Saturday, May 26, 2018

Chicken, Brats, Salads and Coconut Pie - Perfect Pool Party Menu

I am all set for the Memorial Day weekend.  I have tons of good things ready to cook up.  

I always like to cook dessert first, so of course I made a favorite.
Coconut Pie 

The Easiest Pie Ever - Really

Basic Recipe:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 eggs (separated) yolks for the filling and the whites for the meringue
3 cups milk
Combine all and cook over medium heat until thick and a full boil
Add
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter flavoring (optional)
mix in cooked filling

Meringue:
Place the 3 egg white in a clean mixing bowl and beat on high until soft peaks, then add 1/3 cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks.  Spread over pie filling making sure to spread to the edge of the crust so the meringue doesn't pull away as it is baked.  Bake at 375 until nice and brown.

Optional flavors

Add 3 tblsp. of cocoa for chocolate pie(add to the dry ingredients before cooking)
Add 1/2 cup shredded coconut for coconut pie (add after the filling is cooked)
Fill bottom of crust with 2 sliced bananas for a banana pie

This is also wonderful to just use as a pudding.  Such a great basic recipe that you can make your own with all kinds of fruits and flavors.  How about using it as a basic vanilla pudding and filling parfait glasses with various fruits and pudding, or maybe layer a bowl with bananas, vanilla wafers and pudding for a great Banana Pudding dish.  Just use your imagination, you will find tons of ways to use this great recipe.

On the menu to go with the pie is some great BBQ Chicken and Brats 
Macaroni Salad
Tossed Salad
Watermelon
Iced Tea
Lemonade
Wine

I plan to spend most of the weekend in the pool just relaxing and only coming out to eat.

What are your plans?

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8 comments:

  1. Marty I love that you can switch the pie up so easily! Enjoyed your Friday finds as well. The pool looks so good! I hope it helps your back.

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  2. Beautiful pie and pool, Marty! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

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  3. Sounds like a good plan......enjoy!!!

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  4. Well, you have chosen a great plan to spend your weekend next to your awesome pool my friend!
    The pie looks yummy. I love pies. Thanks for the recipe. I'd love to make it.
    Enjoy.
    Fabby

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  5. Your day and your menu sounds absolutely wonderful...hope it was! We stayed home and have done nothing except wait on the rain which has now come. Tomorrow is supposed to be worse. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.

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  6. Enjoy your feast and that beautiful pool. Looks like you have a new addition. I love the cow.
    Myrna

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  7. The beauty of the space and food get 5 juicy stars. The Los Angeles event venues was built with class! I'm no critic, but this place makes you appreciate design and aesthetics. I went to two events here. Both times, I had a great experience.

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