Thursday

Pie in the Sky

After a run of pizza nights here at the Sweet B Ranch, I am feeling as if my little family deserves a real, home-cooked meal.
I usually let my local farmer's market dictate the evenings meal - whatever produce is fresh and in season will end up in our main course.
Since I haven't been to the market in a few days, however, my cupboards are bare.....

...and unfortunately, so is my garden.
The pumpkin plants are coming along nicely - but it will be a while before spiced organic pumpkin soup is on the menu.... The corn is growing taller every day - but narry an ear to be seen so far.
This lack of ingredients calls for some culinary creativity.
A home-baked pie can make a wonderful meal, served with a crisp green salad --heaven.
Betty Crocker always has the best pie crust recipes.
I keep my pie-crust ingredients in the freezer to prevent the dough from getting tough.
It is important to take your time when baking a pie, but also to make sure all of the ingredients stay chilled right up untill the finished pie is ready to bake. Since my Pantry always has a few standard staples on hand I find that I can easily substitute the fresh pumpkin and corn.
when filling your crust always let the ingredients settle loosely, this will promote the melding of flavors as the pie bakes.
It is also important to "eat from the rainbow" - Brightly colored foods offer an abundance of vitamins and minerals I like to toss in a little bit of "extra" color - just for fun.

If the color Green indicates high levels of vitamins in food, then the color blue must be REALLY good for you!
Once your top crust is in place, gently brush with beaten egg.
We only use whole, unprocessed or peeled foods at the Sweet b Ranch!
Into the oven at 350 degreesThe crust turned perfectly.....
Ooops - looks as if my husband and the kids have gone to bed, never mind.... we can have it for breakfast! there really is no better way to start your day than with a piece of pie and a diet coke
Nothing but the best for my Boys!
Happy Baking

6 comments:

just me said...

you are so funny! i really believed you were making a apple pie! but candy pie sounds better!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Still laughing about this one... so did you sample?

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

What a crack-up! lol
Now thats healthy eating! ummm...well, colorful. :-)

~ Deb

Len said...

As long as it is organic that is all that matters! You had mentioned that there was no corn or pumpkin available but I saw some in the pie. Were those peas as well? You are a very adventurous baker. With a salad this will be one very healthy meal!

Great post!

Victorian Lady said...

LOL...my girls want to know when they should be over for breakfast! Great post! :) Loved your tree skirts too! :)

Mere

Malissa said...

Ha HA hA AHA AHAHHHHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!