Each week I try to write a couple of blogs and each week I try to think ahead of topics and photos to share. Because of the style that I use for my titles which as you can see rhymes with each day of the week, I really thought by now I would have run out. Of course I have had to repeat some of the words but in reality I am only limited to M, T, W, F and S. I just hope that my followers/readers don't get tired, so if you have any suggestions like my BFF Maria who sent me a bunch of words to go with my weekly blog, please send it my way by leaving a comment. Last weekend was my first weekend that I could actually get some baking and cooking done. I like checking the fridge and cupboards and figure out what I can create. First I saw a ready made pie pastry that needed to be used and wondered. Now that you can find any type of recipe on line, I did a quick search and stumble upon one called "Coconut pecan pie". The ingredients and instructions were simple. Luckily I have everything to make this pie. Once it was done, I remembered to take a photo for sharing. I immediately send a text to my BFF Jean because this is her favorite pie (two in one). She loves coconut and pecan pie. I know that if it passes the test and get her approval, the recipe will definitely be a keeper. For my next time, I am thinking of using a young coconut sport (macapuno) instead of the flaked coconut package. It will have a very fresh taste of freshly picked coconut. As for dinner that night while waiting for the pie to be done, I started preparing my pierogi or varenyky. For those of you who likes this type of dumpling, you know that it has to have caramelized onions, crispy bacon and a dollop of sour cream. I did all of that and my dinner was so yummy considering my pierogis were from a frozen box. One day I would like to make them from scratch and invite our friends to try them. Maybe I can have a Ukranian night with cabbage rolls, perogies and some sort of grilled sausages like Kielbasa or something similar.
By the way, I have already received a text from Jean giving this pie a two thumbs up and she has placed her order for a birthday pie for May. I should let her taste the variation of the recipe using the macapuno and wait for her review. I figure someone who has tasted many variety of coconut pie as well as a variety of pecan pie would be the perfect judge for this type of combo pie.