Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ready for my Bypass, Doctor

I decided to have our Ukrainian Easter meal early. The official Ukrainian Easter isn't until April. Don't ask me why. Just got the whim and did it.

We had:

Kyshka (don't even ask)
Kovbasa (both smoked and fresh)
Pyrohy (cheese and potato dumplings)
Fresh peas from Alabama
Krashanky (hard boiled eggs in onion skins)
Half Sours (pickles)
Banana Pudding (my Southern addition)

Here the eggs are boiling in the onion skins. They turn out a beautiful brown. If you add a pinch of vinegar, they turn even darker!

And the finished product. You always start your Easter feast with a slice of krashanka. Unless, of course, you are the kid, he who doesn't eat eggs.

Fresh kovbosa.

Fresh Alabama peas.


Now for the banana pudding!

If your bananas aren't ripe enough, put them in a preheated oven for about ten minutes.

The skin will blackened but the inside will be perfect for, say, banana pudding!


First layer.
Meringue in the making.

Then, POOF, banana pudding.

Did someone say angioplasty? Gawd.


Storybook Woods said...

oh yumm, I love Ukrainian food. I wish I was eating at your house. Clarice

Lori said...

Your dinner looks wonderful. The only thing I'm familiar with is the banana pudding - I knew I forgot to make something. When we lived near family, banana pudding was at every meal we ate together, and my kids love it. I didn't know about putting the bananas in the oven. Thank you for the tip!

You've got beautiful photos here. I'm coming back at a normal hour when I'm awake to look again, but I wanted to come over and thank you for visiting my blog! I was so excited to see that you'd stopped by, I nearly knocked over my drink.

Janet said...

It all looks beautiful but instead of bypass I think I'll just pass! Although I do love peas!!

Granny said...

We can both sit around and listen to our arteries harden.

It looks wonderful. I made banana pudding too although not nearly as lovely as yours.

I also boiled a bunch of eggs but then I deviled the little suckers.

Jeanie said...

This looks fabulous. I've never known much about Ukranian Easter. I learned a lot from this one. Plus, it's almost dinner and it's making me hungry!

robin bird said...

now that is a great ethnic culinary lesson! who knew vanilla wafer were ukranian! i swear i learn x=something new every day in blogland! you are very generous in your photo taking. i love how you give us all the visual details.. it makes it so much fun!

Linda said...

Wow, that all looks fabulous, especially that banana pudding. I wish my husband liked bananas because I would eat the whole thing by myself if I made it.

foodhoe said...

That heating the bananas up in the oven trick sounds intriguing, I've never heard of it. Your pudding looks amazing, is the recipe on your blog somewhere? Yum...



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