Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Strawberry Pie and Healthy Alternatives {Holiday Recipes}

Today is the kick off of my 30 Days of Christmas Goodies. I will be sharing yummy holiday goodies for you to make, serve your family, take to parties and some yummy food gift ideas. I'll also have some Christmas giveaways during this time, too!
If you have any treats that you would like featured on my blog, leave a comment and make sure that I have your email information. Not all treats have to be unhealthy so keep checking in to get healthy version of old favorites. I will be sharing drinks, cookies, pies and more!

Christmas Strawberry Pie

This is one of the easiest pies ever. I love this for Christmas because it is red. I typically use fresh strawberries but sometimes good ones are not available in the fall and winter so the pie below was made with thawed frozen strawberries. Normally I add the top green of the berry to the pie for decoration which will give you the traditional green and red dessert! 

Christmas Strawberry Pie

Ingredients
1 1/2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/8 t. salt
3 oz. pkg strawberry gelatin mix
4 c. strawberries, hulled and sliced or frozen thawed

1 graham cracker crust
garnish: whipped cream and green tops

Directions
1-Make or buy a graham cracker crust.

2-Clean all the berries and slice or thaw and slice.
3-In a 2 quart sauce pan stir together water, sugar, cornstarch and salt on medium heat.
4-Bring to a boil while stirring.
5-Add in dry gelatin mix until dissolved. 
6-Remove from heat and pour 1/4 of gelatin mixture into crust. 
7-Arrange strawberries in crust and pour remaining gelatin mixture over the top. If you have extra gelatin mixture don't worry you didn't do anything wrong. Sometimes I'll have up to 1/4 extra depending on the weight of the berries.
8-Cover and refrigerate until set, 2-3 hours. Serve with whipped cream. Serves 




TAKE THE *HOLIDAY TRIM CHALLENGE* of 2014  I do not use artificial sweeteners so what can we make or bring to a holiday gathering using strawberries that *doesn't include artificial sweeteners* but strawberries as the feature??? 

*****Leave a comment here or on any of my social media channels with your holiday trim challenge recipe or alternatives. I will be taking all the comments on the holiday trim challenge and entering all into a hat. The winner will get a $25 Amazon gift card. CHECK in daily to participate! I'll be adding the alternatives to this blog post as well!*******


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Here is my menu for the week!

Monday - Taco Soup
Tuesday-leftovers and Grilled cheese sandwiches
Wednesday - Tangy Meatball Subs and Ranch & Bacon Pasta Salad
Thursday- Breakfast for Dinner - Crustless Spinach Quiche, Bacon and Fruit Salad
Friday- Easiest Chili Ever for Fall Bonfire
Weekend - French Onion Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Dessert Peanut Butter Frosting on the Peanut Butter Pan Cake

I hope you enjoyed my Menu Planning Monday ideas. Feel free to go through the recipe box for other options. I don't know about you but I do find Dinner time menu planning easier in the fall because you can use your crockpot more!  I've linked up at OrgJunkie's Menu Plan Monday but not hosting my weekly link party until after the Holidays!  


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