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The Day I Made 7 Pies… and Lived to Tell About It.

Last Sunday my Youth Group held a pie auction to raise money for our Mission Trip.. We had a total of 31 pies… and raised $1275.00.  The rule was that each kid should make  2 pies.  Since I have 3 kids going.. and well, I'm going I made 7.  Here they are..

almond joy pie

Almond Joy Pie

This has a handmade crust, dark chocolate coconut homemade pudding with another layer of Malibu Coconut filling and then real whipped cream with coconut, almonds and chocolate on top.

Blueberry  Recipe Here

Homemade crust with, blueberries, lemon juice, flour and sugar for the filling.  The top crust I made "holes" instead of lattice. I had a little blow out on this pie..

French Silk

This has homemade crust with a chocolate mousse filling and whipped cream filling.  Whipped cream on top with a drizzle of dark chocolate syrup.


Berry Boston Cream Pie  (blogged about it here)


Malibu Rum Coconut Cream Pie  Recipe HERE


I also made a Pecan pie.. but I forgot to take a photo of it.

Do you know what these are?


They are pie weights.. I use them when I make cream pies… See that parchment paper that is keeping the weights from touching the crust?  I've NEVER used that… and I've made lots of cream pies.  Guess what I left in one of my crusts?  A pie weight.. How embarrassing!  It was my good friend that got it.. so it's all good.  Still embarrassing 🙁  have you ever done anything like that?

Tamale Fundraiser..

It feels like all of last week was taken up with one thing, my youth groups Tamale Fundraiser.  Our Church's kitchen is still under construction, so we made the tamales in my kitchen.  Here's some of the photos:

Masa Harina.. is messy

Do you know how much taco meat this pan will cook?

19 pounds.

These two get a little loopy after working in the kitchen all day.


We had already thrown away most of the butter carcass' before this photo was taken.


Here's the line of people getting their food.


This hand (#1) is an expert at tamale steaming… but don't ask her to steam yours.. because she only works for me. 🙂

The Great Tamale Roll of 2009

It was a fun.. weird day. Today was the Tamale Roll for tomorrow’s 1st annual Tamale Fundraiser for the Youth Mission Stay. I haven’t blogged about the Mission Stay.. (just wait until August 2nd- 7th) But here’s an overview.

Instead of going somewhere for a Mission Trip the Middle School and High School youth groups are going on a Mission Stay. We are “staying” here where we live, and serving our community for a week.

We met at a friends house to rolled the tamales. We made Chicken and Beef. Here’s what we did… in photos of course!

Here’s the shredded beef, with the masa and corn husks.

Here’s the shredded grilled chicken, masa and corn husks.

The girls are really serious about rolling their chicken tamales.

The beef rollers seem serious.. but they really were not.

Maybe it was the paper flowers in the middle…

Here’s the Beef.. all steamed and ready to go..

Chicken.. ready to do their job… feeding the tired, poor masses yearning to eat some tamales.

Rolling the Tamales.. makes the girls tired…

** For those of you wanting the recipe for some Tamales.. I will try to post it tomorrow in the “cooking” section.

January 2022
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