Friday, April 24, 2009

Dinner and a movie Friday

We saw the movie State of Play this week. It has some big stars Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Helen Mirren, and Robin Wright Penn. The story is about a Congressman played by Ben Affleck who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party’s contender for the upcoming presidential race. His assistant who is also his mistress is brutally murdered. His wife is played by Robin Wright Penn and she also has some secrets in her closet. Russell Crowe is a old college roommate who is also a reporter he tries to get the inside scoop. Not Academy Award material but entertaining. Runs about a half hour to long. It is rated PG 13

One of my best friends in the world happens to be named Pam. You might even know Pam she is, most likely in you kitchen right now. I can remember having to grease and flour a bundt pan it seem like it took hours. Now with my friend Pam it can be done in a matter of seconds. What would we do without the Pam. This recipe came from a Pam advertisement in a magazine. I thought it sounded easy and the grandsons would enjoy this. If you make a pie crust and have some left over this would be fun to make with the left overs. I will remember this next time I make a pie from scratch. Who would of thought of a warm Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich. I know they sell deep fried peanut butter & jam, can't imagine that. The crust was light and fluffy. The inside was warm and gooey they were great.
Mini Peanut Butter & Jelly Pies

1 15-ounce package refrigerated pie crust
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Pam Baking spray
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Strawbery Jam
Confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 400 F. Unroll l pie crust on lightly floured surface. Roll out pastry with lightly floured rolling pin, to 12 inch circle. Spray 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter with Pam Baking spray. Cut pastry into 18 circles, re-rolling scraps; repeat with remaining pie crust. Spray 15x10-inch baking sheet with Pam Baking spray. Place 18 pastry circles. 1 inch apart on prepared sheet pan. Whisk together egg and water in small bowl; brush lightly over pastry. Drop about 1 teaspoon peanut butter and l teaspoon strawberry preserves in center of each pastry circle. Top with remaining pastry circles. Seal edges with tines of fork. Brush the tops of pie with remaining egg mixture. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack; cool completely. Dust with sugar.


Barbara Bakes said...

What a fun idea! I'm a huge Pam fan too!

Mary said...

This is a cute idea. Isn't Pam a lifesaver. She has lots of friends.

Cheryl said...

You are too cute and I really enjoy your movie reviews! This pie looks really good I love peanut butter!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Some people are SO clever!!!

teresa said...

This looks fantastic! And thanks for the movie review, it definitely helps to get people's perspectives before spending the money!

Katy ~ said...

I'll bet these are GOOD! LUV PB&J!!

Ginger said...

Lynette these are definitely for our house. We are a peanut butter and jelly family!! I really like the different twist!! The movie actually sounds pretty good. You are very multi talented!!