KidsPlay Chefs - Friendship Pie
Summertime teaches us the power of heating and chilling: the warm sun, the frosty pool, heating up the grill, and chilling down the watermelon. Heating and chilling are two important parts of making Friendship Pies. In this recipe, friends work together to make crumbs out of graham crackers and to mix up delicious vanilla pudding. Each friend will have a pie to enjoy at the end, with individual touches that make each pie special. (break here to read more)
Friendship Pie is a delightful summer dessert. The warm melted butter and the pressing and chilling of ingredients turn the graham cracker crumbs into a sweet, crunchy crust.The zip top bag filled with liquid milk and powdery pudding mix takes on the gooey, yellow consistency of vanilla pudding. After spooning the pudding into the pie crusts, each friend chooses toppings! We used some summertime favorites: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, fresh peaches, and strawberries. You can choose favorites of your own. At last! One more reason to giggle: shake that whipped cream can, turn it upside down, and add a dollop of whipped cream to the top of your pie when it's time for dessert.
Marisa chose her sisters to be her friends as she cooked today, and together we read Yo!Yes!, a story about friendship. Why not invite a friend, gather your ingredients, and make your own Friendship Pies? Maybe you will want to bring along a favorite friendship story to share together.
KidsPlay is partnering with the Litchfield Historical Society this week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which extended the right to vote to women. Click here to learn about the friendship between suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
It would be a delicious treat for all of us at KidsPlay and at home to see a photo of your Friendship Pie experience. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or join us for Thursday's Show & Tell, where you can share your pie-making stories!