There are legos on this blog…

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I said that there would never be legos on this blog.

I patiently explained that, while legos are awesome toys and quite rightly deserve to be the center of our nine-year-old’s existence, this is a blog for sewing enthusiasts and the interests of sewing enthusiasts and lego fans don’t often overlap.

There are now legos on this blog. 

There are legos on this blog because it is my husband’s and my anniversary and our kids made us this amazing three-dimensional lego sign.  We feel like we are visiting Hollywood.

Note the lego carriage that sits in front.  Having never been in a real carriage we are thrilled to have the opportunity to ride in a lego carriage!

And the surprises didn’t end there.  The kids decorated our daughter’s room as a surprise as well.  Why our daughter’s room?  Silly question.  Because the bed is close enough to the fan that you can do this…

(We have been assured that these are tissue paper strips that they found with the wrapping paper rather than the alternative.) 

Dig this groovy Greg-Brady-attic-apartment tissue style entrance… and note the use of painters’ tape so as not to marr the walls.

Because of our anniversary, there is also banana cream pie on this blog.  Like legos, tissue paper, and painters’ tape, it never goes out of style.

One doesn’t need a special occassion to make banana cream pie, though.
Here is the recipe:

Banana Cream Pie
1 baked pie crust
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
dash salt
1/2 cup half-and-half
2 cups 2% milk
4 egg yolks, beaten
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 ripe bananas, sliced
1 cup whipping cream
Whisk cornstarch, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.
Gradually whisk in half-and-half.
Whisk in milk.
Whisk in egg yolks.
Cook over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly.  (This will take about 6 minutes.)
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
Layer 1/3 of the custard mixture into the pie shell.  Top with 1/2 of the bananas.  Spread 1/3 more of the custard mixture on top.  Top with the rest of the bananas.  Cover with remaining custard.  Refrigerate until cold.
Whip whipping cream, adding a tablespoon of sugar if desired.  Spread over pie and serve.

Bon appetit!

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