Monday, October 6, 2008

Want some?

When I was a kid, I didn't spend much time doing "girly" stuff like playing house or playing mom with dolls. I never even owned a Barbie doll. Wasn't interested.
I loved my tire swing, and my broomstick horse, and this embankment where I would make mud pies.
I loved making mud pies.

Here was my secret recipe:
Fill an old pan with dirt. Add water. Then, add the secret ingredient, which was crumbled-up autumn leaves. I made sure they were extra fine, just like confetti. Stir the leafy bits into the mud, then sprinkle more on top for good measure.
Let the pan sit out in the sun until it's "done".

I had such fun pretending to be a famous chef, performing each step with such precision and flair. Emeril Lagasse would have been proud.
Guess what I called this famous recipe.

I called it my "Leaf Crunch Pudding."

Food Network, eat your heart out.


Jamie said...

I'm jealous. All I did was pile up dirt, dig a hole in the mound, pour in water, let it dry and then dig from underneath to get a bowl to fill with flowers. Muddy decorations.

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh my! That sounds interesting Leaf Crunch Pudding! Hahahaha! What a cute story :) Please do visit my Manic Monday post too. Thanks :)

~Just Me~ said...

hey when I was a kid we mixed sawdust, water and grass, with bits of dirt and gravel. Who'd of thunk to add crushed leaves. Good recipe. lol

Marilyn said...

Were there any grape leaves in there?

One time we (my sister and I) mixed soy sauce, baking soda, vinegar, and water together in a glass and told the neighbor boy it was pop and he drank it... the only thing this mean story has to do with mud pies is that we were all making mud pies in the backyard that day... You know, we really should have had more adult supervision.

crazy working mom said...

I was once a master chef of mud pies myself! I remember making wedding cakes using sticks for dowels. :) Fun stuff!!! Great post. My leaf post is here.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

I was a mud pie conniseaur myself and this sounds superb.

Ivanhoe said...

That is so funny! I did that, too. My other secret ingredience was a bit of sand from a nearby sandbox :o)

WillThink4Wine said...

I didn't have a Barbie doll either, which really ticked me off - my name is Barb - HELLO?

No, I had a Midge. Give me a break.

Da Old Man said...

That sounds like an Iron Chef Japan recipe. They eat some weird crap.