After falling asleep around 7:00 while watching TV (it's just so exciting around here), I finally caught up and recovered from the Mother's Day marathon. I picked up more material for the critter quilt and whipped out another panel. The next one will be the Hippo. She's standing in deep water that you can see through. Interesting, right? '
In between switching back and forth from needlepoint to quilting, I've gathered more stuff for the ranch in Vail ... things like quilts, pillows, a couple of small tables, a lamp ... everything I can think of I will need that I can stuff in the rig and the Jeep. It will all be so heavy I probably won't get over 50 mph.
I also made a quick run to the grocery store. It's taken me THREE trips to get all the ingredients for the pie below. While scouting out easy to prepare frozen lunches, I spotted this. Fishless filets? WHAT?? I picked up a couple of boxes of Indian food (love it!) and hit the checkout stand. Wasn't I surprised when I got home and they were vegetarian!! AHA!!! No wonder the fishless fish. Good grief .... my chicken tikka masala had no meat. It had that horrible tofu stuff, tough and chewy rubber, with a ton of garbanzo beans. Not exactly my kind of lunch, but I ate it.
To make up for the less-than-successful lunch, I put a half frozen pork roast in the Instant Pot along with one small bottle of pepsi cola. In 50 minutes I had the best pulled pork EVER!! Unfortunately, this time I cooled the liquid, scraped off the grease and added it back to the meat. Big mistake. It's okay if you want a chili verde type dish, but for tacos, it's too juicy. The bottom fell out of my tortilla depositing all that goodness in my lap. I know, I should eat at the table like my mother said.
Then I set about whipping up the lemonade cream cheese pie. Sound delicious, right? Welllllllll this one just might be headed for the cemetery. I think I've finally hit the end of my winning streak. First off, I just KNEW that 2/3 of a cup of butter for the graham cracker crumb crust was too much, but I followed the recipe anyway. It was WAY too much. After baking, it was a gooey mess.
When I whipped the lemon pudding mix with only 5 ounces of milk, I thought it was WAY too thick. Pretty much I was right. The cream cheese and the lemonade came out beautifully, but was no match for the pudding. Finally somewhat mixed up, I put it in the pie shell, now hard as a rock. Two hours later it got the taste test. It really didn't taste too bad until I got to the rock hard crust. I needed a jackhammer.
I'm going to try another piece today ... maybe the filling will soak into the crust a little. Otherwise, it's destined for the shovel!!
On today's schedule is another Elks dinner and meeting. This time it's sponsored by the Cattlemen, so you KNOW I'm attending, along with a hundred others who are looking for a cheap steak. The steaks are awesome, the price usually $15.00. In the meantime, I've got boxes of stuff by the back door to be packed in the rig. The weather is heating up to over 100 by the end of the week, so I need to get cracking!!