Happy Saturday, y'all!
We have spent the last week sloooooowly putting the house back in order from the big birthday party last weekend. I'm happy to report we're just about back to normal! I'll be sharing pics in a week or so once I go through them all.
I want to thank all of you who gave me input on the whole RSVP thing!
I am SO glad to know that I'm not the only one who does it AND that I'm not the only one who has noticed that a LOT of people no longer do it!
A quick word of warning: Next week's posts are going to be dedicated to potty training! I told you a while back we have been working on it. Its going okay, but it is so.hard. I want to share some of the resources I've used to help me and my little guy figure out a good method for us and share a free printable of the potty chart we've been using!
Now on to something much more fun!
We had some strawberries and blueberries left over from the birthday party. The blueberries made some wonderful muffins and the strawberries...
Are going to make a wonderful pie!
Seriously, this is my grandmother's recipe and absolutely the BEST and EASIEST homemade strawberry pie recipe ever.
1.5 cups strawberries, cut into fourths
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 Tbsp corn starch
2 Tbsp strawberry instant gelatin
1 pie crust
First, I want to let you know I always double this recipe. I'm not sure why other than the fact that my grandmother did it. But the pie will be eaten fast, so its nice to know there's another around waiting to be eaten. ;)
Step 1: Cut your strawberries into fourths (depending on their size you may want to only cut them in half).
Step 2: To make the filling mixture cook sugar, water, and corn starch in a small pot on the stovetop until thick and translucent. Stir continuously. It will take about 10-15 minutes to thicken up. If you think its taking too long add a little more cornstarch.
Step 3: Add the gelatin and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat and allow to cool. My grandmother's recipe calls for the addition of a few drops of red food coloring, but I never add it because, as you can see in the above photo, the mixture turns plenty red when you add the gelatin!
Step 4: Cook pie crust(s) according to the packaging. I prefer to use the deep dish pie crusts, but the regular ones will work fine.
Step 5: Allow pie crusts to cool then add the strawberries.
Step 6: Once the filling mixture is cool, pour it over the strawberries.
Step 7: Place the pie(s) in the refridgerator for several hours to allow the filling to set up.
And that's it! So easy!
And I shouldn't even show you the next picture...
but I will anyway!
You know the first piece of a pie always comes out the ugliest. ;)
But it tastes absolutely divine!!
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