Thursday, January 03, 2008

Me oh My, I love Green Pie

Happy New Year!!! Ok, so I am a few days late, but I have a great excuse. My laptop caught a virus and I had to reformat. YUK..POO... that was not fun. I nearly lost all of my photos and files. Here's the story, I got the virus and then when I tried to run the virus protector to clear it, I could not fix or put it in the chest. Alls I could do was delete. Well I managed to delete a windows file which totally messed up my windows. I was able to get to my desktop, but was not able to see anything on my desktop or click on any links or toolbar. I panicked, cause I was not sure how to get to my pictures and files. I finally figured out that I could pull up the windows task manager. Through that, I was able to get to my help and support and then through that I was able to pull up my computer and then through that, I was able to get to my windows explorer. I started downloading files immediately. After it shutting down 3 times, I managed to get back on and finally get all of my pictures and files on disk. It took a total of 2 days to get it done. I was back up and running by Wednesday from which I spent most of the day adding back my emails, favorites ect.... What a mess. So do you wonder where I picked up my virus. On a website. All I did was click on the site and Bam!!! my virus protector started going nuts. I think I would have been ok if I had none exactly how to get rid of the virus. Instead I just hit delete and that was a big NO, NO!!! So anyway, I am back up and going and very thankful that I was able to save all my pictures and files. I guess its good to start out fresh anyway. I just would have liked it to be my choice so that I could have done all the saving ect... without panic.

I wanted to share a recipe with you that I made for New Years Eve. We went to a church watch night which is where we go and play games and eat and then at 11:45 we pray in the New Year. Its really awesome and I love entering the New Year in that manner. Anyways I took a Key Lime pie as my dessert and it was so funny to watch everyone as they questioned what kind of pie it was. Most everyone thought it was Key Lime, but they were not sure until they actually took the first bite. The reason for this unsurity, well just let me show you a picture.

I was mixing the pie and accidentally put too much green icing color in the mix. OOPS!!! Its really a beautiful color. I knew the second I did this, it would start a lot of chin scratching. Ok, now when I took the pie up to the church, no one knew exactly what the pie really was. It was hilarious when one of the ladies cut into it and there was a discussion on what they thought it might be. LOL!!!! I never once admitted to making the pie. I had put it on the table when no one was looking and so they had no clue at who actually brought the pie. Later when I decided to have some dessert, of course I had to taste my pie, one of the men there came by and said "That sure is some good pie" Also I saw several people going back for seconds towards the end of the night. I thought, well then it must be good enough to share the recipe. I was just not sure, cause you really cannot go by the fact that half of the pie was gone, because they could have taken a piece and then when no one was lookng, throw it in the trash. I thought the pie taste pretty darn good. I was just not certain what others thought.

Anyway, to cover my nice green pie, I took out my cake decorating tips and covered it with yummy coolwhip. I loved how pretty it turned out. I put a little lime zest on top and it was just gorgeous. So here is the recipe.

Very Green Key Lime Pie

1 extra serving 9 inch graham cracker crust

3 eggs

2 cans of eagles brand sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice

1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 very large toothpick scoop of Wilton's Leaf Green icing color or just one tiny little toothpick dip if you want it to look more like Key Lime Pie, rather than Green Pie. LOL!!! (Its best not to be talking on the phone when you put in your coloring.)

Ok, so first beat your eggs and then add them to your eagles brand milk. Slowly pour in your juices and whisk together thoroughly. Pour immediately into the pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Just long enough to cook the eggs and set the pie. Take it out of the oven and let cool on a rack for about 30 minutes. Then place in the refrig for a couple of hours. If you need it to cool faster, than place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Take it out and put your cool whip on the top and then your lime zest. Place back in the freezer for a little longer. ENJOY!!!! Its sweet,but tart!!!

Today, Kadie made some brownies. Ok, these are just your plain ole box brownies, but I was so proud of her. The only thing I did to help her was pour the mix into the pan. She was having a hard time holding the big bowl and scrapping it. So after struggling for a minute, I decided to help her get it into the pan rather than on the counter. She did all the reading of directions, measuring and mixing. Here she is with her baked brownies. They were the best brownies I ever tasted and even better with a big glass of milk.

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

I scream
You scream
We all scream
For pie that's green!


OK, maybe a bit goofy, but WOW that's green! Now you need to find some ink and paper that color and do some cards to match!!!