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.
- 2 pkgs instant pudding (3 oz)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1 8 oz whipped topping
- Graham cracker crust
- Fresh fruit (optional)
- Combine pudding and milk. Fold in 1/2 whipped topping.
- Line bottom of crust with fruit (optional)
- Pour pudding mix into crust.
- Top with remaining 1/2 whipped topping.
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
Suburban Sheep Shirt
If you have the same slightly sarcastic sense of humor as we do this may be the shirt for you. This design is both a commentary on suburban living and a declaration of your intent to leave it.
Styles available: t-Shirts,and hoodies.
Colors available: black, royal blue, navy blue.
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.
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?