December 15, 2006

Dinner at Grandma's

Grandma D called and said that she wanted to have dinner with each of her kids and their families. We got to choose what we wanted her to make. DH chose tuna gravy on toast, which I guess was a family favorite growing up. I was a little scared by it, but it actually turned out very good. A lot better than I had expected. Luckily I have a wonderful cook for a mother-in-law. She's never made anything that I thought was gross. We also had broccoli with cheese, salad, and mashed potatoes. It was a very yummy dinner and even the kids enjoyed it. She had the table decorated so cute, and was very excited to use her new Christmas dishes.

I feel very fortunate to live close to some of our family. It is a nice reassurance to know that there is someone close by you can count on. Grandma D is an amazing woman, and I'm grateful to have her as my mother-in-law. She always has the cutest ideas for the kids, and really enjoys spending time with them. Her house is always decorated so cute too! We love being able to spend time with her.

For dessert I chose peanut butter freeze. It's very yummy and I hadn't had it for a loooong time. DH had never even had it. I think she made it for me one time when I went to visit her in California before she moved to Utah. She made it in a cute Christmas tree shape. So cute and so yummy! And to top it off, it's not that hard to make.

2 c. graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. peanut butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. cool whip
3 Tbsp. chocolate syrup

Mix crumbs, sugar, and butter. Pat into 9x13 pan and refrigerate while you beat together ilk, sugar, peanut butter, and cream cheese. Fold in cool whip. Pour over graham cracker crust. Sptinkle top with crumbs. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Freeze overnight or 8 hours. Enjoy!

We had a great night together. She sent us home with caramels, fudge, chex candy mix, and much more. Just what I needed. But, hey I'm going to enjoy this holiday and then I'll worry about how fat I am.

10 comments:

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

That Peanut butter Freeze sounds sooo good! I have to try it!

Yes, you're very fortunate to live near family! My parents are 6 hours north of us, and DH's parents live states away in Arizona! My children don't really get a chance to know either set of grandparents, and it makes us kinda sad. They get to see my parents about every 3 months, but not his parents.

Nikkie said...

Oh my, that Peanut Butter Freeze sounds too good.

I'm glad that you live so close to some of your family so you can enjoy times like that. They really are percious.

1girl2boys said...

Okay as soon as I got to the peanut butter recipe I forgot what the rest of the post said. :-)

Yummy! I'm going to have to try and make that soon before January 1st comes along. Thanks.

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a fun Grandma! I have an MIL just like that and I do wish she'd move closer to us... she is darling with children too!

I have already started gaining the December weight...

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

What a fun Grandma! I have an MIL just like that and I do wish she'd move closer to us... she is darling with children too!

I have already started gaining the December weight...

Gina said...

What a fun Grandma! I have an MIL just like that and I do wish she'd move closer to us... she is darling with children too!

I have already started gaining the December weight...

Gabriela said...

What a great idea to have each family individually! When we all get together it is CRAZY and I feel like my in-laws don't get to know the kids.

That recipe looks great!

I'd like to hear more about the tuna gravy...

Suzanne said...

How fun for your family! I love it when parents go to that kind of effort for their kids and grandkids. That Peanut Butter Freeze looks great. I'll have to try it! :)

Rachelle said...

I'm going to have to try that recipe. Enjoy the family time!

CHEL said...

The freeze sounds good, but we don't like peanut butter... I wonder how it would be without it?
I think it's great you live close to (grand)parents. I wish my kids lived closer to theirs. Sounds like a great time!