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.