We celebrated Bryson’s fourth birthday with a fun Thomas the Train themed party last weekend. After stressing over the menu and asking for help on my Facebook page, I went with simple finger foods and some tasty desserts to go with the birthday cake. We had sausage balls, pigs in a blanket, fruit with fruit dip, mixed nuts, homemade chocolate chip cookies, birthday cake, punch, and Marie Callender’s Peppermint Pie.
When I first heard we were going to receive a peppermint pie, I was thinking a cooked peppermint pie served warm and that just did not sound good to me. I was relieved when it arrived and I realized it was meant to be served cold. Not only did that make for a super easy dessert for the party, but a cold peppermint pie sounded a lot better! As we were rushing around Saturday morning decorating, cooking, and preparing for the party, I moved the Marie Callender’s Peppermint Pie from the freezer to the refrigerator. It’s meant to be sliced frozen, but we let it thaw for a while before slicing. As the party got started, my mom took the pie out of the refrigerator, sliced it, and moved it to a serving platter. And it was ready to be eaten! Could it be any easier? Uhm, no!
Everyone that tried Marie Callender’s Peppermint Pie commented that it tasted good and they liked it. One mentioned that it tasted similar to a York Peppermint Patty. Overall, I think it was a hit and I love how simple it was to “prepare” and serve. We had a couple slices left, so I refroze those to enjoy later. For me, I’m not sure if anything can top Marie Callender’s Dutch Apple Pie but the Peppermint Pie was definitely good.
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