I picked another big bowl of Contender bush beans and dug around the potato plants, foraging for enough new potatoes for another potato salad. Mr. Granny might not have liked the raspberry cream cheese pie, but he sure did scarf down that potato salad, and begged for more!
Speaking of the raspberry pie, the recipe can be found HERE. If I made it again, I would make more cream cheese filling, less of the raspberry. I'm thinking Jell-O Cheesecake pie filling (maybe with a bit of cream cheese beaten into it) for a creamier pie, topped with half a recipe of the raspberry filling. Mr. Granny still wouldn't eat it, but our kids would have no problem consuming every bite. Which is what they did with the "stupid pie" today.
The Frugal Side of Me
When the company my daughter, Amy, works for replaced their poolside furniture, I inherited this sturdy chaise lounge. It was comfortable enough, but not so much that Mr. Granny or I could sneak a bit of an afternoon nap on the patio. I priced pads for it, and found them to be in the $65-$75 price range. That's way more than I felt they are worth, so the frugal side of me decided I could make a pad much cheaper.
I found a large, thick comforter at Wal-Mart, on sale for $13. I folded the comforter into thirds, and it was a perfect fit for the chaise. Armed with needle and thread, I sewed up the top and bottom, and tacked down a few places to hold the layers together.
Once I add ties to the top and bottom corners and the center, where the chaise folds, I think I'll have a pretty cute pad, that will also be washable and reversible. And comfortable! I'm sure Annie and Otto will think so.