Well, the girls were here for nine days and we had the best time. Mom was here for about a week too....and we enjoyed eating too much, shopping, playing games, movies and just hanging out. I love that we raised independent girls who are enjoying their lives in Austin and DC but it’s also very hard to see them drive away or take them to the airport. I just have to be thankful for our time together and look forward to the next!
We always enjoy playing games over the holidays. This year we played Progressive, a rummy type card game. We also used our television, our cell phones and an Amazon Firestick and went to Jackbox.tv and played Fibbage. Fibbage is so fun and hysterical and anyone who has a cell phone or iPad can play. We also played Codenames and we even brought out an oldie-Scattergories. John-Mark sent us Secret Hitler to play, which is one of Jenna‘s very favorite games but we just ran out of time with packing and last-minute details. Next time!
I tried a few new recipes over the holidays. Most of us love peanut butter and chocolate and my friend at church, Michelle, makes this quick and easy refrigerator pie. I LOVE IT. I also love how quick and easy it is and it doesn’t have to be baked. This is one of those recipes you could just keep the ingredients on hand. Enjoy!
Easy Refrigerator Peanut Butter Pie
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 heaping cup peanut butter
1 1/2cups powdered sugar (more if needed for texture)
8 oz Cool Whip, thawed
Hershey’s chocolate for drizzle (optional)
Oreo cookie pie crust
Using a large bowl and a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Gently fold in the Cool Whip until all is totally combined. Pour this into an Oreo cookie pie crust. Top with chocolate syrup. Chill for at least an hour before serving.