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Friday, November 18, 2022

Ooey Gooey, Father Christmas and A Book!

Good morning, ya'll. Come on, grab a big spoon and dive into this oooey gooey banana pudding. It is sublime.  There is nothing wrong with  starting the day off with a dessert is there? 

Here is a plate of your own and a spot of tea. 

  

This is going to be the first year that I host Thanksgiving at my house. Last year, Mr. Pinker and I cooked, but we took it all over to my mom's . This year the family will come here . I have been brushing up on my recipes. This is one of the desserts that we are going to be serving.  I will give you the recipe as it was given to me, but let me tell you this makes a large amount so you may want to adjust it. 

Creamy Banana Pudding   

2  (8 oz) packages of cream cheese softened

1 ( 14 oz) can of  sweetened condensed milk

1 Large box of Banana Jello

1 Large box of Vanilla Jello

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract

4 Cups of milk

5 bananas  sliced

package of vanilla wafers

1 large container of Cool Whip

DIRECTIONS

In large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth.  Beat in the condensed milk and then set aside. 

In another bowl whisk milk and pudding mixes.  Add to cream cheese mixture. 

Fold  in  3/4 of whipped cream 

Layer your serving dish with cookies,  bananas and cream cheese mixture . Repeat creating at least 3 layers. 

Top with remainder of whipped cream . 

Chill overnight. 

Before serving add crushed vanilla wafers over the top before serving. 

 Yum Yum! My youngest grandbaby just gobbles this up. Hubby took it to a work gathering and all of his coworkers enjoyed it. They gave it a 2 thumbs up. 👍👍😀🥣 In fact, hubby came home with an empty dish. 

Now on to quilting. Woo Hoo!   I mean HO ! HO ! HO!🎅 I  began a new quilt this week. 

The other day I went to the Goodwill and found this book called Fast , Fun & Fabulous Quilts. 

Oh  my, it definitely lives up to its name- it is choked full of fabulous quilts  and I want to make them all!!!  

Right now I am working on Father Christmas by Connie Tesene and Mary Tendall of Country Threads

 I decided to needle turn my applique pieces so Father Christmas may look a tad different, but he is so much fun to work on.  


I am using old shirts to create my Father Christmas. 

  

Fast , Fun & Fabulous Quilts was published in 1996 and has 30 projects within its 246 pages.  Some of the designers featured in the book are Red  Wagon, Churn Dash Designs, Wild Goose Chase, Little Quilts, Country Threads, Pieces From my Heart, Debbie Mumm,   and many more.  Here are some of the fabulous projects.  


Isn't this one a cutie patootie? You could use your child's or grandchild's handprint! 








Aren't these quilts just marvelous? Did you see any that caught your eye?  The Little Quilts Scottie Quilt is calling  to me and will be a project in the near future. 

That's my Friday ramblings.  I will continue pouring through my recipes and preparing for the big day . I hope to share one of my favorite  holiday recipes in the next post.   Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Do you have any favorite dishes? Please do tell. I would love to try something different. 

Have a wonderful day and as always...

Happy  Stitching and Quilting, ya'll

Melisa

Spread joy and chase your wildest dreams. 
Hugs and Stitches!!!  And Snowman Kisses. 

Dedicated to my sweet Baby sister, Amy .  . I love you, Amo.  You are such a blessing. ❤

 I am joining these lovely ladies' link parties. I hope you check them out; they always have so many wonderful projects going on and provide the opportunity for other needleworkers to meet. 

