Saturday, February 4, 2012

Her First Pie!

When organizing our over-flowing box of recipe cards, I came across a recipe for an easy and yummy Cranberry Pie. A simple yet delicious success, it is a great recipe for every aspiring chef.

 Requests being made frequently to help in the kitchen, Laura came running when she heard that I needed help...

and she made her very first pie!

Cranberry Pie
8oz. Cream Cheese, softened 
{made fresh from our abundance of real milk}
1c. Powdered Sugar
16oz. Jellied or Whole-berry Cranberry Sauce
8oz. Whipped Topping 
{made fresh from our abundance of real milk}
2 Graham Cracker Crusts {8"} Pie Shells

First she beat the cream cheese and sugar together and performed a taste test {I never need to ask her to do that!}. Then the little peanut opened the Cranberry sauce and stirred into the cream cheese and sugar mixture. {Taste test again}. I taught her how to {gently} fold in whipped topping and then we spooned the filling into the crusts {taught her a little math here: you have to split the filling in half to make two pies}. After tasting one last time, she put the lids on and we brought them to the freezer ~ until serving. 

What a happy little homemaker she is - and feels so successful, too.
Good job, Laura!


Emma said...

What a face! So cute!
Emma from,

Adventures of the Rocking C said...

That was such a cute post!!!

Hayley said...

How adorable!

Rachel said...

Aww, too precious! :D What a delight to have such little hands (but a big helper!) in the kitchen!

Mmm, that looks and sounds to tasty Jenna, thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

God Bless!

Rachel said...

***I just remembered, we have a bunch of leftover cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving still - perfect! ;D


Elizabeth said...

So cute!! Growing up so fast, too. ;) Don't they always?!?

Glad to be back on the Blogger world, though I have found I don't need to spend as much time on it as I was. :)


Charis said...

what a neat big sister! :) what precious memories for her!

Emily N. said...

So adorable!!

Cinnamon said...

Can you come organize my recipes? Oh please, please, pretty, pretty please? :-)

And bring that darling Mama of yours with you okay? Okay! I'll be waiting with my cup of tea for you all :-)


Esther said...

Aw, she looks so adorably happy! :) So, so cute. I feel like giving her a big squashing hug, but since I'm on the other side of the world I guess you'll have to do it for me!


April said...

Dear Jenna.

What a beautiful post! Sometimes when I'm on my way to work I ask myself how it would be like living on your farm with your wonderful family... God will make a way and I am doing my best to become a good Christian and a homemaker one day. Thank you for sharing your life and being such an inspiration to me and others!

Love from far-away Germany,

Mikailah said...

How sweet!! :)

The Princess said...

Awww, she's so adorable! And very ahead in her homemaker-training, isn't she? So sweet!

His Princess,

Stephanie said...

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goatmilker said...

Love that smile! Rebekah

CreativityStartsHere said...

CUTE! :)

simplicity said...

How precious!! So glad your sisters are learning such good homemaking skills. May God bless you and your family!