I love sweets and for this and other reasons, Easter is one of my favorite holidays! It’s a time for family, fellowship, worship, and of course, sweets! This is a recipe for creamy chocolate mousse pie that’s easy to make and will be a huge hit with the relatives. They are going to love it!
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 (7 ounce) bar of chocolate candy
1/2 cup milk
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 (9 inch) graham pie crust, baked (I buy mine pre-made at the store!)
Heat marshmallows, chocolate candy, and milk into a saucepan until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Stir constantly…this burns easily! Allow the mixture to cool completely.
Beat heavy cream in a bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cooled mixture into the heavy cream peaks and pour into the baked pie crust. Refrigerate for about 3 hours, until it sets.
Easter is just around the corner! It seems earlier than ever this year, because it’s in March instead of April. I’m really excited for Easter this year. We are going to my father-in-law’s house and I am helping to plan dinner. I love to cook and I love to plan, so this is just perfect. We usually host, but it gets to be a lot to clean and provide food for everybody. I’m going to bring a few side dishes and really enjoy myself this year by visiting with my family and helping out with the Easter egg hunt for the little ones!
I am also going to make the centerpieces for the tables. I found this idea on Pinterest and I love it! Take a vase and fill the bottom with jellybeans. You can do this with any color of jellybeans! Then line the outside with Peep marshmallow candy. Fill with flowers (they will hold up if you put the stems into the jellybeans). It’s as easy as that!
These days buying candy for trick or treaters is too expensive. Kids are more greedy now so they go to more houses and want more than one piece of candy per house. It cost A LOT of money. Bags of candy are getting pretty high in price too! I work at a group home with people with mental and physical handicaps and we, the staff, have to purchase the candy for the trick or treaters! It cost too much money. Even buying the candy in bulk from places like Sam’s Club is still expensive!
I love Halloween so much! It is such a fun holiday for everyone! I was starting to feel embarrasssed about how much I loved it because everyone said I was too old, but now I have a baby boy and he is just starting to walk and it is going to be so much fun taking him trick or treating! It is so Exciting! I think the most important decision I have to make, that all parents of young children have to make, is what outfit to put your child in! I am thinking that Toad from the Mario nintendo games sounds like a great one! I have no idea where to find a costume of Toad but nothing gets in the way of a determined mother who knows what she wants! So have fun this upcoming holiday! Remember you are never to old or to young to enjoy it! Look up some good holiday recipes and have a dinner party! Let loose!
Today, on St. Patrick’s Day, whether you observe it or not, I think it would be a good idea to raise a glass in toast to your health, your good fortune and life. And remember how lucky you are to have the life you have, since there are so many people hurting for one reason or another right now.