Pat at  Life in  the Scrapatch for Stitch , Sew and Show- Wednesday

Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter for Wednesday  Wait Loss- Wednesday

Denise at For the Love of Geese for Put Your Foot Down- Thursday

Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday- Thursday

Nina at Creations, Quilts, Art , Whatever by Nina for Off the Wall Friday

Alycia's of Alycia's Quilts for Finished of Not Friday

Michelle  at From Bolt to Beauty for Beauty Pageant - Friday

Wendy at Wendy's Quilts for Peacock Party - Friday

Sarah at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict  for Whoop! Whoop! - Friday

Frederique at   Quilting Patchwork Applique for Patchwork & Quilts - Saturday

Angela of  So Scrappy  for Scrap Happy Saturday

32 comments:

  1. The new book is a treasure of goodies, I see a lot of very pretty quilts coming in the future! I normally have Thanksgiving meal here at my house. I usually roast the turkey on Tuesday and pick all the meat off the bones. I roast my turkey in a turkey bag in the roaster, it's so juicy and delicious! It's easy to heat in the oven Thursday morning. Sweet potato souffle` is a must, the grandchildren prefer mashed potatoes so I make both! We won't be eating banana pudding here, it's Bob Andy pie and apple/caramel bundt cake for us. I don't mind making a huge meal, leftovers are put in the freezer and I don't have to cook for a week which gives me time to decorate for Christmas! Happy baking!

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    1. Happy Friday, Gretchen. Thank you so much for sharing some of the fabulous foods that you prepare for Thanksgiving. I bought a roaster earlier this year , but have not used it. Thank you for the tips on roasting the turkey in a turkey bag. Sweet potato souffle sounds heavenly. I will have to look up that recipe. My family usually prepares a large meal as well and we eat the leftovers for days. Hubby suggested we should freeze some this year which we will do as well. Have a great weekend.

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  2. I love finding goodies like this - you never know what you'll find at thrift stores - which is why dh keeps me away from them! LOL!
    Blessings

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    1. Lol I need to stay out of the thrift stores too. I go with the good intentions to just look , but 9 out 10 times I find some goodie at a thrifty price that catches my eye. I do believe I will get a lot of enjoyment out of this book. Have a great weekend, Donna.

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  3. What a great find you made!! Loving how your Father Christmas is coming in needleturn--so pretty...nice work and that banana pudding looks delish thanks for sharing hugs, Julierose

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    1. I am enjoying this book so much. The photos are so inspiring and the directions are clear and precise. It was a great find. I am really enjoying working on Father Christmas. He does not take long at all to applique. Thank you so much , Julierose for the sweet visit. Have a very lovely weekend.

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  4. What a delicious dessert!!
    I know about Thanksgiving through series, movies and blogs and I think it has a precious meaning when the family gathers to share and give thanks.
    The quilt you have started is ideal and I see that there are great ideas in the book.
    I'm having a raffle on my blog in case you want to participate. You just have to be a follower and leave a comment.
    Greetings and have a good weekend

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    1. Happy Friday, Isabel. The banana pudding is so yummy. It is not a normal dessert that we would have for Thanksgiving, but when my grandson said he loved it , it was added to the list. Thanksgiving is one of the most anticipated holidays in our family especially when the whole family can be together. Thank you so much for the sweet visit. I will definitely be dropping in to visit you today. Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. What a fun quilt book you picked up, Melisa! And your Santa blocks look great. Not a fan of the pudding so tell your grandson to eat my portion. Happy Friday!

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    1. Lol Robin, I think my little man can do that. He will gobble your portion of banana pudding and mine as well. I was quite excited when I opened the book and saw all of the fun projects so I had to get it. I hope to work on another Santa block this weekend. Have a wonderful afternoon.

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  6. Your Santa quilt is going to be fabulous! That book looks so familiar to me ... wonder if I have a copy tucked away somewhere. I love the birdhouse quilt and those scotties are a close 2nd. My husband loves banana pudding but we'll be having the traditional pumpkin pie here. I'll have to make up my mind on a second pie which will be a fruit one. I'll be cooking here for hubby & Mom.

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    1. Happy Friday, Susie. I am moving right along with my Santa blocks. I hope to add a 3rd block this weekend. It is great book. I love the birdhouse quilt too ; that one be great to have hanging from spring until fall. Oh yes pumpkin and pecan pie are on our dessert menu. The grandbaby won out with the banana pudding. Lol. A fruit pie sounds very yummy. My hubby sometimes prepares a fruit pie called Mystery Pie. I will have to ask him what is in it. I hope you have a very lovely weekend and a wonderful Thanksgiving. And thank you for the sweet visit.

