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March 2nd is National Banana Cream Pie Day

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If you're looking for something to do today then why don't you sit down and have some pie?   It's National Banana Cream Pie Day!  Let's get right into celebrating National Banana Cream Pie Day!  

WHY IS THIS A HOLIDAY?  

This lovely cream pie gets its own holiday because it is probably one of the top 10 most popular pies to this date. I will admit that before today I had never eaten a banana cream pie. BUT after I made one and ate a slice I can also admit that I'm a fan for life! So I for one definitely have no reason to question why this is a holiday.  Cream pies are pie crusts that are filled with a sort of pudding made from things like milk flower and eggs. They come in a variety of different flavors but for this one you add slices of bananas.

But you want to be sure that you bake your pie crust first so that it has enough time to cook and gives your pie a nice firm wall of crust surrounding it, since the rest is just pudding and fruit. Poke holes in the crust with a fork if you want to keep it from rising up as you bake it.  When it's done you can top it with whipped cream or more banana slices if you like but please resist doing what you sometimes see on TV. Yes, cream pies are known for being thrown in peoples' faces but banana cream pie is just too tasty to waste! In fact, when you see people do it on TV they're actually using shaving cream... so even they realize cream pies are too good to toss into someone's face ;).  Spoon the goodness into your mouth, bite by bite!

HOW TO CELEBRATE 

So how can you celebrate today?  Well, how about you head to your favorite restaurant and then order a slice of banana cream pie for dessert? This option is always the best option if you're busy and just want to relax today. I'm sure it'll end up being a delicious dessert.  Or you could go to a grocery store and see if you can't pick up a whole, ready-made banana cream pie. This option requires just as little effort but you get a whole pie! That way you can share it with friends and family... or just pig out all day haha.

And yes, of course you can make this yourself! It's really not that difficult and it may end up being a lot healthier and just as tasty if not more than the store bought pie. Most people will have a lot of the ingredients in their house; all you'll really need to pick up is a pie crust. Search around the internet for a recipe and you'll see what I mean.  Plus you can actually buy a banana cream pie mix from companies like Jell-O to help cut out a few steps in the cooking process.  Or heck, some companies even provide you with the banana cream pie filling in a can.  Helps get you out of the kitchen quicker ;).  I hope you have a wonderfully pie-filled day!





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