Recipe for a Mississippi Mud Pie
Fresh Hose Water or Rainwater (if available)
Garnish (ex. Bark, mint leaves, bits of grass, moss, acorns, and small pebbles)
- Find a water grate with lots of soft powdery dirt from the last storm runoff.
- Gather up as much dirt as you can in a yellow plastic pail (color of the pail is optional).
- Ask mom for a fine colander and sift your dirt through until all you have is fine, powdery sand.
- 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).
- Now, pour the mud mixture into an old Frisbee (or any similarly shaped mold will do, i.e. bucket lid, shallow flower pot).
- Let bake in the warm sun on a deck rail until firm, but still moist.
- 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.
- Sit back, grab a twig spoon, and enjoy!