Thursday, September 17, 2009

Julie and Julia , Lemon Merinque Pie and The Garden

I've decided to treat myself to the movie Julie and Julia tonight but have a few minutes before I have to leave and thought we could chat.
In no time ~ you can make one of my favorite pies ~

Lemon Meringue Pie

I make it easy on myself by using the Durkee Lemon Pie Filling Mix like my Grama does .

Follow the directions for pie on the box.

This time I used Oranoque Orchards Pie Crust in the frozen section.

Making your own crust is perfectly wonderful to do ~ if time allows.

Once you've filled the baked pie shells with the filling ~ it's time to make the meringue.
I always double the meringue recipe on the pie filling box.

Put big fluffy piles of the meringue over the pie filling and fluff with a fork.

Bake according to directions on box.
I over cooked it slightly here but it didn't effect the taste at all!

Speaking of delightful eating ~ lunch today was picked fresh from my garden.
I splashed with olive oil, a dash of rice vinegar, pepper and slices of fresh mozzarella.

And speaking of the garden ~
Here are some of the "firsts" ~

The green and red colors on this tomato is just beautiful!

These butterfly's were playing together on my lawn ~ bouncing into each other and flying happily around!

I'm back ~ The movie was wonderful!
It was especially fun as a blogger ~ to see what can happen by simply living out your passion.

I am posting this a couple weeks late.
After coming home from watching a Master chef baking everything from the finest ingredients
AND from scratch ~ put me to shame about using so much boxed and frozen items in my pie!

Then I remembered how many times my family and friends have enjoyed eating my pie.
My pie is worthy of a post after all!

1 comment:

Maggie R said...

Hi Terri,
I heard the movie is great. Hasn't been here yet but can hardly wait.... and as Rachel Ray says...The lemon pie looks"YUMMO"
I got tomatoes from my garden but the rabbits enjoyed the cukes and zuchinni!!!Tomorrow I will make stewed tomatoes for the freezer.

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