I'm so proud of Clayton and his finished project! Clayton works so hard for our little family, and I am in constant awe of his drive and ambition!
Isn't it beautiful?!
Now for some recipes!
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
I made this pie (coutesy of Paula Deen) before we left Young Harris, and it's a delicious treat!
Crust (My favorite, courtesy of Barefoot Contessa!)
1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unslated butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 (9-inch) graham cracker crust
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling, chilled
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl. Press into pie pan and bake for 10 minutes on 350 degrees. Cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add the milk; stir until well blended. Stir in the lemon juice and vanilla.
Pour the filling into the crust and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
Top with the pie filling before serving.
Chicken Lettuce Cups
For you P.F. Chang's fans, I found this recipe for their lettuce wraps online! I tried this recipe last week and they were SO GOOD!
2 chicken breasts, sliced thinly or cut into small cubes
8 button mushrooms, cut into small pieces
2 cans of water chestnuts, cut into small pieces
2 small cloves of garlic, diced
2 bunches of green onions, finely chopped
1 small bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1/3 cup of hoisin sauce (really use any amount you like - adjust it to your taste)
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
canola or veg oil
Directions:Cook the chicken in oil until almost done, then drop in the garlic for about a minute. Add the mushrooms and water chestnuts. Cook for another minute or so, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce, mix to coat; add green onions and cilantro. Cook for another minute or so.
Serve with lettuce. I also made some asian noodles (out of a box) that were delicious with it!