I’ve been waiting all week for Pi Day! I bought a flat of the juiciest, most scrumptious strawberries from the Georgia Tech ZTA fundraiser. We’ve been enjoying them on yogurt, in smoothies and just on their own. I even gave a few cartons away. But, I had earmarked the last of the lot for strawberry pie today! The boys and Honey demolished it in a matter of minutes. I’m not sure how I’m going to keep those three fed at home “indefinitely”. :-)
Fresh Strawberry Pie
- 5 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and cut in fourths
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 T cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 refrigerated pie crusts, like Pillsbury in the red box
- 2 T milk
- turbinado sugar
- See the directions on the pie crust box. Put one roll of dough in the bottom of your pie plate. Trim excess dough, leaving about 1/2 inch extra. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge.
- Meanwhile, toss strawberries with sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large bowl.
- Put strawberry mixture into the chilled crust. Cover with the rolled out top crust. Decorate the edges. Chill pie while you preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place chilled pie on a baking sheet. Brush top of the pie lightly with milk. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Use a knife to cut four slits/vent holes in the top of the crust.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minutes. Rotate the pie and continue to bake for another 20-30 minutes until the pie is golden brown. Let pie cool on rack before serving.
When I went out with Elsa this morning, look what I found tossed in the bushes by the mailbox. I guess he dropped it yesterday the moment he got off the bus. HA! I had to laugh because a sweet friend I met through a mutual love of Disney and Lilly had just shared the cute at home learning notebooks her three darling girls spent their Friday night preparing. Boys!
So then I went looking for my more studious child’s backpack…
I have always loved our teachers, but I expect that love to grow exponentially as we navigate e-learning over the coming days. (weeks?)
In other news, this was the quietest, most low key Saturday we’ve had in a long time. It was therapeutic after such a hectic week. The boys slept in, and then alternated between playing basketball and lacrosse outside and the xbox inside. I talked to my parents and face timed with my bestie. Honey and I took Elsa on a long walk and fully cleaned and scrubbed both the garage and porch. The sun is shining in my office as I get a trip moved for a sweet client and finish up with today’s blog post. We plan to put a fire on the porch and enjoy a drink and some music.
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED