Thursday, June 24, 2010

Post #7c: Independence Day, Part III

Great Moments in Independence and
the Food that Goes Along

Part III

A note for this post.  There will be no mention of the tween.  This goes out to all those who have sought and found independence.  His independence will come soon enough . . .

July 4th - Independence Day

My father was born on July 4, 1930 and this year will turn 80.  As a child I truly believed that the fireworks I saw were in celebration of him.  Doesn't every spoiled, only-child think this of her daddy?  He has had his share of independence.  He left home as a young teen and ran across the country to attend high school in Los Angeles.  After the school discovered he had no parents or guardians, they sent him back to St. Paul.

He was forcibly made independent when my mother passed away 8 years ago this July 8th.  I called her mom, but after she died, he portrayed her as Mother Teresa. I am sure she could walk on water in his eyes.  This independence forced him to learn how to be on his own and to make his way through the rest of his life without her.  I honor his independence with his favorite dessert, banana cream pie.


1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

1 (4 serving size) package vanilla pudding mix, prepared
3 medium bananas, sliced

To serve: Whipped cream or whipped topping


For the crust:
Mix all the ingredients well and press firmly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate.
Chill 1 hour.

For the filling:
Prepare the pudding mix as directed on the package.

Pour the pudding over the bananas.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or more.
When ready to serve, top with whipped cream or whipped topping.
Serve chilled.

Enjoy your independence day and remember that the concept of "independence" can be seen through many lenses.  We do! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy :)..I like the idea of dedicating recipes to events/individuals :)