Today is Monday . . . and I ate this.

Yup, the whole thing!

It’s Banana Bread deliciousness and Cream.

I blame it all on my husband!

Monday is a grueling cleaning day.

While cleaning, I kept thinking about something my hubbie said yesterday. 

Let me Explain.  It will take a minute or two.

Last week I finally went to see the Eye Doctor.  It’s been almost four years.  Two things have happened, that forced me into going.  1st – I broke my left Contact.  I wear hard Contacts and they last a long time, but after four years – the left one gave up! I still didn’t go right away, I just popped in and OLD one.  2nd – Last Sunday, was the straw that broke the camels back . . . sorta speaking.

I play the piano at church and it’s my favorite job. I was sweating bullets however . . . I simply can’t see those dang notes anymore.  Seriously!  They were swimming and dancing all over the pages.  I’ve been putting the bench back as far as my arms will let me, and still reach the notes.  It’s not working anymore.  I’m officially OLD.  The eye Doctor has ordered bi-focal contacts and tri-focal glasses for me.  Uggg. 

So . . . back to my husband.  On the way home from Church, I told him of my predicament, and that I’m anxious to get my Bi-focals!

 This was his response:

“It’s because you don’t EAT enough!”  He was adamant about it. He really thinks I need Bi-focals because he believes I don’t eat enough!  What?  Crazy i say.

 He gave me a lecture all the way home.  Oh boy, I truly love this Man, but honestly . . . the things he comes up with are ridiculous! 

Here’s another great one, that has made me and my girls laugh like crazy. We’ve been married 31 years good years.  I always greet him, or try to greet him at the door as he comes in from a long days work.  It’s a loving joke between the two of us, but he tends to roll his eyes as I’m kissing him.  The other day, he said:  “If you would eat more . . . you wouldn’t need so many kisses!”  Now….that was just plain rude.  He thought he was soooooo funny.

So today, I made that Banana Cream Dessert . . . and I ate the whole thing.  With each bite, I muttered under my breath. “If I get fat – It’s all his fault!”

It was dang good . . . You should try it, while muttering something under your breath!


This recipe happens to be my husband’s favorite Banana Bread.

oh yeah.  Would you like to meet the newest member of my family?

His name is Pete.  Click to meet him.



1/2 Cup Crisco or Canola Oil

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

3-4 large bananas, ripe

2 cups flour

1 tsp. Baking Soda


Cream the oil and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla, and mix well.  Mash the bananas and add to mixture.  Add the buttermilk and the eggs, and beat until combined.  Mix the flour and the baking soda together and add to the sugar/banana mixture, just until combined.  Don’t over mix now.

Pour into large loaf pan that has been greased and floured lightly.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 55 minutes, or until done in the center. 

*I cover mine with foil if it starts to get too brown, before the center is fully done.

If you want to make the Banana Cream Dessert, simply slice the bread, and spread the yummy cream in between the layers.  It’s really delicious.


for Cream Puffs, Napoleons, fruit etc. 

1 small box of Instant Vanilla pudding
1 1/3 cups of Cold Water
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
(like Eagle Brand – not evaporated milk) 

Mix above ingredients together with a Wire Whip.
Set in fridge to Cool, for 15 to 20 minutes.
This will set up and be quite firm. 

Now fold in:
2 1/2 cups of Cool Whip. 

Serve with fruit or use for Cream Puff filling, Napoleons or Eclairs. 

Keep in well sealed container in the fridge.

This will hold up for 3 to 4 days.


  • Myrnie - 05/10/2010 - 5:59 pm

    That’s too funny…. I can just see my mom doing that 🙂 You tell that hubby of yours that my momma eats nothing but peanuts and ice cream, and dinner if someone else is cooking. I’m dead serious. If there are leftovers, she’ll throw those in to the mix, as long as she’s not dieting that day. (She weighs 127, because she’s 5 pounds overweight.) Mom to five, grandma to four.

    You tell him that you eat just FINE 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 05/10/2010 - 6:30 pm

    SERIOUSLY…where does he come up with this!!! You tell dad that you have been eating your carrots, but you still have had to have glasses since you were 2 or 3!!! I still laugh when I think of dad saying that if you ate more you wouldn’t need kisses…they are completley in different categories! Love him to death, but might not ever understand him.
    I still love Pete… I have been laughing about him all day.
    I bet that dessert was just delicious. Anything with that cream is simply to die for! Good for you to eat it all.ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 05/10/2010 - 8:32 pm

    Huh? Your hubs thinks you need to put meat your bones so that you can see better and not need so many kisses? LOL, okay?!

    This is actually my ‘nana lovin’ kids would go crazy over!

    Btw, overall did you have a nice Mother’s Day?

  • jules p - 05/11/2010 - 8:06 am

    Holy Cow~
    this looks and sounds delicious! I am making it today!

    I love your story. That was so funny. I have been lurking around your blog for a while now. And thought I should comment. You give us such great recipes.And I have tried many of them. And they are now a part of our family recipe book.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 05/11/2010 - 11:55 am

    Are you skinny, you lucky girl???
    But what this has to do with kisses, I can’t imgine.

    Love Pete…but agree he should be fired. Perhaps he was not ferocious looking enough?

    Banana bread is looking really good right about now.ReplyCancel

  • Irene Chavez - 08/17/2013 - 12:22 am

    i happened upon your site. what a blessing! i love it!ReplyCancel