Hannah helped Grandma Lois set the table. Grandma Lois had made fall napkins, taping pressed fall leaves to the napkins.
We had waffles - waffles with egg and sausage links or
waffles with whipped cream and fruit
Sophia said "Yum spells yum-enade."
After dinner, it was time for the birthday pie (we often like to have birthday pie instead of the traditional birthday cake).
This is the Reece's Pie recipe. I combined a couple different recipes and came up with this several years ago:
#1 layer - Mix small box of instant chocolate pudding mix per pie filling instructions on the box. (or you could make a chocolate pie filling from scratch too) Spread on the bottom of 2 graham cracker pie shells.
#2 layer -
Mix together 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy which is what I prefer)
1 cup sugar
1 t. vanilla
Fold in 2 cups Cool whip (or whip 1 c. heavy cream)
Divide this mixture between the 2 pie shells on top of the chocolate layer.
Top with more Cool whip or whipped cream. Add broken Reece's peanut butter cups. Drizzle in criss-cross fashion over candy with either melted chocolate chips or chocolate flavored ice-cream shell topping that hardens.
When I take this to any potlucks, I never come home with leftovers (maybe that isn't a good thing?) People rave over it. Since it makes 2 pies at once, sometimes I make one for the family and take the 2nd to a neighbor or friend.
Hannah: "Which one will you open first? The beautifullest? (which is mine, of course!)"
Eenie, meenie, minie, moe