That evening we all got together, had supper, visited - and one by one people returned to Lori's kitchen for dessert. Dan decided to try mine. He took a couple of bites and looked at me with amazement. "This is really good. Why haven't you ever made it for me before?"
I smiled, reminding him - I had suggested it before!
About that time teenage great nephew #1 came in and started dishing up a helping. I watched Dan's eyes follow every spoonful as it went from the dessert pan to the plate. It was like watching the dancing ball going up and down.
Great nephew #1 sat down to enjoy it. Dan watched every bite that he took. His (GN#1's) very young cousin, great niece #1, came in and started to dish up a serving.
This time two sets of eyes followed the spoon like a bouncing ball, as she served herself. Up down, up down went the eyes. Their message telegraphed - they begrudged every spoonful she took.
She began to eat. She left a couple of spoonfuls on her plate. Great nephew #1 took her plate and quickly transferred the dessert to his own. He commented, "Little kids shouldn't even get any of this - if they are going to leave it."
It was hard not to laugh.
Yesterday we went to Miles City to see Dan's kids and granddaughter. We usually have supper at his son's house and play cards with friends. Dan had asked me to make a pan of the Cherry Cheese Dessert.
The gathering consisted of Daughter #1, Son # 1 and his daughter (granddaughter #1), the kids cousin and her family - girls #1&2, her husband/Son #1's good friend. And another couple that have been long time friends of my husband.
We ate supper and then played cards, followed by dessert. Each person took a serving. I watched Dan's and Son #1's eyes follow like a bouncing ball, as Son #1's friend dished up and started to eat. He finished his serving and took another helping. Of course he was razzed about this by many. He explained he was just evening out the lines.
I have been known to leave any remaining dessert with our host/hostess. The first time I did that - Dan told me, "I can't believe you left that dessert there."
This time as we got ready to leave Dan gathered up the pan. When we got back in the pickup he commented, "I'm glad you made it in the good pan. I didn't feel guilty about not leaving it."
Watching him, watch others dish up the dessert makes me want to giggle.
Cherry Cheese Dessert Recipe
2 cups graham crackers, crushed
1/2 cup butter melted
6 Tbs sugar
I usually crush the graham crackers in a gallon sized Zip Lock bag and then add the other ingredients, until well blended. Then pour and pat into a 9 X 13 inch cake pan.
2 pkgs (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup sugar
4 cups cool whip
Mix cream cheese and sugar. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add cool whip continue beating. (Texture will resemble whipped cream). Add by dollops on top of graham cracker crust. Smooth cream cheese mixture until fairly level.
2 cans (20 oz) cherry or blueberry pie filling (I use Wilderness Pie Filling)
Pour cherry pie filling on top of cream cheese mixture. Chill until ready to serve.
Enjoy! (It is also good with blueberry pie filling)