Thursday, April 19, 2018

I just loooove PIE.

A video of a 100 year old lady making a chocolate pie
came across my FaceBook page one day....
♥ ♥ ♥
 she was so adorable
and sharp-witted, showing us how to make her
CHOCOLATE PIE,
that I just HAD to make it, too.



I have my mother's fabulous recipe for her Chocolate Pie
but I had never made one using evaporated milk
nor using water...
(I remember after WW2 seeing my mother and aunts use
evaporated milk in their coffee)

This pie was a tad too sweet for me...
I think 1/2 or 3/4th cup of sugar would be plenty...
I would rather have my filling less sweet and have the meringue sweetened a bit more.


This is a store-bought crust and I didn't like it very much...at all.
First off, it was too large for the amount of filling ...
not flaky at all...
next time, I'll make my own.



– “Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons.” ~ NY Times, 1902




It was delicious...
very very good...
but I must say...
it didn't measure up to my mama's Chocolate Pie...

...does ANYthing ever measure up to our MOMS...??
I think not.
Hers was creamier...
but THIS one is delicious...
I favor fruit pies over creams, I think...
Beside CHERRY pie,
APPLE is No. 2






Bake yourself your favorite pie today...

and, don't forget the
ICE CREAM !

Much love,
bj

Monday, April 16, 2018

BOY...it's been a crazy Spring....

We are having 40 degree weather one day
and 90 degrees the next.





We are having plenty of SUNSHINE....

and all my indoor plants are thriving.....

and the new pool is looking beautiful...
(I especially love this reflection of the palm tree in the water)

BUT....THE WIND....
O MY GOSH...
we always have wind during the spring..
but this year it has OUTDONE itself....


While the weather isn't allowing us to take plants and flowers
out of the greenhouse yet,
I couldn't wait to work on my tiny patio last week....


....after yesterday's wind throwing a temper tantrum....
nothing really hurt...
just messed up....BIG TIME


After seeing that patio in such a mess,
I just went back inside and looked at my pretty roses
and tried to remember that I'd rather have that wind
than fires and mudslides.