Saturday, May 31, 2008

Supper on the Deck

There are many different ways to cook corn on the bar-b-q, but we've found the tastiest and easiest way is to just put the ears right on the grill - no need to pre-soak. Rub a little oil on them first, and in about ten minutes they are done and so very yummy!

Linked to Gooseberry Patch Recipe Roundup.

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

Roll out pie crust. Using pastry wheel (or pizza cutter), slice crust into nine 3/4" pieces.

Lay 5 pieces over crust.

When doing this, pick up every other piece so that the ones left will all fit nicely on the pie.
You will not use the end pieces.

Peel back every other piece.

Lay one piece just to the right of the middle of the pie.

Fold the three pieces back over.

Fold back the other two pieces, lay down a piece and fold the two pieces back over.

Do the same thing on the other side of the pie...

...and you're all done!

Seal around the edge and flute.

Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the top if you'd like.

To keep the edges of my pie from browning too quickly, I use to cover the edges with foil. Using this inverted pie plate is even easier! The one I use came from one of those over-size store bought pies - it's the perfect size to cover a nine inch pie plate - just trim out the middle!

Fresh Cherry Pie

Fresh Cherry Pie
8 servings

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup corn starch
1 cup cherry juice
4 cups fresh cherries, pitted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 recipe double pie crust

In a sauce pan, combine sugar and corn starch; gradually stir in cherry juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add cherries, cinnamon, nutmeg and extract. Place one pie crust in pie plate and pour in filling. Make a lattice crust. Seal and flute edges. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and bake 45-50 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

"If we wish away the moments, they will be gone.
The things we have wanted to leave-
the mess, the noise, the obligations-will be gone,
but so will the children!
This is true of every moment of life.
If we do not see its joys, if we do not make the most of it,
it will pass-and so will its opportunities."

~Jaroldeen Edwards

Enjoy your weekend! :-)