Friday, May 15, 2009

Dinner And A Movie Friday

Ghosts of Boyfriends Past oh sorry I thought this was my movie. I mean Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. When we saw this movie I thought of myself and what I would do, if my boyfriends had returned. It stars Matthew McConaughey who plays a high fashion photographer, womanizer but he does have a little hidden sweetness, he just can't decide what he wants. Jennifer Garner is his long lost childhood sweetheart. They have both come home to a family wedding where his past girlfriends appear in the strangest places. Michael Doughlas plays the deceased Uncle. It was very predictable but cute and the chemistry between Matthew and Jennifer is perfect. This was rated PG13.

Now for the pie. Last week for Mother's Day we made each of our mother's a fresh strawberry pie to go along with the Barnes and Noble gift cards. I have not attempted to make a strawberry pie in years.I have several different recipes. If I attempted to do this again I am sure it would not happen. I don't know what happened, but both of the pies a little of the filling went through the bottom of the crust and set up under the crust. So it was like an extra layer, everyone commented how pretty it looked and how did I do it. Fluke. I am not guaranteeing it will work again. I let the shells cool for hours before we filled with the strawberries. It is not my favorite recipe but everyone else was tickled. Even my dad the pie baker was happy. He's family owned a pie company for years.Here is a recipe for the crust and the filling is below.nettsnook.blogspot.com/2009/02/stay-at-home-thursday.html


Sylvia's Fresh Strawberry Pie

2 (8 inch) pie shells, baked
2 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup white sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored jello

In a saucepan, mix together the sugar and corn starch, make sure it is blended well before you move to the next step. Add the boiling water, and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add jello mix and stir until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temperature.
Wash and cut strawberries into bite size pieces. Place strawberries in baked pie shells. Pour cooled jello mixture over strawberries.
Refrigerate over night until set. Serve with freshly whipped cream.

13 comments:

Cassie said...

Mmmmm, I love strawberry pie! It looks delicious, even if it didn't turn out exactly like you were hoping!

Katy ~ said...

I don't think there's any such thing as a bad strawberry pie. I'd take a huge slice of yours and love every single bite of it!

Tami said...

I can't believe that it's Friday already.

The strawbery pie looks incredible. I haven't heard of the movie that you reviewed this week. I'm going to take a look for it.

Have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Strawberry pie is a favorite around here. I've just mad a tart. I love your recipe.

Donna-FFW said...

Strawberry picking just started here in NJ, I will have to make this recipe. Looks splendid!

Debbie said...

I absolutely love strawberry pie. Of course with whipped cream too.. Your pie looks great!

Reeni♥ said...

I have never heard of that happening! A delicious fluke! This looks wonderful!

Kristen said...

Strawberry pie is just one of many reasons I look forward to strawberry season

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have my mouth watering for strawberry pie! Yours looks heavenly.

My girls saw the movie and they were both disappointed in it. Hmm wonder if I should tryand go see it anyway.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I ADORE fresh strawberry pie, what a wonderful mothers day gift.

anissa ferguson said...

I am going to try this for a church pie and tie event , Thanks ...

Tangled Noodle said...

I love strawberry pie! That slice with a big dollop of fresh cream is so incredibly tempting . . . !

teresa said...

Mmmmm, strawberry pie! This looks divine!