Every once in a while you meet someone who is the exact person you need in your life. Positive, supportive and funny. Those are just a few adjectives I could use to describe my co-worker and friend Betsy. We are about the same age (except she is older 😉 and she gets all of my references to 80’s hair, scrunchies and tight rolled jeans. We grew up about 50 miles apart but it’s like I have known her forever instead of almost 7 years.
Every year for her birthday I make her a dessert that we eat at lunch with our grade level, etc. I have made :
But this year I wanted to make an old favorite of hers so I made a classic Banana Cream Pie. I didn’t make my own crust because I was short on time, but the custard filling is a tweaked verion of Ellie Krieger’s original healthy recipe that cuts the fat and makes me feel just a bit less guilty for enjoying a slice. Of course I had to change it a bit because as much as I loved her recipe it just needed a bit of something more, in my opinion.