Capsule Kitchen in a Tiny Home - 30 Days to Simplicity: Day 25

Day 25 of my 30 day blog series journaling my experiment with a Capsule Kitchen. The plan? Use 33 ingredients to create all our meals for three months. If you just joined me you can either start at Day 1 or view all Capsule Kitchen posts.

I only serve dessert on special occasions. This past Sunday, Father’s Day, was such an occasion. I asked Mike what dessert he would like & he said “pudding pie!”

Mom’s Pudding Pie

My mother-in-law makes a variation of this pie every week. She’s been able to substitute sugar- free/fat-free ingredients to fit my father-in-law’s dietary needs. I chose to make the recipe full-strength.

Mom's Pudding Pie

Ingredients:
  • 2 pkgs instant pudding (3 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 8 oz whipped topping
  • Graham cracker crust
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
Directions:
  1. Combine pudding and milk. Fold in 1/2 whipped topping.
  2. Line bottom of crust with fruit (optional)
  3. Pour pudding mix into crust.
  4. Top with remaining 1/2 whipped topping.
  5. Chill.

I cheat and fold in all the whipped topping with the pudding. It’s simpler.

I made two pies for our Father’s Day guests:

  • White chocolate pudding with fresh red raspberries.
  • Banana cream with sliced bananas.

Both pies got six thumbs up from the dads!

Yes, I Know

The ingredients in this recipe are non-list items. Well, it was a special occasion. And if The Father of my Children wants a pudding pie on Father’s Day, I will buy those non-list ingredients and make him a pudding pie.

In my defense, I did substitute almond milk—a Capsule Kitchen list item—for cow’s milk.

I’d like to find a dessert recipe that uses my Capsule Kitchen ingredients. I’ve found a few on Pinterest that I think will work.

Carrot Cake Muffins

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This recipe uses oats but no flour. It calls for maple syrup for the sweetener. I don’t have maple syrup right now. I’m thinking about subbing in honey for that.


Baked Apple

I know we will like this recipe. I may wait until fall and make this with freshly picked apples.

Skinny Banana Cookies

When my bananas are riper I’ll have my resident baker, Miranda, give these a try. We’ll substitute golden raisins or Cranraisins for the chocolate chips.

No Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

I’m thinking these bars may taste like my granola - only with less ingredients. I’ll let Miranda decide if she wants to give them a try.

Banana Ice Cream

I have some very ripe banana chunks in the freezer that would be perfect for this dessert.

Rice Pudding

I’m unfamiliar with rice pudding. But, I’d like to give this one a try in the near future.

What About Your Home?

Do you serve dessert with meals? What is your favorite dessert?

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