The boys' mother has called for this recipe from Lyman's grandmother, Mama Jean. You might as well have it, too, since I have to type anyway.
Angel Food Pie
4-1/2 T cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cup boiling water
3/8 t salt
3 egg whites
1 cup whipping cream
1-1/2 t vanilla
Mix cornstarch, 3/4 cup sugar and 1-1/2 cups boiling water in sauce pan.
Cook slowly until thick and clear. (10 or 12 minutes)
Beat egg whites with salt until very stiff. Add the 3 T sugar (one at a time) to egg whites.
Pour hot mixture over egg whites. Beat until smooth. Cool slightly.
Pour into pre-baked pie shell.
Top with whipped cream, nuts, and halved maraschino cherries (both red and green for the season). Add grated chocolate if desired.
UPDATE: To tell the truth, this doesn't look like much to me other than an excuse to eat maraschino cherries, which, when you're broke, is a rare opportunity.