Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Pie

You might remember that we are studying the colonial period in the US.  Colonist ate alot of pumpkin- often it made the difference between surviving and starving.  Colonists learned about saving the seeds and growing pumpkins from the Native Americans.  They made their pumpkin pie in a square pan. 

Colonial Kids by Laurie Carlson has a delicious pumpkin pie recipe (below) that we made this week in school.  I used a store bought graham cracker crust because I thought it would taste good, but I reminded the kids that the colonists didn't to that!

Pumkin Pie
1 package instant vanilla pudding
1/2 cup milk
1 cup canned pumpkin (used a can)
1 and 1/2 tsps pumpkin pie spice
2 cups whipped topping, chilled
1 pre-baked pie shell or graham cracker pie crust
Mix the instant pubbdin and the milk in a bowl with wire wisk.
Whip it until it's completely mixed.
It will begin to thicken.
Stire in teh canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, then gently stir in the whipped topping.
Spoon the mixture into the pie crust.
Refrigerate several hours until firm.

Snippet of a break during school yesterday...

Jesse and Sophia jumping.  Listen carefully to the, "one, two, three".  Levi being made to sit quietly for a minute.

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