LAYOUT BY BLOG READER SHIRLEY SHANLEY
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I whipped this pie up the other day and it was just terrific!
MRS MILES TROPICAL SUMMER PIE
1 baked pie shell
1 package Shirriff Lemon Pie filling
1 good sized fresh pineapple
2 tablespoons freshly minced ginger
Prepare the Lemon Pie Filling as directed. Let cool (about one hour)
Meanwhile, peel and chop the pineapple into small 1/2 inch chunks. Soak up as much of the excess juice as you are able, using paper towels, or draining it well. Mince the ginger very fine and then fold it into the pineapple.
When the Pie Filling has cooled, fold the pineapple and ginger in. Pour all into the baked pie shell. Cool. Serve with dollops of fresh whip cream, sweetened with brown sugar.
I also like to toast some sweetened coconut in the toaster oven, on a bit of tin foil, and sprinkle it ontop of the whip cream, just before serving!
Warning: You better give 1/2 of this pie to someone right away or you will eat the entire thing - like we did!
pretty well, obviously - Bonnie's box is a growing concern!
I recently read this neat trick in a March 2006 back issue of Martha Stewart magazine, and it's got me thinking it would be a good one for summer entertaining. Its a great way to dress up any material thing, eg: shower curtain or tablecloth....
Start by collecting a variety of complementary-coloured cloth flowers (craft stores, yard sales, thrift shops) Remove the 'flowers' from their stems. Stick mini-magnets with fabric glue to the backs of the flowers, just above the raised centers (the bigger the flower, the further up you must place the magnet, to make the flower hang flatly) Secure the flowers to any soft surface by placing a second magnet on the reverse side of the cloth or curtain!
Here's another sweet idea:
Create flower 'shaped' sugar cubes for your special event. To make them, add 2 tsp. of water to 1 cup of sugar and mix until the sugar is the consistency of wet sand. Pack moistened sugar into plastic mold trays (with shapes 1 to 1.5 inches wide) which you can buy at kitchen supply stores. Scrape level using a spatula, then immediately turn out molded shapes onto a parchment lined tray. Let harden overnight. Store in an air-tight container in a cool, dry place for up to a month.
MOM - BRING US MORE FOOOOOOD!
Thought for the day:
The rule for us all is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. - C.S. Lewis
Find out where you can render a service; then render it.
The rest of it is up to God.
"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people..."
Today in History:
1488 - Battle of Sauchieburn - Scotland
1770 - Capt Cook runs aground on Australian Great Barrier Reef
1838 - Iowa Territory organized
1859 - Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City - Nevada
1895 - 1st auto race
1919 - Sir Barton 1st horse to win the Triple Crown
1942 - US & USSR sign Lend-Lease agreement during WW II
1947 - WW II sugar rationing finally ends
1955 - 1st jet magnesium airplane flown
BARB'S HANDY TIP #279
Wow - What a Race!
Ok, car racings not MY thing - but I'm sure most guys (yes, YOU brother Barry!) and some of us women are attracted to it - and I definately don't agree with street-racing etc... but if a guy has to get the speed out of his system, and there's a sanctioned event to do it in... well, this would be something you need to see. This is definately a Monday morning waker upper...