Monday, April 9, 2012

~ Eggs-Quisite ~

I am still giddy from the Easter weekend ... and that it why you must forgive the title of my post. 

I loved setting the table with pretty Spring pastel ... melamine.  All of my china is blue and white, but I have begun a collection of inexpensive melamine to add some variety.  I just started pulling linens out of my armoire to see who played well together ... and they did!

I brought in my new pot from the front porch and put an azalea in it that I plan to re-pot and put back onto the front porch.

This is my favorite color of Pink.   

These are my favorite flavors of jelly beans.  Starburst.  And yes, the beans/stars were removed from the table before dinner so as to not provide an appetizer for the little ones.

After dinner?  Egg dying of course.  

My grandson was initially ecstatic about this egg.  Don't you love that turquoise plaid?
And that smile? 

One of my favorite parts of the weekend was making this lemon creme pie.  I really enjoy making pie.  I made it on Saturday ...

 ... and we ate it on Sunday.

And Monday.

Here's the recipe that I got off of  I have tried a lot of different lemon pie recipes and this one is my favorite.  Usually I do meringue on top, but I opted for whipped cream this time.  All right ... Cool Whip.  Trust me, no one complained.

* 9-inch baked pie shell (I always make my own, but you don't have to.)
* 1/3 C + 1 Tbsp cornstarch
* 1 1/2 C sugar
* 1/2 C lemon juice
* 1 Tbsp grated lemon rind
* 3 eggs, separated
* 1 1/2 C water
* 3 Tbsp butter

Combine cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice and rind.  Beat egg yolks.  Add to cornstarch mixture.  Gradually add water.  Heat to boiling over direct heat and gently boil 4 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir in butter.  Pour into pie shell.  Add meringue.

Meringue: Beat egg white until stiff buy not too dry.  Gradually beat in 6 tablespoons sugar.  Spread meringue over top of pie, carefully sealing in all the filling Bake at 425 degrees for 4 to 5 minutes or until light brown.  Serve cold.

I hope your Easter was Joyful.

I'm SO proud that my little pie was featured at The Southern Insititute ... my Creative Me! Monday link.

Linking to:
Creative Me!
Masterpiece Monday
The Girl Creative
Tuesday's Treasures
Country Momma Cooks
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  1. Okay, I wanted lemon pie yesterday. Have you ever tried krusteaz lemon bars? So easy and so good.

  2. This is so pretty. You have a lovely blog. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  3. I found you through Country Momma Cooks. Your lemon pie looks delish! I am guest hosting a linky party! Feel free to stop by and link up!

  4. You are being featured @CountryMommaCooks link party:) Stop by and grab a button and have a wonderful weekend!