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  7. What a gem you found, Melisa! I really have to visit my thrift stores again. Sort of quit during the crazy times of the last couple years! The Father Christmas quilt is working up wonderfully in upcycled shirts. Thanks for the recipe! Yum!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Ginny. I am fortunate that we have a great Goodwill with low prices. You never know what you are going to find there that is for sure. It is always like a treasure hunt. I am having a ball working on the Father Christmas quilt. Have a lovely day . Hugs.

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  8. What beautiful insperational,the father Christmas quilt is going to be beautiful!

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    1. I am having a ball working on the Father Christmas blocks. I can not wait to finish them. Thank you so much dear Helen for the sweet visit. Have a great day.

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  9. Your Creamy Banana Pudding looks yummy ;) Fun new project, these Santas are lovely. A lot of inspirational projects in this book!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up!

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    1. Aah thank you so much for the sweet visit and kind words. The Banana pudding was so yummy and oh yes the book was filled with cuteness. Have a great week .

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  10. I have that book! Thanks for reminding me to look in it again. Last Christmas I found a great wreath table topper in an old Debbie Mumm book. Everything old is new again sometime!! Love all your decorations and stitching. Appreciate you for sharing your talents.

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    1. Oh how fun! I love the older books and the country look. I bought a Debbie Mumm Christmas book a couple of years ago. I will have to pull it out to look at as well. I bet the table topper is gorgeous. Have a wonderful week and a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  11. The pudding looks wonderful, Melisa! And good for you for hosting Thanksgiving. I've done it every other year since 1997--whew! It's exhausting, but this year we are "only" having 20 so it is a bit less work. I do have everyone bring a dish and I do all the desserts, pumpkin-cranberry bread, applesauce muffins, cranberry sauce, turkey and stuffing. Plus a couple of appetizers. The side dishes are left to my sons and relatives :) I hope you have a great day as hostess ♥

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Carol. How wonderful that the family pitches in to bring side dishes. Pumpkin cranberry bread sounds so yummy. I am going to have to look up a recipe for that. What I worry about the most is the turkey and dressing. Fingers crossed it will come out as delicious as mom's. Lol Happy Thanksgiving

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  12. ohhhh you had me at banana pudding... that looks amazing.... Have fun with your whole family there!!! and your Father Christmas's are beautiful!

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    1. Lol it has always been hard for me to resist a good banana pudding.Thank you so much for the sweet visit, Alycia and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. I can already imagine all the beautiful quilts you'll made with this book. Your father Christmas quilt is looking amazing. At this rate you might convert me and make me try quilting too!
    Blessings

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    1. Aaah thank you so much, Diana. This book was a great find and I am enjoying it very much. Lol. I would love to convert you into a quilter. It is addictive. Plus everybody needs another hobby:) Have a great week

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  14. What great quilts. I think you'll get your money's worth from that book. And just FYI, if it has bananas in it you can call it a breakfast food. :-)

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    1. Oh I do too , Sandy. I just need more hours in the day to complete all that I want . Lol I will have to remember that. Banana pudding as a breakfast food would start my day off right. Lol. Have a great week.

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  15. Oh my goodness! That banana pudding looks divine! I'm going to make it for New Years Day. I've made Millionaire Pie for dessert tomorrow. The book looks fabulous. A great find. I've just ordered one from Thrift Bokks.

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    1. It was delicious, Sue. A Millionaire Pie sounds intriguing. I have never heard of it. I will have to do a search for it. I am so glad you was able to find this book, Sue. You are going to love it. Let me know how your order from Thrift Books go. I have thought about ordering from them , but haven't yet. Happy quilting.

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  16. I have that book! I'll have to dig it out. Your Father Christmas blocks are super cute with the shirtings. What a great idea to use them! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. Oh how fun, Jennifer. I bet you will get a kick out of revisiting some of the lovely quilts in it. I am enjoying working on Father Christmas so much. Have a wonderful week, Jennifer.

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