About 10 years ago, I begged asked my Grams to please write down all her special recipes for me.
It took her awhile to do so, but about 9 years ago, she presented me with a brown covered spiral notebook full of her spidery hand writing, full of her recipes, full of her love.
I treasure that book, and when she passed away earlier this year, it became even more special to me.
One thing that Grams always made for Thanksgiving and Christmas was Peppermint Pudding.
I can not remember very many Thanksgivings or Christmas’s without my Grams.
Today I am especially missing her.
So, in memory of Grams, I am bringing her Peppermint Pudding to the Parents house for Thanksgiving.
I tweaked the recipe just a smidgen.
Grams always lined her bowls with Vanilla Wafers. I don’t like Vanilla Wafers, but I do like Stuffmarts Great Value brand shortbread cookies.
Also, I like a sweeter whipped cream, so I added about a ¼ c. of powdered sugar to the cream while I was whipping it.
Grams Peppermint Pudding(as written)
- 1 pkg peppermint candies~~5 oz.
- 1 pkg mini marshmallows
- 1 box vanilla wafers~~short bread cookies
Beat whipping cream(½ pint) till peaked~~along with 1/4 c. powdered sugar
Fold in ½ package marshmallows along with crushed candies
Pour into dish lined with vanilla wafers~~or shortbread cookies
Cover with wrap
Today I am thankful for many things, but I am very thankful for my Grams. For the influence she had on my mother, for the influence she had on my father, and for the love she showered on me.
Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Don’t forget to love your family. Be thankful for each and every one of them. They made you who you are today.