Do you find that there are some categories of food that you like in one form but not in another? I know, from my experience in this group, that some people have an aversion to cooked fruit. Me? I like peanut butter but peanuts not so much. I like melted cheese but I don’t like it cold. No cheese platter for me. For the longest time, I loved bananas but couldn’t really tolerate banana flavored goods. I am largely over that now but was reminded of my past banana aversion when this week’s TWD selection came up. I realized I had never had actually had Banana Cream Pie. (If Banana Cream Pie is available, Chocolate Cream Pie is usually only inches away. Which would you choose?)
I don’t consider this one of the more exotic offerings in the book so it kind of surprised me to realize I didn’t really know what a successful Banana Cream Pie should taste like. It was thicker and darker than I expected but I liked it. I have only one measly picture and not much time to write this up. One of my taste testers this week was my dear friend Stephanie who was in town from Phoenix. Steph and I were summer associates and junior associates together. We suffered through our first bar exams (I moved to a city bordering two states and took two more – not recommended) and first years of practice together. I know there are some other lawyers on this site and they have immediately recognized from my description that Steph and I are now bonded for life. So, I spent the first part of this week reminiscing with her. I will try to get around to some of the other blogs tomorrow.
For the record, she couldn’t recall ever having Banana Cream Pie either. The novices give it a thumbs up.
PS As I ponder the ingredients, is this the most decadent thing we have made? Who knew a little banana could go so so bad…