Last night we needed an extra treat for dessert so I made a neat recipe that my gran used to make called Honey Pie. She had a neighbour that kept bees and would trade jams etc. for honey periodically. I remembered this great pie after seeing it in a magazine recently. I pulled-out Grandma’s recipe and voila! I had pastry in my scary freezer made so this pie took only a few minutes to whip-up.

Whisk in a bowl; 1 tsp. vanilla, 4 eggs, 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup honey, pinch of nutmeg.

Pour into a nine inch pie shell and bake until set (about 30 minutes). Let cool at least an hour before cutting.

Last night I also put the zest of 1/2 an orange but I won’t do that again as I found the orange just totally took over.

One of the reasons we needed an extra treat was because we were eating turkey-AGAIN! This is the turkey that just wouldn’t finish. I made my lovely empanadas and then had lots of filling leftover. Come on! This was supposed to finish leftovers, not create more.

Luckily, my one-and-only had a yen for homemade tortillas so I used them to make a batch of enchilladas and FINALLY used-up that turkey. The enchilladas were terrific. I had homemade salsa, cheese, a green pepper, mushrooms and cheese on the top. Yay!

So, how am I doing in my challenge to give-up Starbucks for Lent? Not bad. Not perfect but not bad. In my defence, last week I was on holiday. One day it was raining and the only place that I could think to take the babes to run off some of her enery was to Chapters in the play area. Granted, there were lots of other places but this was quick and I was trying to get ready to go to my mom’s the next day and…and…having a coffee and playing with her there just seemed so simple. I’ll add another day to the end. 😦

On the positive side, I already see a difference in my bank account and look how cute wee one is in the kid’s shopping cart that they have there-she is obsessed with this thing. I’ll look at a yardsale for one this summer.

I know the photo is blurry but that is how quickly this kiddo moves.

I’m back to work and back to the bodum and lots of homemade muffins. The pumpkin recipe turned-out great and I would STRONGLY encourage to cut the sugar down to 2 cups instead of the obscene 4 cups called for.

Next week I think I’ll make a Greek, savoury pastry for breakfasts that I saw an example of on “No Reservations”.

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