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banana cream mondays
2k2 March 18 - 7:39 PM HST
*brrrrr* Greetings from blustery Paradise Park! It is cold, rainy, windy and wet. Damn winter rainstorms! At least it makes for perfect bedtime reading conditions - now all I need is a large cup of cocoa and a dozen marshmallows.

Upon reading Casper Woo's entry today about some artsy-fartsy Frenchy film I was reminded to a Chinese film I saw as a little kid. What I can recall is that the plot involved a kidnapped Princess, a rogue warrior and his sidekicks, and a gigantic centipede. Mind you, I was about six years old when I saw this so I can't even recall the title of the film. Perhaps some of you diarylanders have seen it? Remember: Princess, warrior & gigantic centipede.

Recipe time!

Banana Cream Squares
Crust:
1½ C. flour
½ C. butter
dash of salt
Cream together and spread into 9x12" pan. Bake at 350ºF for 15 minutes.

Filling:
1 box (8 oz) cream cheese
1 large tub Cool Whip®
1 C. powdered sugar
2 sml boxes instant vanilla pudding
5 bananas
2¼ C. milk

Cream together cheese and sugar. Fold in Cool Whip® and pour mixture onto crust. Beat instant pudding mix and milk till thick. Pour half over cream cheese mixture. Arrange layer of sliced bananas on the pudding. Top with the rest of the pudding mixture and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Topping: 1 sml tub Cool Whip®
Spread small tub Cool Whip® and chill for an hour before serving.