I can’t believe my baby is 14. This makes me feel old and also a little bit apprehensive because soon he will start asking if he can get his learner’s license and drive my car. Our oldest son became driving age during our time in Australia but I was okay with that because the minimum age there is 16 and much more appropriate. Though he learned to drive ‘Aussie style’ on the left side of the road I felt much more comfortable with his maturity level and experience once we arrived back in Canada. Our daughter really has shown no interest in learning and is pretty resourceful at getting where she needs to go via transit which is absolutely fine by me. I have a feeling this will not be the case for the baby of the family…though I’ve seen him play Mario Kart and there’s no way this kid is ready to drive just yet. He’ll just have to wait.
In the meantime I’m happy to make him a 14th birthday pie. He has never been a fan of birthday cake and though he will eat it, he always puts in a request for ice cream cake for his own birthday. In November. I absolutely hate ice cream ‘cake’ and think it’s a big waste of money (and I LOVE to bake for Pete’s sake!). It is way too darn cold for ice cream cake! I fear I am partly to blame because he ended up enjoying two ‘summer’ November birthdays when we lived down under. I think anyone with a drab winter birthday can relate (mine’s in February) to how excited he was to have friends over for a birthday pool party, with barbecue, Popsicles, and…ice cream cake. Now, back in Canada, there isn’t much to do for a 14 year old’s birthday. All the outdoor paintball and go karts are closed for the winter so it’s either a movie, laser tag or indoor paintball…again.
Once every third birthday I will splurge and get him an ice cream cake but last year he and his friends were pretty happy with the Banoffee Pie I made. I was looking for something similar when I read the new online issue of Eat In Eat Out magazine. Blogger Britt Stager (My Daily Randomness) had her Peanut Butter Pie featured in the holiday 2014 issue. It has the same graham cracker crust as a Banoffee Pie with the added goodness of a ton of peanut butter and chocolate. Could this pie get any better? Yes…because it’s extremely easy to make and doesn’t take a lot of time. It’s great for last minute bakers like me. When I say last minute, I mean it because on birthday Friday at 2:30 I was still thinking an ice cream cake would be my last resort.After a quick check to make sure there were no peanut allergies among his friends I went ahead with the pie. Let me tell you this pie is smooth. It’s silky and peanutty. And wow, is it rich! Make sure you have an ice cold glass of milk and you will be happy beyond words. I almost didn’t get photos for this post because after the party goers had eaten I had to stop hubby from eating the rest. I took the photos during daylight the next day then let him dig in.So how can you make one of these very decadent Peanut Butter Pies for your loved ones? Read on!
Peanut Butter Pie (Recipe from My Daily Randomness)