Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chicot County Lemonade Pie

Time was when a family suffered a death, the neighbors would bring in one, if not several, meals to the grieving family.  Sadly, most people are so busy these days that it's difficult to find contributors.  Thirty years ago, however, my grandmother was the meal organizer for her church.  Her most-requested recipe was this refreshing frozen pie.  She viewed the organization of funeral meals as her own ministry:  she might not be able to preach, and she might not be able to sing, but she could call people to help provide a simple comforting meal for a grieving family.  I think she was right.

Chicot County Lemonade Pie
This pie was her most-requested contribution to funeral meals sent to grieving families in Chicot County, Arkansas.

6 ounce can pink lemonade
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
4.5 ounces Cool Whip
9 inch graham cracker crust

Mix all ingredients--fold in Cool Whip last--and pour into crust.  Freeze.  Will keep up to two weeks.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Cookery: Empanadas

Well, the RD (resident dragon) has been playing in the kitchen again.  The inspirations for this dish were leftover smoked pork and leftover pie crust.

The same technique could work with a variety of leftover meats, vegetables, and sauces.

Great for snacking, or for a light summertime dinner!