He loves it. Or, in Sara speak, he lu-huuuuuv-es it.
But in dad-speak, it would be more like, "Yeah, that's pretty tasty."
So, in celebration of his recent birthday and his upcoming wedding anniversary, I give you Jimbo's (OMG!) Coconut Cream Pie.
Just my little way of saying thanks for continuing to take care of your little girl and even more, for teaching me a thing or two about hard work, honest words and how to keep a commitment--especially the one that begins with I do.
Recipe: Jimbo's (OMG!) Coconut Cream Pie
Thanks to Mary for posting this recipe on Allrecipes.com! All I added was a few sassy comments...and whipped cream!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
- whipped cream (optional, but let's be honest, not really)
- In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt over a medium heat; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is thick and bubbly. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes more. Remove the pan from heat. Note: Don't get nervous and turn up the heat if it doesn't get thick for awhile. This will result in a scorched mess and maybe some tears. Just. keep. stirring.
- Separate the egg yolks from whites. Note: I read in Real Simple that an easy way to separate the slippery little yolks from the whites is to use the egg shell (the jagged edge from where you broke the egg). It totally works! ...just make sure you don't get any unwanted shell in the mix. Because...ew. Beat the egg yolks slightly. Gradually stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into yolks. Return the egg mixture to the saucepan and bring the entire mixture to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes before removing the pan from heat.
- Stir butter, vanilla, and coconut into the hot mixture. Pour the hot filling into the baked pie crust. Cool. Cover and chill to store the pie if not serving immediately. Top with whipped cream unless someone strongly objects. Okay fine, if desired.
- Tell your dad he's awesome.