Skip to main content

It's a Wrap

As in a Winter Wrap Up – thanks to MyLittle Pony.

I am currently obsessed with the Frozen soundtrack and My Little Pony soundtrack.  The songs from My Little Pony, the creation of which is headed up by Danial Ingram are so good; so appealing; and dare I say sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by appreciative adults.  Just call me a Brony!

Seriously, give it a go.  You might be pleasantly surprised. 

Anyways, there’s this song about a Winter Wrap Up.  Winter Wrap Up, Winter Wrap Up – cos tomorrow Spring is here.  So we’re doing a Winter Wrap Up Par-tay!

Any excuse to get the cousins together and the adults joining in, really.

And so, with some Winter decorations, and an extensive menu, we celebrated the coming of Spring.



And part of the menu was this scrumptious Blueberry Custard Pie.

For some reason, we don’t seem to have a lot of pie down in these parts.  Café offerings seem to trend towards cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes and more cakes.  Not much by way of tarts and pies, from what I could see.

And I don’t understand why not!!!!

A homemade bitey buttery base… a hot creamy, custardy, blueberry-y filling… and a crunchy streusel/crumble topping.  All topped off with a scoop of ice-cold vanilla ice-cream.  Oh yeah, baby!


This one is a keeper…


And check out my homemade pie base - not too shabby, eh?




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Pop Pop Pop

Caramel Popcorn - devil's food, I'm sure.  I am addicted to this stuff.  Once in a while, I buy that awful stuff from the supermarket and binge on it.  Sadly (or thankfully  - I don't know!!), I seem to be the only one in the family to love this stuff.  I thought I would try to make some at home.  So... 

 I made a batch on Tuesday night - one jar full plus 4 and a 1/2  brown bags full.  I gave away one bag to a neighbour.  I gave the 1/2 bag to my husband for work.  And I "shared" (as in I think I ate the lion's share of it) one bag with some friends who came over on Wednesday.   I was surfing Pinterest last night.  And on Thursday morning, I wake up and this is what I'm left with...
Before the photo shoot...

After the photo shoot (I took about 3 photos!!)...

And that's it - no more after this jar is emptied!!
On another note, I had a go at creating "art".  Art, as in something to hang and display.  What do you think?  The inspiration cam…

Monkey See; Monkey Do

I was just monkeying around the kitchen...
I had some dough leftover from baking dinner rolls and cinnamon buns (yeah - it was alot of dough!) and I had seen this idea from the Pioneer Woman previously.  Cinnamon, butter, sugar and a dash of sweetened condensed milk - yes please!!!  Ok, so maybe, just maybe, I accidentally on purpose put some dough aside just so I could indulge in this .... well, indulgence.
And what an indulgence - worse still, an easy indulgence as I already had the dough.  Caramelised cinnamon sugar with a bit of bread covered with sweetened condensed milk.  I don't think I really need to say more.



And, in honour of Father's Day, we had special "WE heart DADDY" pancakes... ok ok - I ran out of time, energy and ideas this year.  (Note to self - try harder next year!)

Don't mock the banana - at $12.99/kg this is a real treat.  Unfortunately Daddy was too slow and Little Miss M took it and ate it.  It might be Father's Day, but "you snooze…

Birthdays, Dishes and Blueberry Custard Pie... Oh My!

Back to front... let's start with Blueberry Custard Pie.

A buttery homemade pie crust, encompassing a custardy blueberry filling; topped with a streusel topping.  Once the pie crust has been made (which can done in advance) then this pie comes together quicker than you can say "a buncha munchy crunchy carrots"  (Octonauts, anyone?).

This pie is awesome straight out of the oven, served with a scoop vanilla ice-cream, tea and Mark Harmon in bed, or warmed in the microwave served with a dollop of cream for breakfast the next day.  But better with Mark Harmon.

I have written about this already... actually almost a year ago today!  But I think it's worth writing about again.


My little ones are growing up quickly.  Besides all the exasperated sighs, the telling off, rule after rule after rule, we're doing aw-right.  I have been having more energy, am more organised, and more open to laughing with the girls.  Something recently just clicked with me.  And, if the picture…