|chicken chili prep|
This was a new recipe I tried last weekend. It was a 'chicken' chili. Since I don't do regular chili (for many reasons), I thought this might be a good alternative. It wasn't.
Might have been partially my own fault in that I shredded the chicken rather than leaving it in chunks. Next, possibly I 'stirred' too much as the black beans made the chili a mud colored mixture that just wasn't appetizing.
But I will say that it tasted fine. We ate it with some chopped tomato, cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream on top... and I froze the rest. However, I don't consider it a keeper (not one I would make again).
|lemon frozen ice-box pie|
This lemon frozen ice-box pie was definitely a keeper! I had my doubts when making it as the ingredients were many and I thought a bit overkill.... but was very happy with the result. It was delicious and may end up being my summer time special dessert. I was asked to post the recipe, so here it is:
12 graham crackers (doubles - not one square)
1/3 cup butter melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (might use 1.5 tsp)
1 cup lemon curd
8 oz cream cheese room temp
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1. For Crust: Preheat oven to 350 for crust
Break the graham crackers and add to a food processor. Process to fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and granulated sugar and process until well combined.
Once mixed, press crumbs into pie shell (using the back of a measuring cup). Put pie dish on baking sheet and bake until slightly golden - about 5 + minutes. Set aside to cool.
2. For Filling: Whip the heavy cream in a mixer with a whisk attachment. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and whip until stiff. Set aside.
Get a clean mixing bowl and add lemon curd, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Gently fold in about 3/4 cup whipped cream into lemon mixture. Don't mix too well, just fold in a bit.
3. Pour filling into cooled pie shell. Top with remaining whipped cream. Freeze at least 2 hours. If longer, cover and return to freezer. Take out 10 - 15 minutes before slicing.
Closing with a pic of our spoiled Tux... who must have a glass of his own water if he sees us drinking: (well, it's better than having him drink out of our glass...)
|spoiled? ... maybe a little|