Sometimes a certain smell, or hearing a certain song transports me back in time, but recently it was a certain flavor that did that.
We made a special pudding for dessert and with the first bite I was transported back to when I was a little girl, about four years old. Bare feet standing in our tiny kitchen in our little log house in the Ozarks as my Mom gave me a a Schwan's Strawberry Sundae Crunch Bars from the freezer compartment of our ancient brown refrigerator. I can even see the bungee cord she used to use to keep the door shut.
Anyway the flavor of this pudding tasted just like I remember those wonderful bars to have tasted.
Here is the recipe if you would like to try your hand at making this pudding.
Strawberry Cream Parfaits
1 1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 package (3.9 oz.) instant strawberry pudding
1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
12-14 golden oreos, crushed
In a small bowl beat your cream cheese, pudding mix, and milk until the mixture has thickened.
Then in parfait cups or large wineglasses layer a tablespoon or so of oreo crumbs, pudding mixture, the whipped topping, another layer of pudding, more oreo crumbs, and then a dollop of whipped topping on top.