It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday and a….

coconut cream pie.  Yes, I have been busy the last couple of days and I have decided to reward myself with a homemade coconut cream pie.  I will have to show a picture of my pie tomorrow.


My Coconut Cream Pie
•3/4 cup white sugar
•1/3 cup all purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 cups milk
•4 egg yolks (beaten) Save the egg whites for the meringue
•2 TBLs butter
•1 &1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
•1 9 inch pie crust, baked
•1 cup toasted coconut (toast in 400 degree oven about 5 minutes or less, watch carefully.)

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and the salt. Add the beaten egg yolks to the 2 cups of milk mixing thoroughly. Pour into dry ingredients mixing thoroughly. Turn on medium heat and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and starts to bubble. Be careful not to scorch. Turn off heat. Add butter and vanilla and 1/2 cup of the toasted coconut and mix  thoroughly.  Pour the cooled filling into the pie shell . Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees.

Fix the meringue. Whip the egg whites on high until they begin to peak. Add 1/3 cup sugar to the egg whites and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue evenly over the filling.  Sprinkle the remaining toasted coconut on top of the meringue   Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes until the meringue is golden brown.


I hand washed the car as best I could and it does look a lot better.  I could have gone to one of the car wash places but I was too lazy, besides it was wonderful being outside in  the warm sunshine.  I also cleaned and dusted the furniture and tackled the bathroom.  After all of this I went outdoors and picked up the pieces of glass that have been in the grassy area since the tornado.  The glass has been mentioned several times to the office with no response so I did what I would do if I still lived in my own home; I cleaned it up. 

I have also finished a couple of books one by Linda Lael Miller (one of my favorite authors) titled Yankee Wife.  This is a book from 1993 that I had on my book shelf for several years and I just now got around to reading it.  


“A year after the Civil War, courageous former Union nurse Lydia McQuire was gamely scraping out an honest living. But now, as she said yes to marrying a stranger, her knees gave way with fear. Mr. Devon Quade had seemed polite and handsome when she answered his ad for a wife. Only after Lydia had arrived in Washington territory did she learn that her bridegroom wasn’t to be sweet Devon Quade, but his older brother Brigham, a widower with strapping shoulders, hands as strong as steel, and an arrogant belief that he was lord and master of his lumber empire, the town of Quade’s Harbor, and the woman he married. Lydia’s dislike of him was instantaneous…yet Brigham was awakening in her a white-hot passion, and a firm resolve: before she would share his bed, he would have to surrender himself, heart and soul.”

Photo and excerpt are from Ms. Miller’s own website which is the link listed above.

I hope you all are have a lovely Sunday.  Rain is moving in here.  Stay safe and be happy!!



  1. Hi Beth I think I may have forgotten your Birthday , many happy belated wishes. That pie sounds wonderful , I just love coconut and cream, this is a must for me.
    Hope you had a lovely Birthday ,
    Hugs Sheila x happy Spring cleaning yay!

  2. You are so sweet Sheila! My birthday is in September. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

  3. Hi Beth,I am doing some reading and trying to catch up with friends before I head to the nursing home. He is a wee bit better, but still sounds terrible when he coughs. We had 80 degrees yesterday and then the storm came through last night. We had storm warnings until 2AM. I love your stopping by. Your pie sounds yummy and you like the same authors as I do. Have a wonderful day. We are due for some more rain. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  4. the sun and warm temperatures are invigorating!! i would be lazy enough to bring the car to the car wash, rather then doing it by hand ;)

  5. Hi Beth, Happy reading times and a blessed week ahead - Hugs Nita

  6. I am writing your recipe down! I am making coconut cream pies for Easter. Your recipe sounds better than the one I have! I can't believe nobody picked the glass up. What would happen when mowing season starts?

  7. Oh- My almost very favorite pie- edged out slightly by Key Lime. lol I am saving this recipe. I have never toasted the coconut before though.
    Glad you got your glass cleaned up but sorry you had to do it..and you got your car washed and some cleaning done. Wow!
    That sounds like a good book and I am just getting ready to start The Orphan Train. xoDiana

  8. What time is dinner? I'm on my way!
    Beth, I read the first few lines and you should have heard the sounds over here. That high-pitched yowl of excitement over coconut cream pie! That's only my favorite and I'm salivating as we speak. Darn diet. Hear me? DARN DIET! I want the pie! Hand it over! Omg, I'm turning into thief!
    You're killing me, haha.

  9. Hello, Beth! I think I'm going to try your recipe :) I love coconut cream pies! I see you have been working very hard these days, so you really deserve that coconut cream pie. Thanks for your thoughts about my husband. He's quite well at the moment, after his chemo, but we know the ill is there and it's not going to disappear completely that's why we have to enjoy life as much as possible.

    Have a good Sunday!

  10. I washed curtains two days ago and just got around to hanging them back. Now for the bed quilts. What a job. You are spring cleaning too. Happy to do it now! Three cheers for SPRING!!!

  11. Beth, Washed your car, way to go. I am so lazy, I usually let God wash my car in the rain.LOL He knows it true so it's okay. Coconut cream pie, that was my all time favorite pie that my MIL made. She would make that Crisco pie crust. She was the best cook two of my daughters are pretty good...they got it my MIL( grandma Francis.) not from me. LOL. Blessings for a great week to of our forecast said rain maybe a flake or two. xoxo,Susie

  12. You bake pies and you wash your car. You are so amazing. We could learn so much from you. Goad bless you.

  13. Good to have good books to got cold again here...perfect time to get on the Kindle!

  14. Well you have been busy then :) At least you don't have to count to spring anymore.

  15. When I hear coconut cream pie I think of Gillian's Island...................

  16. I just LOVE coconut cream pie! I haven't had one in such a long time... And I think I'm going to have to soon now that you've mentioned it. ;-)


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