Our oldest son turned fourteen over the weekend. We ushered in Mitchell’s big day with a party with his 10 best buddies.
When I asked him what he wanted for his celebration he answered, “Pizza, Doritoes, soda pop and basketball.”
Boys are so low maintenance. His sister’s parties when she was younger always turned out to be a seven course catered affair with elaborate decorations!
He did ask for one more thing. His favorite dessert (instead of cake) Boston Grahams. I posted it on my Facebook page. I had people asking for the recipe so here it is….
2 3.4 ounce boxes French vanilla instant pudding (NOT cook and serve pudding)
3 1/2 C. whole milk
8 ounces Extra-Creamy Cool Whip, thawed in the fridge
45 graham cracker squares
3 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3 T. real butter
2 T. corn syrup
1/4 C. water
1 t. real vanilla
4 (more or less) C. powdered sugar
Mix pudding and milk until thickened. Fold in Cool Whip. Lay 15 crackers on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan in five rows of three. Spread with 1/2 the pudding mixture. Place on 15 more crackers. Spread remaining pudding mixture. Top with rest of crackers. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate, butter, and corn syrup. Stir in water. Remove from heat, add vanilla and stir in powdered sugar until a smooth frosting results. Pour while still warm over the top. Seal with foil and refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving. Serves 12-15.