Sunday, February 6, 2011

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

Ohhh have i been sick. ive been sipping on some honey,lemon tea all week and i wanna go outside!!!!! i have a virus and my poor lungs hurt. when i get sick....i think of comfort food. and my favorite comfort foods is sweets and Soups. So why not share???

Anyone seen the chick flick Waitress? Well if you havnt what better time then now and see my inspiration to 

Marshmallow ((Mermaid)) Pie

9 graham crackers
1/2 C. sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted 
5 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
34 lg. marshmallows (8 oz.)
1/2 C. whole milk
1 1/2 C. heavy or whipping cream
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, grated

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine coconut and graham crackers in food processor until coarse crumbs form.
2. Combine crumbs and butter with fork. Press to bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire rack.
3. Heat marshmallows and milk in 3-qt. saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool completely (15-30 minutes.)
4. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream with grated chocolate. Spoon filling into cooled crust. Refrigerate pie at least 3 hours or overnight.
5. Top with mini marshmallows and sprinkles 

Split Pea and Ham Soup.

2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped peeled carrots
  • 1 1/2 pounds smoked pork hocks
  • 2 teaspoons dried leaf marjoram
  • 1 1/2 cups green split peas
  • 8 cups water

Melt butter in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery and carrots. Sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add pork and marjoram; stir 1 minute. Add peas, then water, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover pot; simmer soup until pork and vegetables are tender peas are falling apart, stirring often, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Transfer hocks to bowl. Puree 5 cups soup in batches in blender. Return to pot. Cut pork off bones. Dice pork; return pork to soup. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Refrigerate until cold, then cover. Rewarm before serving.)

Stay Crafty,

1 comment:

  1. Hope you are feeling better. I must try the Marshmallow Mermaid Pie! Thanks for sharing.