Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sweet! (and a Little Farm Humor)



It’s sweet corn time around here.  The kids and I have been super busy picking and shucking.  I have been busy blanching and freezing all this yumminess.  And we have been gorging ourselves with corn on the cob EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!

corn-1 corn

We are truly blessed with a wonderful, abundant crop this year!


When I haven’t been busy in the garden I’ve been whipping up super easy, delicious, and sweet items such as these.

chocolate pie 

Triple Chocolate Pie  (adapted substantially from a recipe in Kraft Foods)

1 pkg(3.9) vanilla instant pudding

1 pkg(3.9) chocolate instant pudding

2 c  cold milk

1 pre-baked 9” pie crust

1 16 oz tub whipped topping, thawed and divided

1/2 c  milk chocolate chips

1 T  milk

1/4 c  mini chocolate chips

Melt chocolate chips and milk in microwave on high at 30 second increments. Stirring after each 30 seconds, until smooth. Spread onto the bottom of the pie shell.  Beat pudding mixes and milk in large bowl with whisk for 2 minutes. Spread 1 1/2 cups of the pudding into the pie shell. Stir 1  1/2 cups whipped topping and 1/4 c  mini chocolate chips into remaining pudding.  Top the pie with whipped topping.  Refrigerate. Sprinkle top with chocolate shavings or mini chocolate chips before serving, if desired.

This has become my children’s favorite pie!  They are currently requesting another one…the sooner the better!




Blackberry Lemonade

1 c  Blackberry Juice (cook down berries and drain through wire sieve. Sorry no measurements on amount of berries I just always guesstimate)

1- 1 1/4 c  lemon juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)

3/4- 1 c  sugar

Cold water to fill a 2 quart pitcher.

Place all ingredients in pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill before serving. The variables on the lemon juice and sugar is due to differing tastes whether you want it sweet or with a bit of a twang. We like it with a bit of pucker!

My kids love this and 2 quarts is never enough!


Now I suggest you don’t serve both the pie and lemonade in the same setting.  Not only does chocolate and lemonade repel one another, but a sugar overload is likely to occur!


And a little humor…..

Out here in the country we don’t have the seasons of spring and fall. WE  have the seasons of MUD and FLIES.  I noticed the other day that FLY season has begun.  We have dusted off our weapons of defense and have been whacking and smacking away.  This afternoon I asked my middle son how many flies he had killed after lunch. 

He replied, “Four.”

To which my youngest son not to be outdone said, “I killed two while they were mating!”

Oh Yeah!  Just a bit of reproduction stopped dead in its tracks! Way to go Boy!

I just couldn’t stop chuckling about this since it was said in pure farmboy/homeschool innocence!


  1. Oh goodness those boys! That's so funny!

  2. Your youngest son cracks me up! ;o) So silly!

    I think I've told you before how much I love fresh corn. So much so, that the pictures of the corn made me salivate more than the chocolate pie did. That's not normal. :o) Have fun silking and shucking all those - it def makes it more fun when it's a team effort!

  3. lans sake!

    I'm heading out to the freezer tonight to thaw some blackberries to make this tomorrow!!!

    love your new header.

    And the corn is to.die.for!

    Ours was mostly beaten by the winds and eaten by squirrels{did I spell that right?}

    can you believe that???!!!
    they would be seen carrying an ear all the way up our oak funny.

    And homeschool humor is the best:)

  4. Corn on the cob = our very fav!! Even lil Malachi is an old pro at chomping that corn off the cob. :) It's so cute to watch!

    Ha! Got a great laugh over the flies mating. ;) Gotta love farm life.

  5. You're right! All of the above is - SWEET!!

    Our Corn-y Party is tomorrow. 1,000+ ears of corn being done up tomorrow.

    Wish me well... ;)

  6. Oh my goodness that blackberry lemonade sounds delicious!

    And your boys are hilarious :)

  7. Too cute! You are making me so hungry with this post!

    Our corn is just starting to form up. Can't wait to eat as much corn as we want. We love corn!

    Blessings to you,

  8. The lemonade sounds perfect!

    It is fly season here too, the mosquitoes seem to have disappeared (for some strange reason) but I'm not too sad about that. We've been waging war against the flies in the house too... and from one country mom of boys to another... I can totally see that conversation happening here too!

  9. the pie looks delicious and sounds easy to make. thanks for sharing your recipe!

    the fly story made me giggle. that is tooo funny!
    sounds like something that would be said in my house.

  10. I love the farmboy/homeschool innocence comment about the mating flies! *chuckle*

    And flies, yes, we've got them too.

    Yay for sweet corn! I froze 100 cups today. That stuff just never really gets old does it?

  11. I have to agree with Sarah Kate! The corn struck me with a craving more than the chocolate pie. But i have to tell you those recipes look amazing!

    Love the sweet humor that comes from your boys!


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