Monday, April 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - 4/23 to 4/29

Welcome to my life - for real - Esther whipped up this delicious dessert for me to serve to guests. I thought "this will make a great blog post!" so started snapping pictures, typed in the link with the recipe we used for inspiration - and instead of clicking the 'save' button, I apparently published this barely-started post. So, if you are wondering, where's the menu plan? or how did the pie turn out? You may now enjoy the rest of the post!
Monday - Chicken & Rice Soup,   Chocolate Espresso Dream Pie for dessert
Tuesday - venison, mashed potatoes
Wednesday - deli sandwiches
Thursday - pasta bake (carry-in dinner following funeral at our church)
Friday - pizza
Saturday - lentils & brown rice

And now, for HomeEc 101 - Dream Pie Dessert (we used this recipe as our inspiration) - this is a terrific recipe for beginning cooks, it is quick and easy and quite impressive.

We used 2 1/4 c milk (divided), 2 tsp instant coffee, 1 envelope whipped topping mix, 2 small boxes chocolate instant pudding, and a pre-made graham cracker pie shell.
 I stirred the instant coffee into the milk and then Esther mixed the whipped topping in a large mixing bowl with 1 cup milk until it formed formed peaks. She added the pudding mix and the rest of the milk, beating on low til mixed, then on high a minute or two.

 We spooned the filling into the pie shell and chilled for several hours.
 I had every intention of photographing the finished product, beautifully on a dessert plate for you to see, but, well, it's gone. Nothing left. You'll just have to believe me, it was beautiful and delicious and rich.

For more great recipes and menu ideas hop over to MenuPlanMonday at OrgJunkie

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