Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie & Christmas Eve

So this morning we slept in, which was lovely!

Then Scott made us breakfast :love: and we were just lazy for a few hours. Then I realized that I needed to wash all the dishes before the neighbors came over so I did that, showered and got ready for the day.

Then I made some Peanut Butter Pie. My brothers are ALWAYS asking me to make them Peanut Butter Pie. I usually only make it for Christmas just so that they will want me around more. Just kidding! But really, I usually only make it for Christmas. This recipe I got from my fifth grade teacher. We did a class cookbook. Everyone brought a recipe and she brought this one to add to it. The cook book is long gone but I've been making this since the fifth grade.

Peanut Butter Pie

2 cubes butter (I usually use stick margarine just because it's cheap and that's what we used to eat, I need to try it with real butter and see how it tastes)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers (or one package)
1 cup peanut butter
12 oz chocolate chips

Mix it all up except the chocolate chips. Spread in a 13x9 baking dish (or 2 pie plates). I usually stick it in the freezer for a few minutes so it hardens up a bit.

I melt the chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 sections until it's all melted. Then I pour it on top of the peanut butter mixture and spread it so it looks nice (spatula works best). Put in the fridge until a little bit before you are going to eat it. It's easier to cut if it's warmed up a bit. We all tend to flip it over on the chocolate side after it's cut and just eat it with our fingers. Yum Yum.

Then the neighbors came over.

and we got a half way decent pic of all of us

Gotta love Scott's shirt, I bought that for him to wear to the Ugly Sweater Party. I'm probably going to have to hide it so he doesn't wear it after Christmas.

Then we went over to his parents house. Dinner was at 3, home by 7:30 and there was a lot of time sitting there with the kids asking if we could go home yet. Scott's sister made a meat and cheese tray, veggies, deviled eggs, etc.  It was a nice linner. (Anyone else say that?)

I was so stumped at what to give his parents for Christmas. My friend mentioned that she got someone a photo collage they made on the Costco website so I checked it out. For $1.40 something I was able to make a nice 8x10 photo collage (although it would be nicer if they let you move the pictures around where you want them instead of them doing it randomly for you). I picked up a frame a the dollar store and look at this, they loved it.

I know it sounds cheap but they never want us to spend money on them and they are SO HARD to buy for.

Scott's brother wasn't feeling good. I'm hoping he doesn't have something contagious that we are all going to come down with in the next couple days. His sister kept trying to tell him he probably had e coli or something. I'm thinking it's a virus and we're all going to be connected to the toilet in a couple days. Let's pray that's not the case.

So we're home and I just need to put a little bit of goodies in the stockings because for the first time in 18 years no one believes in Santa and so I wrapped all the presents and don't have to try to outlast everyone to put things under the tree. Feels weird.  I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hoping the kids all love their presents and everything works the way it's supposed to.

Sweet dreams!

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1 comment:

Annsterw said...

I think the collage was an awesome idea!! I would love to get that - pictures are my favs!!! Awesome family photo - love the shirt!!! :-) Merry Christmas!

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