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Recipe for a Mississippi Mud Pie

Miscellaneous By: BrierlyD

Good ol' fashioned Southern cookin'...

Submitted:May 19, 2008    Reads: 65    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Recipe for a Mississippi Mud Pie

Soft, Fine-grained Sand

Fresh Hose Water or Rainwater (if available)

Garnish (ex. Bark, mint leaves, bits of grass, moss, acorns, and small pebbles)

  1. Find a water grate with lots of soft powdery dirt from the last storm runoff.
  2. Gather up as much dirt as you can in a yellow plastic pail (color of the pail is optional).
  3. Ask mom for a fine colander and sift your dirt through until all you have is fine, powdery sand.
  4. Mix your powder with fresh, cool hose water, making sure to get your hands nice and muddy. (Getting into a water hose battle is absolutely necessary).
  5. Now, pour the mud mixture into an old Frisbee (or any similarly shaped mold will do, i.e. bucket lid, shallow flower pot).
  6. Let bake in the warm sun on a deck rail until firm, but still moist.
  7. Add a little bit of wood bark from the neighbor's bushes or mint leaves or flower petals from your mom's garden artistically for a little garnish. You can also add things from your own garden, such as pretty rocks, acorns, fuzzy moss, and squiggly twigs.
  8. Sit back, grab a twig spoon, and enjoy!


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