Today is my baby girl’s 4th birthday. She is such a joy and I cannot imagine how boring life would be without her.
While I am typing this post, her cake is in the oven. It is a totally unhealthy marble cake with icing that I know she will love. But you know what is crazy, she loves healthy foods so much. I know I could have made something much healthier and she would have loved that too. Her brothers though, say birthdays should be about bad foods, so I made an unhealthy double layer cake and we will celebrate tonight all together.
On Sunday my 7 year old wanted a pie, so I set out to make him a protein pie. It had to be a pie that tasted delicious, looked unhealthy, and had a little hidden ingredient that no one would hopefully notice. I made this recipe because I had a 1/2 cup of evaporated skim milk left over from a recipe I made last week. The hardest part about making sneaky protein packed foods is that the kids are usually watching me in the kitchen, so it is hard to sneak foods they dont need to know about. My teenager was in the room when he saw me putting the butter into the mix, and he commented, “This recipe looks good, happy to see you using butter Mom!” And he later ate 4 slices!
So here is my recipe for the super secret Protein Pie.