Once a week I go through the food items in the fridge to make sure nothing is going bad or maybe growing moldy. This weekend I noticed we have a bag of red grapes that we have not been eating. The reason, we really did not think it was that great texture and taste wise. So I did not want to throw it away, so I research for something I could do with it. The only one that I could do using the grapes and what I already have in the pantry is making Grape Jelly. It was not difficult at all and since I don't have a lot of grapes, I made a small batch which resulted in two small jars and one regular. Since it will only be good for six months, I will share it with my MIL's friend Sylvia as she loves the Orange marmalade I have made before. After finishing the jelly, I realized I still have one pie crust that needed to be used by the end of February. The last time I made the Coconut Pecan pie which was really delicious that I was able to share half of the pie with my friend Jean. I always wondered what it would taste if I use the young coconut sport aka Macapuno to replace the flaked coconuts. Surprisingly enough, it worked and the pie is even tastier than the first one I made. I am calling it the Macapuno Pecan Pie. It is truly amazing what you can make if you are creative and not afraid of trying a variety of things that you have not made before. By the way, this weekend I decided to make crepes for breakfast using the recipe from the box of Pancake mix. Since I was the only one having these, I cut the recipe in half which produced a total of seven crepes. Instead of syrup, I used the dulce de leche made by a friend. So so yummy!
|Home made crepes with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and dulce de leche.|
|Home made Grape Jelly|
|Macapuno Pecan Pie|