The following is very much a True Story....
Lindsey: This past week, I nearly became roadkill because of Hannah Farver. As I spotted her, standing like a hitchhiker on the airport sidewalk, I was overwhelmed with excitement. I flung open the car door and almost leaped in front of a rapidly moving SUV.
Hannah: The possibility of Lindsey not surviving my first five minutes in California struck me as horrible. I knew, even incapacitated, she would somehow blame me for her death. (She's devious that way.) Thankfully, the screams of her mother and I shocked Lindsey back into her chair before she became a semi-permanent airport landmark. Then, miraculously arriving to her home, safe and sound...
Lindsey: ...we made pie. We did other things too, but we don't have much to show for it, except for this random souvenir:
Note: Actually, in all honesty, the reason we are posting this caricature (which our own mothers think look nothing like us) and not a real photo is because Hannah left her camera at home. Kind of ironic
, isn't it?
Hannah: Back to the pie. It was amazing. Here's the recipe:
"The Next Best Thing To Real Life Pie"
1/2 c. margarine, softened
1 c. self-rising flour
2/3 c. dry roasted peanuts
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 container of whipped cream (12 oz.), thawed
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
2 3/4 c. milk
First layer: Cut margarine into flour until it looks like coarse meal. (A food processor works great for this step.) Stir in peanuts. Press into 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool for another 20 minutes.
Second layer: Combine cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Beat until fluffy. Stir in 1 cup of whipped topping. Spread over cooled crust and chill.
Third layer: Combine puddings and milk. Beat until stiff. Spread over second layer.
Fourth layer: Top with remaining whipped topping. Serves 12- 16.
Mid-bite of this incredibly delicious pie, Hannah provided an interesting commentary. "Life is like this pie. The peanut butter layers symbolize seriousness. The whipped cream symbolizes funnyness. Without the combination, life is dull. However, the chocolate layer symbolizes chocolate, because no life is complete without it." It was a not-so-deep-attempt at profundity.
(Disclaimer, as requested by Hannah: We are sane, really!)