Thursday, May 19, 2011

Choclate Drizzled Strawberries and Cream Pie

This recipe is from Our Best Bites. They have so many good recipes, you really should go check them out, I haven't tried a recipe of theirs that I haven't liked!  So on to the recipe.  Oh and by the way don't make the strawberry cream pie recipe that I had posted earlier in the year, it doesn't even compare to this one.

Chocolate-Drizzled Strawberries and Cream Pie

Recipe by Our Best Bites1 quart fresh strawberries (frozen’s not gonna cut it here. If you use them and then leave a comment telling us how gross this recipe is, we’ll cut you. Just kidding. But seriously peeps, don’t use frozen strawberries.)

1 8-oz. package cream cheese at room temperature (light is fine)

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 c. packed light brown sugar

1 c. heavy whipping cream

1/4 c. powdered sugar

1 9″ graham cracker crust (store-bought or homemade)

1-2 ounces chocolate

In a medium bowl, beat the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. In a separate large bowl, beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar until medium peaks form. Add about 1 c. of the whipping cream mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Beat until smooth and well-combined. Add the remaining whipping cream mixture and mix until just combined. Spread in the graham cracker crust and refrigerate for a few minutes while you prepare the strawberries.

Wash the strawberries and cut off the stems. Blot dry with a paper towel and then gently press, cut side down, into the whipped cream mixture. Set aside.

If using a chocolate bar, break it into equal pieces and place in a small Ziploc bag. Microwave for 1-1 1/2 minutes, stopping the microwave every 20 seconds to mash the bag. You want the chocolate to be melted but not hot at all. When the chocolate is melted, snip a corner off the bag and drizzle it over the strawberries. Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving. Serves 8.

So now that you have this recipe go try it and then go get some more of their recipes!  ~Andi

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tubing the Gila

We went to Safford to the Gila river to go tubing last Sunday.  We could have chosen a better day to go tubing.  Sunday was a terribly cold and windy day for the first of May.  So Waylon and I chickened out on getting in the water, so Jessi and Zach got in the water with our kids and tubed in the river.  Now we need to plan a trip for a very hot day!
Rylee up to bat!  He is having lots of fun this baseball season.  It is amazing how each year the kids really understand things that much better!  At one of his games he got to pitch, he was so excited but also very nervous!  He did really good.  He did strike one kid out, sad thing is that it was one of his friends, I think he felt a little bad about it, but they are all good sports!

New Animals

 The two pictures above are of our neighbors horse and a new calf that our neighbor is having to bottle feed 'cause the mama was killed.  After he fed the calf one day I got this pic of it running over to the fence to stand by the horse.  I thought it was too cute.
 This is red man, our newest addition, soon he will be in our freezer!!  Yummy!!  Can't ya just see the steaks and roasts right there?
 This is Red Mans mama, and her newest baby.  In the above picture she was trying to get her calf to stand up and he wasn't moving quick enough for her so she nudged him with her hoof first, then her nose.  I happened to be trying to get a pic of him standing for the first time, and right when she nudged him with her nose he started to stand and then went flying through the air.  He is only about 5 or 6 minutes old in these pics.
I love seeing baby animals!