Okay enough of that nonsense. Dessert.
The hostess had tried her first S'more this past fall. Yes, her first S'more and she is far past the age of ten. A crime against humanity you might say. Then again my best friend grew up without cartoons and was never embarrassed by her parents for a birthday having waiters sing the birthday song to her in a crowded restaurant [I fixed that immediately] Her parents are European. Sometimes the lack of all-american childhood favorites don't surprise me entirely.
Anyhow I decided to try a new recipe for a S'more Pie, in honor of the above mentioned. I really wanted to make a pudding pie but couldn't find a recipe that suited my fancy or I just don't own a kitchen torch. So I created. I purchased some marshmellow fluff, cool-whip, mini Hershey bars and mini graham cracker pie crusts. After the amazing discovery at Thanksgiving for Sweet Potato Casserole topped with Marshmellows I decided to try a similar schpiel but with Chocolate pudding. Yum. So I tested some mini pies in the oven, toasted with fluff... cooled then and added the pudding cool whip mixture. Delicious but not too pretty. I will experiment with this again and then post a recipe worth sharing. Everyone at NYE gobbled it regardless of it's lack of visual enticements. A recipe worth refining!
I also decided to make the hosts a 'breakfast in bed' gift. An egg frittata with tomato, basil & mozzarella. A few slices of my Banana Bread and my sister-in-laws home made Ginger-Pear Jam with croissants. Who wouldn't want to start the new year with breakfast like that!?
I happen to have some 'extra' ingredients and made a bunch of personal sized ones. Breakfast genius! These were perfect for 30 second re-heats in the micro. Toddler breakfast WIN!