Saturday, April 30, 2011
- 1 cup of sugar
- 5 tablespoons of flour
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa
- 3 eggs yolks
- 1 stick of margarine
- 1.5 cups of milk
- 1.5 teaspoons of vanilla
Here is what you will do:
Put stick of margarine in a medium saucepan to melt. Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa together. Next you will beat the egg yolks, milk and vanilla together. Pour all ingredients into the saucepan and cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture in the saucepan becomes thick, you can pour the mixture into a pie shell!
We usually top our chocolate pie with cool whip, but you will want to make sure the pie has chilled for a little while before topping!
You may remember me talking about my mother-in-law (MIL) giving me a pressure cooker for my birthday! My MIL can cook! She makes such great dishes and always uses a pressure cooker. I was a little nervous about using one, but decided I would love to have one for my birthday! I wanted to document and blog my first experience of cooking with it!
Here she is!
I wanted to start with making chicken...a whole one!!! I started by gutting and trimming some of the fat off the chicken. I made sure to cut off the tail, because it was just gross! Then I washed the chicken really well!
After trimming and rinsing I placed the whole chicken in the pressure cooker and filled it with water about half way.
I locked the lid in place and put the cooker on the stove on high heat.
Since it was the first time I used the pressure cooker with my stove, I started a timer from the beginning. I found that it took about 20 minutes for the cooker to get "pressurized" and 15 minutes to cook the chicken....not bad!!!
After cooking the chicken I placed the pressure cooker under small stream of running water to help cool it faster. My pressure cooker has a lock, so you cannot open it until the pressure has released.
Monday, April 25, 2011
We spent Easter weekend with Barrett's family! It was pretty low key and very nice to relax!
Rylie came in town from college at Alabama! I love this picture of the brothers!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
My mother-in-law bought me my first pressure cooker! I can't wait to cook with it!
My sister-in-law bought me this cute 31 purse! It is perfect for shopping!
A sweet friend at work bought me this coffee mug! She knows me all too well!
One of our family friends makes these beautiful window paintings and she gave me one for my birthday! I can't wait to find the perfect spot for it!
Another sweet family friend gave me this decorative piece with our last name initial!
I also got a really cute brown watch from Lisa and the movie Eclipse from the Twilight series from my BF, Raven! My parents and brother also sent me sweet cards!
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Our cruise day vacation started out with a pretty long travel day. We had to be at the airport by 4:30 am for our 6:00am flight. We weren't able to get a direct flight to Miami, so we had a layover in Charlotte, NC. We didn't land in Miami until 1:50 and actually didn't make it to our ship until 3:15! To say the least, we were so happy we made it!
After getting to our room, we had to participate in the safety drill. The safety drill only lasted about 20 minutes and then it was time to explore the ship! We quickly found the 24 hour pizza bar and helped ourselves to our first of many slices of pizza!
I wish I would've taken pictures of us leaving Miami, because it was beautiful! I quickly learned to carry my camera everywhere! We left Miami around 5:00pm.
After we pulled out of port we headed to our rooms to unpack. For our trip we had the late dinner seating at 8:15
Here's a picture of B and me at our first dinner.