A lot to take in tonight. So lets start with something that caught my eye this morning. Another flower the deer did not eat. I can not tell you how happy I am that there are flowers in front of our house.
What could make me happier? Tonight’s dinner was, dare I say… Amazing! Steak and Potato Salad with Green Beans. I got the steak at Robert’s Food Center. They had their 20% off meat sale, so you will be seeing a lot of meat the next few days! A nice Sirloin Steak for $12.50. Enough for both of us with leftovers … I am thinking steak and eggs for breakfast…
I took the steak out of the fridge about an hour before dinner and coated it with salt and pepper. That’s all. Chris grilled it, perfectly. Delicious!
8 ounces trimmed sugar snap peas
1 bunch radishes, trimmed, sliced
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
10 graham crackers
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
One 15-ounce can cream of coconut
1¼ cups milk
Pinch of salt
⅓ cup cornstarch
¾ cup granulated sugar
4 egg yolks
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
¼ cup granulated sugar
Toasted shredded coconut, as needed for garnish
Make the crust: In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the graham crackers until they form fine crumbs. Transfer the crumbs (you should have about 2 cups) to a bowl and add the sugar and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are moistened.
Press the graham-cracker mixture into a pie plate to form a crust, bringing it up the side and onto the edge of the plate. Press firmly to ensure the crust is even. Transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes.
Make the filling: In a medium pot, bring the cream of coconut, milk and salt to a boil over medium heat.
While the mixture heats, whisk the cornstarch with the granulated sugar to combine in a medium-size heat-safe bowl. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract; mix to combine.
When the cream of coconut mixture has come to a boil, pour it slowly into the egg mixture while whisking constantly to combine.
Return the mixture to the pot and continue to cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is very thick and large bubbles start to break through at the center, 7 to 9 minutes.
Assemble the pie: Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming as it cools. Refrigerate until fully cooled, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Make the topping: Whip the cream and sugar to medium peaks. Top the pie with the whipped cream and garnish with the toasted coconut. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Serve directly from the fridge. The pie will keep, refrigerated and covered, for up to two days.