sliced on top of pudding
2 cups well drained pineapples, cubed; plopped on top of bananas and pudding
1 cup Cool Whip, spread over top
2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, drizzled over Cool Whip
1 ounze walnuts, optional, sprinkled over top
Chill about two hours before serving.
1 bread exchange, 3/4 fat exchange, 1 milk exchange, 1 fruit exchange, 45 calories optional.
I always double the recipe, because trust me, it won't last long if you don't.
Maybe it should be called 'Better Than $ex.' ;)