The saying goes “You can never go home again.” I guess that is never more true after the loss of a parent. When my mother passed away, she did not want a funeral so I had to create my own way to mark the occasion. My mom wasn’t a huge cook but she did enjoy it and made her specialties very well. To this day, I have never had lasagna quite like my mother’s. My most favorite thing she made was pineapple bread pudding. It was one of those things I would request when home from college on break. She made it willingly and with love any and every time. I ate it for breakfast and dessert. So in marking her passing the only way I know how, I got in the kitchen. I hope my children love it as much as I do. It is something small but every time I make it I will be overwhelmed with the love I have- and will always have for my mom.
Joanie’s Pineapple Bread Pudding
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
7 slices white sandwich bread
2 Qt baking dish, greased
1) Preheat over to 350
2) Cream butter and sugar
3) Add eggs one at a time
4) Fold in pineapple and then bread
5) Pour into baking dish and bake for 30 minutes
Sometimes simple things are best!