Every now and then I get that itty bitty sinking feeling in my gut when my boy comes home from college.
As I look past his camo duffle bag full of dirty clothes and steal a glance at his face, I notice something. His eyes. It's his eyes. They look aged. Those are no longer the eyes of a high spirited young boy forever dreaming about home runs and touchdowns.
These are the eyes of an adult.
And with that observation, comes the long suppressed reality of mine.
He will be leaving home soon.
How do I make that feeling temporarily go away?
By giving him memories of home to take with him when he goes.
That's where this lovely Homemade Banana Cream Pie comes in......
This is not your typical grab -a box -of something and add some milk kinda dessert.
This pie is made with Lots of Love......and Bananas.
And just like with raising a child, this recipe for Banana Cream Pie takes a little love and patience.
Stir, stir, stir the filling while cooking for it to turn out nice & thick.
Homemade Banana Cream PiePrint Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 5 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla