Flowers

Flowers

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

The Many Moods of Miss Judith AND Fourth of July Strawberry/Blueberry Pie

Good Wednesday morning!

RANDOMNESS #1 - For your Wednesday morning enjoyment, here are just a few "Faces of Judith!"


We call this one THE OL' STINK EYE.

It's very effective at getting Miss Judith exactly what she wants when she wants it.


SHUT UP AND KISS ME, POP!


WAIT! IS THAT KID WEARING MY HAT?


MY NAME IS JUDITH, BUT MY FRIENDS CALL ME "SASSY PANTS."


WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU LEFT MY PACIFIER IN HARTSELLE?


I'M EXTREMELY CUTE...


AND I KNOW IT!

Pinterest Stuff

American Flag Pie

You will need the following:

2 store-bought pie crusts

For the strawberry filling:

2 quarts strawberries, quartered
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the blueberry filling:

1 pint blueberries
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Begin by blind-baking the pie crust. Blind baking is important in making any pie because it involves baking the crust initially on its own, allowing for the final product to have a crispier bottom crust. To blind bake, grease a glass pie plate and set down the bottom pie crust. Starting from the middle and working your way out, pat down the crust so it lies flat on the plate.

3. Use a fork to make 15-20 indentations in the bottom of the crust. Now grease the inside of the crust and line it with a piece of aluminum foil.

4. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove aluminum and allow the crust to cool slightly while you prepare your filling.

5. In a large bowl, combine the strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract, cornstarch and salt.

6. In a smaller bowl, combine the blueberries with sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt.

7. Fold a piece of aluminum foil at a 90° angle to act as a barrier between your blueberries and strawberries. Pour the blueberries into the smaller wedge and the strawberries into the larger wedge. Carefully remove the aluminum and adjust the berries as needed.

8. Roll out your second pie crust. Using a pizza cutter and a ruler, cut three full length 1" stripes and two half length 1" stripes into your dough. Use a star cookie cutter (or a sharp knife) to make several small stars. Place the stars and stripes as seen in the picture below, being sure to press the ends of the stripes into the blind-baked crust.

9. Brush the entire crust with whole milk, then bake for 40 minutes. Allow to cool completely before eating!


Roxie made this for our 4th of July Celebration, and I thought she did a really good job!

Have a great day. I'll be back soon with our 4th of July pics!

Sincerely,

The Enchanting Belinda

P.S. I thought you might like to see a more recent pic of The Chick and Tucker.


As you can see, his training is coming right along!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Site Meter