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Today’s focus: Namesake Day
This is about exploring the roots of your name. Were you named after somebody or something in particular? Does even a common family name trace back to a special ancestor?
Bonus recipe: What returned when I searched “best ever banana cream pie recipe”. – from allrecipes.com
Prep: 30m Cook: 12m Ready: 1h42m
Ingredients: 3/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 bananas, sliced 3 egg yolks, beaten
- In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Add milk in gradually while stirring gently. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is bubbly. Keep stirring and cook for about 2 more minutes, and then remove from the burner.
- Stir a small quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, and immediately add egg yolk mixture to the rest of the hot mixture. Cook for 2 more minutes; remember to keep stirring. Remove the mixture from the stove, and add butter and vanilla. Stir until the whole thing has a smooth consistency.
- Slice bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 15 minutes. Chill for an hour.
Daily Trivia: In 2012 a team of scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences successfully revived a flowering plant from a 32,000 year old fruit buried by a squirrel in the Siberian permafrost.