It's finally summer!!
Ok, not really. It's actually STILL winter but the 80° gives the feeling of summer. I'm sitting back and enjoying these temps. Could it be a sign of Global Warming? Maybe, but who cares?!? Ok, I care a little. But it's JUST. SO. NICE.
And with summer comes a craving for strawberry pie. It actually all started last week on March 14th. That would be Pi Day (3/14 = 3.14... = π = Math Joke Day). That's when the idea of strawberry pie first came up and everyone thought it sounded good. But no one wanted to actually make a pie. :(
Then yesterday it was brought up again. Unfortunately we only had about 20 minutes until dinner so I improvised.
20 MINUTE STRAWBERRY PIE
12 Dates (1 box of Walgreen's brand "Nice" dates)
1/4 C Rolled Oats
1/4 C Pecans
1/2 T water
2 C Sliced Strawberries
1 Orange - peeled & chopped
1/2 T Lemon Juice
2 T Chia Seeds
2 packets of Truvia
Put all the crust ingredients in your food processor and pulse until you have a sticky dough like consistency.
Then press the dough into the bottom of individual "cups". I made 5 but this could have EASILY made 6. :)
Next mix your filling ingredients in a bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes.
Scoop the filling over the crust and put in the fridge until ready to eat.
When I put it infront of Kai she asked "is this dessert?" and made a face!
I told her to try it...
She came back with "Mommy, I LOVE this dessert. Can we have it tomorrow too?!"
I call that a win. :D