Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Weekend :Green Custard

 The little guy had a great Easter party at school yesterday.  Fallowed by a full day of egg dying at home today. He has been busy all morning with the eggs while I have been busy cooking for our dinner after church Sunday.  I boiled him 18 eggs.  Half store bought and half fresh from a neighbor (the brown ones).  We plan to hide them this afternoon for him to find and then he wants to help turn them into deviled eggs which is one of his favorite way to eat them. 

He is still in there going strong while I am waiting on water to boil once again.  He has a tiny little dropper so he can make the perfect lines just where he wants them in the exact color he wants.  He has even made a special egg just for me and of course he is going to hide it so I will have to find it all by myself. 

Since he was having such a fun time with all of the color, I could not help but to get into the spirit a little too.  I decided instead of just a plain old custard that I would spice it up with a little color.  (My dad may kill me for ruining his favorite pie, but hey its Easter he will get over it. Plus I can always say the kid did it and everything will be ok. He is never mad at the kid.)

I took the same recipe my great grandmother used:
4 eggs
1/2cup evaporated milk
1/2cup whole milk
1/3cup suger
1tblsp butter
1tsp vanilla
one very deep pie shell (made from scratch or store bought, your choice)

After adding the eggs and milk into my magic bullet, the kitchen one (not the fun one), I added four drops of blue food coloring.  Plugged it in and mixed it up.  It turned out to be a cute little green color.  So I placed it in the oven at 350 until the top turned a nice golden brown and the middle jiggling was down to a minimum.  Pulled it out and very carefully pulled off the top brown part to reveal the cute green custard underneath.  Hopefully everyone will like it.  If not me and my son will eat it!  It looks a little bubbly since I was in a hurry and did not bounce the pie shell to release all the bubbles.  I will not win any awards with it, but it made my son happy and that is all that counts for me. Oh and the taste is amazing with the fresh eggs too.


  1. Looks like pizza :-) and looks really interesting. We eat custard without any crust, so it was interesting to see yours.

  2. Well it looks more like 'The Grinch Stole Christmas' or a swampy mess for Halloween, but the kid loved it and thought it was fun. The taste was still there rich and smooth. You should try a good flaky crust next time. A great pie crust makes everything better ;)Let me know how you like it.