I contributed the desserts to the lunch (duh). One of the desserts I made was Banana Pudding.
The very first time I made Banana Pudding I made it the old fashioned way where you have to stir and stir and stir. When you are making enough for a huge party that is a lot of stirring. In my older age I've gotten wiser and lazier so now I make it like this....
1/2 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup cold milk
1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 package vanilla wafers
5 bananas, sliced
In a mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes.
Blend in condensed milk until smooth.
Stir in vanilla and fold in whipped topping.
Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in a glass serving bowl.
Chill until serving.