Today’s Banana Cream Pie is for a terrific young man I know. He’s in his early 20’s, and he’s the son of a friend and co-worker. Really great guy, that one. He’s not too far from finishing college, but I was touched a few days ago to overhear his mom telling someone that her “baby boy” was going to be at home this week. He works hard, and all who know him declare him to be completely swell. I just like the kid. I mean, man. I mean,
When did you get so grown up?
I smile when I think about him for a couple of reasons. First of all, he’s right at the age my husband was when we got engaged. Hard to believe we were ever that young. Secondly, I feel encouraged to know this: lots of young people turn out all right. With all the negative press directed toward teenagers and young people, it is a joy to know there are still a few–OK a bunch–who do the right thing. Every day. On purpose. Just because it’s the right thing.
I know his mom is so proud of him, and so am I.
You should know, though, that the real reason he’s getting a pie is because of these wise words he uttered; “Mom, what do I have to do to get one those pies?”
You just did it, pal. Here’s your pie!
And it was prepared for you on PI DAY (3.14)! What could be better?
Here’s the Banana Cream Pie Recipe:
Slice 3 bananas into a cup of water with 1 TBSP of lemon juice (this keeps them from getting brown and yucky). Then drain the bananas well.
In a bowl, mix 1 box of vanilla pudding mix, 1 and a half cups of milk, and 8 oz. of sour cream.
Carefully fold the banana slices into the pudding stuff.
Pour the pudding stuff into a graham cracker crust.
Next, garnish the edge with nilla wafer cookies.
On top of the pudding stuff, spread this mixture:
3 oz. cream cheese and 8 oz. Cool Whip (mixed with electric mixer)
Garnish with more cookies or bananas if you’d like.
Try to share. 🙂