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Month: February 2009

Coconut Chess Pie

I made two pies on Sunday because for some reason I felt like making pies. This is not a normal because I usually like to make cakes with cookies being the next choice. Looking around I searched for ingredients I needed to use up. I have an excess amount of coconut left over form the holiday season I have stored in the freezer. I did not have an excess of whipping cream to make a Coconut Cream pie so a custard type pie came to my mind. Chess Pies are a southern United States type of custard pie. A more original chess pie version would had likely used cornmeal instead of white four. The old recipe actually does not stipulate the type of flour. I ended up being being glad I prepared this old recipe I have not prepared in a long time. It was delicious.

Coconut Chess Pie

9″ pastry shell, unbaked


3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tablespoon margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine eggs, sugar, flour and margarine and beat well. Blend in milk and vanilla. Sprinkle coconut over the pie shell and pour mixture over the top. Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Hawaiian Corned Beef and Cabbage

This is a simple meal that can be prepared very quickly. The only different is it has an Asian twist to the dish with the addition of soy. I calculated for 6 people but this is very small meat servings of about 2 oz each. This is why this has been a popular meal in Hawaii because much of the food must be shipped in.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 can corned beef
Medium head cabbage
1 small onion chopped
black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons soy
salt to taste

Heat the pan with oil and saute the corned beef, onion and cabbage until the cabbage is firm but not soggy. Add the other ingredients and cook until heat through.


Corned beef 2.62
Cabbage 2.01
Total: 4.63

Price for 6 = .77 USD per person

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