Dessert for Dinner-Take 2: Strawberry Cream Pie
Last night was dessert for dinner again... I see this as becoming a regular Thursday night deal. By this point in the week I'm tired, it's not quite Friday, and we're all in need of a boost.

Dessert was suppose to be a chocolate pudding of some sort, but we headed to base for the afternoon. Pudding just wouldn't hold up in the car until we arrived at our picnic place. It was hot out!

It ends up that we had a lightening storm so the plans for a walk, swimming, and a picnic were dashed BUT we still had Strawberry Cream pie as our dessert for dinner to look forward to.

All continued to be right in my children's world.

Back at home Daddy made a camp fire, lit the tiki torches, and I served up the pie.

And it was good.

If one bite is good, then eating five at once must be better...

A glass of pineapple wine from Okinawa to accompany...

We even had entertainment!

The neighborhood boys were playing baseball and we had front row seats!

Next week, perhaps I will make the pudding. Or something without strawberries... Maybe.

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Strawberry Cream Pie

6oz. cream cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar ( I used powdered)
1 1/2 pints of strawberries
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 pie crust*
( *I typically make a graham cracker)

Whip the heavy cream, vanilla, and sugar together until peaks form.
Place in a separate bowl. Beat cream cheese in mixing bowl until smooth. Add in whipping cream mixture and combine until creamy. Spread into pie crust and refrigerate.

Crush half of the berries in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Add in cornstarch (** Mix cornstarch with a small amount of fruit juice before adding to the crushed strawberries)
Cook until a medium thickness is reached. Cool.

Place the remainder of the strawberries top side down on the top of the pie. Cover with the cooled glaze. Refrigerate until set. 1-4 hours.
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