Old Fashioned Chocolate Meringue Pie is just like the pie your grandma used to make but only easier. You can save a lot of time and effort by making the chocolate filling in your microwave.
We got some freezing rain and sleet yesterday and again this afternoon so the kids were out of school today.
We found out yesterday evening that they were going to be out so we knew that we were going to get to sleep late in the morning.
Mike went ahead and went to work but the rest of us slept in. I had to log in to work at 8 am but I stayed in bed as long as possible.
Noah is a morning person and I’m pretty sure he was awake for quite a while but he stayed in his bed until I came out of my room at about 8 am.
We had breakfast and then Emily and Noah played on the computer while I handled some work calls.
I told them that there would be absolutely no fighting, fussing, or arguing while I was in my office but they could come to the door if there was an emergency.
They were good and I didn’t hear them arguing at all.
Mike’s office closed at 11 am so he came home and they hung out until lunch.
I hadn’t planned for everyone to be home so it was peanut butter and honey sandwiches for the win!
Early afternoon, the precipitation kicked up again and the hard surfaces were covered with sleet and snow and ice.
I wasn’t willing to go outside but I took a picture out the window.
For supper, I made smoked bacon-wrapped chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, and green beans.
Then we had a chocolate pie for dessert. We’re all spoiled!
We get good food like this all the time.
I make this smoked chicken quite often and freeze the individual breasts.
Whenever I want a healthy meal, I just pull one out and defrost it and put it with some veggies.
The chocolate pie was just a snow day surprise. I’d had some pre-made pie crusts in the freezer for a while that I’d been meaning to use. I figured what better day than this?
I meant to get really fancy and take a picture of a slice of pie for you, but we ate it when it was still warm and the slices didn’t come out pretty at all.
The other issue that I have to think about is that we always eat on paper plates and that doesn’t make a very pretty picture.
Where can I get a selection of inexpensive but pretty plates/saucers/dishes? Or should I just do simple white plates for my blog pictures?
Well, the schools have already announced that there is no school again tomorrow so we’ll have to figure out something fun to do.
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For pie filling
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 5 Tbsp cocoa
- 3 Tbsp flour
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 stick margarine
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 baked pie shell
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar (optional)
- Stir together sugar, cocoa, and flour together in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add in egg yolks and milk then stir until combined.
- Cook in the microwave on full power for 2 minutes. Stir. Cook 3 more minutes. Stir. Continue cooking in 2-minute intervals until thick and pudding-like consistency.
- Stir in margarine and vanilla then pour into baked pie shell.
- Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a glass bowl until foamy, add in sugar 1 Tbsp at a time. Beat until stiff peaks form.
- Spread on top of pie filling. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes until browned.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 1gSugar: 50gProtein: 6g
Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.