Monday, March 9, 2009

Dad & Louise's visit

Dad and Louise came down for the afternoon yesterday, and I think we wore them out!! We spent a lot of the day outside with the kids, and we agreed that when these three are loose it's like herding cats. They run in three different directions!

Roger smoked some chicken for us for dinner (thanks Roger!) and we had a pre-summer indoor picnic with baked beans, potato salad and strawberry pie for dessert. Not too shabby! I've got a great "light" strawberry pie recipe that I love...I may have posted it last year, so forgive me if it's a repeat. :-)


2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/2 cups cold water
1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
3 tablespoons sugar
1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)
2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
Slice strawberries and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Stir in sliced strawberries. Pour into the crust. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.