Monday, October 29, 2012

Meal Planning Mondays: Haack Lady Mummy Spooktacular and The First Place Grand Prize Undefeated Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Pie That Was Technically Never Entered into any Contest. you can see....

 we are a mummy extravaganza this year!

and for once, i decided to not sit out and instead be the cool mom and join in...

a moment which culminated in all its shining cool mom glory when i
got myself ready first

then marched all zombie like out to the backyard where my girls
were jumping on the trampoline
and spookily proclaimed....

"Mmmmmmummy is RRrrrready Girrrrrrls......"

let's just say embarrassment over one's parent is
apparently not something only reserved for teenagers.

we won the family costume contest at our church's annual Trunk or Treat Party 
{except poor Tyler got held up late at work and didn't have time to dress up so instead got to come as the poor hardworking sticks out like a sore non mummy thumb Dad instead - yay! Don't worry, he'll join us on Halloween instead}


winning that definitely consoled me over the evening's previous devastation,
which leads me this:

Going along with my theme of joining in on the party full shabang style, I decided to actually bake a pie and enter it into the infamous pie contest. I won in 2010 and let's be real, once is never enough. I want the award line-up that home-cook church mama legends are made of. So, I got to work searching for the perfect new pie to enter.

I went to Target for supplies. Unloaded all the children. Realized after unloading all children that I had forgotten my purse. Reloaded all children. Drove to parent's office in town and begged for cash. Received cash. Went back to Target. Unloaded children. Bought supplies. Reloaded children. Drove home. Unloaded Children. Baked pie. Amazing pie. Reloaded children. Arrived at church. Unloaded children. Walked triumphantly in....
"oh, we aren't holding a pie contest this year. didn't you hear the announcement?"

{insert a load of W.T.FmormonFbombsubstitutes}


However, I was told by numerous folks who tried a slice that it definitely would have been first place no doubt about it.

and i'm sure the fact that they were telling this to a crying mummy mommy kicking and moaning on the floor had nothing to do with it.


You're gonna want to serve this at Thanksgiving. Promise.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Streusel Pie

You'll need:
9 inch pie crust (I like graham cracker myself)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with pastry; trim and flute edge. Refrigerate while preparing filling. In a large bowl, beat the pumpkin, milk, sugars, eggs, flour, salt and spices until blended; transfer to crust.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Spoon evenly over pumpkin layer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the first five topping ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts; sprinkle over filling. Cover edge with foil to prevent overbrowning.
  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 50-60 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack. Serve within 2 hours or refrigerate, covered, until cold. Yield: 10 servings.

Adapted from Taste of Home

1 comment:

Joan said...

What a clever idea! I love this mummy family :)
PS: Thank you for the sweet compliments on my blog. Totally laughed when I read your comment about the single blackberry :) The truth is it was the fattest pic I could find of myself.