Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rice Flour in a lemon pie does not work - and winner of the Seventh Gen giveaway!

I work all the time towards making a lemon meringue pie. Every summer I make them and either make the lemon perfect, but burn the meringue, or make the meringue perfect but the eggs seperate. Well this Easter I tried using rice flour as a healthy alternative to all purpose white flour...well that DIDNOT work!!! It turned the lemony pudding mixture, even when chilled into a soupy watery mess. The meringue and graham cracker crust turned out well though. After dinner Martin and I went to our apt and I took it out of the fridge, he said to stick it in the freezer for 10 minutes so I did. After 10 minutes, still no cigar...this lemon pie was not hardening!! He said to serve it in mugs...he's so inventive. So I starting spooning the pie well mess is the only way to call it, into mugs. As I'm doing this, Martin zones out into the tv and I start cracking up. He just looks at me when I do this, and looks away. Like - oh its just my wife cracking up again. And I couldn't stop, its so funny when I get into giggly moods like this, and for whatever reason maybe it was the nervousness of serving this weird pie mixture or that I had such high expectations for this first pie of the year that were smashed to the ground. But I was cracking up. And everytime Martin turned to look at me with a blank stare or I took a look at the mess that was my first lemon pie, it got worse. I couldn't even spoon the mess into the mugs. I was full blown now, I sat down on the kitchen floor with my pie spatula and laughed and laughed so hard I cried. Eventually I took a deep breath and stood up. I was going to serve my mess of a lemon pie without even ice cream, cause we were out. I brought the mugs downstairs and my sweet in laws ate the mess pie in the mugs...while saying it was delicious. They are such good people.

Okay and for the winner of the Seventh Generation Giveaway is ... #9!!!!!! Using random.org, comment #9 who is Practically Spent wins!! Check out her blog at practicallyspent.blogspot.com. I will be emailing the winner and if there is no response after 48 hours, I'll pick another.
Thank you for entering!!!!

and here's a pie pic for you:)

(the wine doesn't go in the pie, thats for me:))



  1. Nikki, I'm super excited to be the winner. The products will certainly put to good use!

    BTW, rice flour is my new love in baking. And after having used it a bit, I can see where you might have had difficulties. Better to laugh than cry...or laugh AND cry ~ all the same, right?

  2. lol yes I guess it is!!! thanks for the words of encouregement!:) Maybe I just need to use it in a different recipe:) I'm so excited for you!! the products are AMAZING!!

  3. Hilarious! Eating pie out of a mug? Heck, I'd do it. Of course, I'd have to cook....

  4. Oh how I wish to have seen that on a video. hahaha. And what good sports your inlaws are.

  5. Thanks so much for visiting me on my SITS Day! I am finally getting the chance to meet and greet the fabulous ladies who showed some love for me. Following you and hope to see you at Theta Mom again! :)

  6. I really like when recipes don't work and we still share them, I think it makes us normal:)


  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog for the last Friday Follow! I'm returning the follow! (I apologize for the delay, I just got back from a fun filled camping trip!)

    Micael :)


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