December 30, 2012

Relaxing Weekend and Loving it...

Yesterday it only snowed here in South Jersey from about 9am-10am. I know this because as I was driving to the gym, (great workout by the way)! It was flurrying pretty hard.  I was there for about 45 minutes and when I walked outside, it had turned into rain. So we ended up just doing house stuff for the remainder of the day, which is fine by me!  Love when I can get things done! It was also nice to chill after 3 weeks in a row of going to different Christmas festivities.  My parents got us an awesome 18-bottle wine cooler for Christmas. So my hubby and my father-in-law were putting that together for most of the day  It involved drilling holes in the wall and wires and cords. I really don't pay attention.  But all is done and the fridge looks great!!  It's stocked with wine and ready to go!

I caught up on some cleaning, laundry, working on this blog of course,  and catching up on some necessary correspondence. I also decided to make a pie.  It's not homemade. I know, I know. I started making it about 2 years ago , mainly for Holiday desserts.  It's a beyond easy pie, my dog could make it.  That's how simple it is. The hubby loves it and it's actually my father-in-laws favorite pie! 2nd, I should say, to his homemade butterscotch pies, which are, insanely good!  This pie would also be perfect on a hot summer day at a BBQ, that's how refreshing it is.  I think it's great for holiday desserts because with all of the rich cakes and pies, I think this one stands out. 

Strawberry Nut Pie

Chocolate Syrup
Lite Cool Whip
1 Can of Strawberry Pie Filling
1 Can of Honey Roasted Peanuts
1 Store bought Graham Cracker Pie Shell
Chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours, uncovered.

Yup. 5 ingredients. And the spatula.

Undo the foil of the pie tin.

Pour in the pie filling. Spread the strawberries around as evenly as possible.


Sorry this photo came out darker. Dollop the Cool Whip on top. It's usually a good 3-4 big "dollops."

 Spread evenly. Beautiful again.

I was out of Ziploc bags. So I tried to get "resourceful"  by wrapping the peanuts in tin foil and breaking them up with a rolling pin or the back of a wooden spoon.  I would say still stick with Ziploc bags, but  this worked perfectly yesterday. You want some peanuts still whole, and just a little dusting as well.

Fold it up tight.  Cute, right?

You want it to look like this. Perfect amount of "smash".

Sprinkle the peanuts. Pretty.

Drizzle the chocolate syrup from side to side. Or go nuts (hehe) and apply however way you'd like.

Ready for the fridge!

This was the end result:

Messy but delish!

1 comment:

  1. OMG Dana that is awesome!!! I love how you showed it from making it to the finished product!! I guess the empty plate tells all!!! I will definitely try that one!! I have wanted to make that for a long time, looks so yummy. Hope it comes out as good as yours!!! Very pretty. I know Dad loves it. Thanks for reminding me!!! Love ya, Mom