Saturday, November 16, 2013
A Garden and A Pie
I've been gathering stuff for Antoinette's garden for quite some time. About a month ago, I found this perfect little trellis at the thrift store for $1.91. I had to make a couple alterations, but now it's perfect. I'm just going to show a few shots. We will come back tomorrow for the actual story.
I cut the middle out to make a gate. I took a couple of the cut pieces to raise the height of the trellis.
Here's Antoinette conversing with Dominique, who just happened to be strolling by. Looks like Dominique is carrying the Coach bag.
Nikaya is waiting for her mom to finish, so she can ask if she can ride her bike.
Zahara and Kenaz are busy playing.
The garden area. This is what Antoinette wants to tackle today.
This is the swing from one of the Disney Princess playsets.
The yellow sunflowers are from the thrift store, too. I've had them for more than a year now. I just stuck them in a styrofoam piece of packaging. Tomorrow, I will do an actual story here in the garden.
And now for my latest dessert....Butterscotch Banana Pudding Pie
The crust is made from crushed vanilla wafers, pecans, and butter. I had to bake it, and then while it was cooling, I covered the bottom with finely chopped toffee crunch candy bars. It melted into the crust. Once cool, I covered the bottom completely with sliced bananas.
I then made homemade butterscotch pudding for the first time, out of brown sugar, egg yolks, and a couple more ingredients. I poured half over the top of the bananas.
Then I covered that with a layer of vanilla wafer cookies. I topped that with the rest of the pudding.
Here is my homemade whipped topping. I was quite pleased for my first time.
I put that on top of the second layer of pudding, and inserted vanilla wafers around the edge.
Here it is fresh out the oven. Once cool, it had to chill in the refrigerator for 4 - 6 hours. So I didn't get to try it until this morning for breakfast. LOL! It is pretty good, but very sweet. I think next time I will make vanilla pudding, which is probably not at sweet as the butterscotch pudding.