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Re: Food for Thought (and Discussion)

Postby ValiantArcher » Mar 14, 2017 5:50 pm

Yum, fk! :D Did you have a lot of help making the pie? ;))

Enjoy your cheesecake, errr, pie, Rose. ;))

I wasn't going to make a pie for today, but my sister and her flatmate were planning on making one and encouraged me to make one too. I don't own a pie pan, though, and was a bit short on proper pie making supplies, so I improvised. ;)) I, oddly enough, had two cans of cherry pie filling (for another project that I never got around to making ;))), and the ingredients for a pat-in-pan crust and a streusel topping. And I made it in a 9x13 pan.

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I took it to wok and put this note on it:
"Happy Pi Day! 'cause we miss circles when they're not a-round."

I have some left (which is rare), but several of my coworkers said they liked it, so that was good. ;))
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Re: Food for Thought (and Discussion)

Postby Meltintalle » Mar 14, 2017 8:32 pm

My Pi Day dessert looks like this:

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It's a non-chocolate ice cream cake. Vanilla ice cream, strawberry ice cream, and a lemon butterscotch cookie. :)
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Re: Food for Thought (and Discussion)

Postby SnowAngel » Mar 14, 2017 10:26 pm

Yummy!!! Both of those desserts look delicious, Valia and Mel!

I am so glad Pi Day was my cooking day, I got to pick and bake/make the two pies. Several of my young siblings helped me make the pies - Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and Chocolate Coffee Pie. Same base recipe, two variation. We had a blast baking, drinking coffee (mostly I drank the coffee), and listening to Disciple on the stereo, hooray for days when parents have errands. :)

Sadly I have no pictures to post. I tried to take pictures of the pies, but I couldn't get the white balance right. However, I do have a recipe.


Chocolate Cream Pie

3 T. cocoa
2 1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
6 T. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks, beaten
2 T. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

1 baked 9 inch pie shell

Combine cocoa, sugar, flour, and salt in a sauce pan; gradually add milk. Stir over low heat until thickened. Temper eggs, add to chocolate mixture. Cook for two more minutes. Mix in butter and vanilla. Pour into pie shell. Serve chilled and topped with whipped cream.

For the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie - I mixed 8 oz. cream cheese, 3/4 cup peanut butter, 2 or 3 T. milk, and 2 or 3 T. sugar. And then spread on the baked pie crust and topped with the chocolate "pudding".

For the Chocolate Coffee Pie (it wasn't creamy, so I won't call it Mocha) - I made the chocolate cream and just added 3 T. instant coffee to dry ingredients.

So, I order this new to me coffee on the 1st...also the first time I have ever bought coffee beans to be exact. Four different kinds from the Black Rifle Coffee company, in two days I have tried two: Just Black and Sniper's Hide. It was a big splurge for me, so I was nervous about it, I shouldn't have been. It's good coffee. My sisters offered to take the coffee beans and my brothers offered to take my ammo cans that I bought to store the coffee beans in, my siblings are just all heart. 8-| We (three siblings and I) were drinking Sniper's Hide while cooking today, I got a full mug and they got shot glasses (which we normally use to take oreganoil). :D

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Re: Food for Thought (and Discussion)

Postby ValiantArcher » Mar 24, 2017 7:55 pm

Yum, Mel! :D

Yum, SA! Those pies sound delicious. :D

I made some peanut sauce chicken stir fry this week. My mom makes a delicious Thai pork crockpot dish, which I was craving, but didn't have the recipe or ingredients. I looked up four or five recipes and then winged it off of what I did have. I served over spaghetti since I didn't have any rice or rice noodles.
About 1/4 c. peanut butter mixed with a couple tablespoons of water; I microwaved it for about 30 seconds so it mixed better. Then I added a pinch of ginger and a couple pinches of garlic, then a tsp or so of brown sugar and another tsp of white vinegar. I mixed it all together and then poured it on top of the vegetables and chicken I'd heated up in the skillet.

The "essential" ingredients I seemed to be missing were soy sauce and rice vinegar/red wine vinegar. But I thought mine turned out delicious, so I'm sure I'll try it again. :D ;))
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