Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie- Easter dessert!

Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie

3 eggs divided
1 (14 oz) can Eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Realemon
1tsp grated lemon rind
1 graham cracker crust
1/4 tsp cream tartar
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven 350. In medium bowl beat egg yolks, stir in sweetened condensed milk,Realemon and rind. Pour into crust. In a small bowl, beat eggs whites with cream of tartar until foamy, gradually add the sugar, beating until stiff but not dry.
Spread meringue on top of pie, sealing carefully to edge of pie. Bake 15 minutes or until meringue is light brown or golden brown. Cool. Chill before serving. Enjoy! This would make a wonderful addition to your Easter Lunch!
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U Pick Them Farms!

With Spring now upon us be sure to check out the U-Pick fruit farms! Here is a list for Alabama.

Sunshine Farms in Chilton County is absolutely the best place in Central Alabama for Strawberries!. Very family oriented - inflatables for the kids and much more.
http://www.sunshinefarms.com/id21.html (This place came highly recommended).

Bob & Joyce Balch - Blueberries 361 Lake View Drive, Sterrett, AL 35147. (205) 672-2526. Directions: South of B’ham on 280 E: Left on Hwy 43, go 14 miles left on Hwy 55 & Hwy 43 Junction. Follow signs Call for times of opening

Bryant Vineyards - muscadines 1265 portland Street, Tarrant City, AL, 35217. Phone: 256-268-2638.

Dale and Lea Callahan - muscadines and scuppernongs 144 Tall Timber Road, Alabaster, AL 35007. Phone: 205-663-7090. Email us at: lea@askdrcallahan.com. Directions: Alabaster exit on I65. Take 119 south 3 miles. Turn right on CR 12 (Butler Road) and go 1 mile to Tall Timber Road. We are at the end of the road. Click here for a map to our farm. We are open August, September. Our hours are: Call for appointment. Late August through September.

John T Lyon - Blueberries, tomatoes, okra, watermelons 1700 Hwy 56, Wilsonville, AL 35186. Phone: (205) 669-9205. Directions: Between Columbiana & Wilsonville; approx. 8 miles south of Hwy 280 & 23 miles south of B’ham. Open: Sunrise to sunset 7 days a week

Larry and Susan Wyatt - muscadines 5909 South Shades Crest Road, Bessemer, AL 35023. Phone: 205-428-0254. NOTE: This appears to be sales from a home residence, so please be considerate and don't call after dark, or before 9 am.

Morgan Creek Vineyards - Blueberries 181 Morgan Creek Lane, Harpersville, AL 35078. Phone: (205) 672-2053. Directions: US Hwy 280 E to Harpersville, right at light on Co Hwy 25, go ½ mi, take right on Co Rd 444, go 0.6 miles take left on Dead Hollow Road. Farm ½mile on right. Open: June 15 - August 15, Blueberries. Open: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm.

Bentley Farms - Peaches, nectarines, sweet potatoes. 20466 U.S. Highway 31 South, Thorsby, 800-489-3762. Open: May 25 to August 15, daylight to dark.

Cleckler Farm - peas, beans 2575 County Road 490, Verbena, AL, 36091. Phone: 205-755-2752. Directions: Highway 31S, turn left at Peach Park onto Bradberry Lane. Go East to stop sign, and then straight across Co. Road 490 (dirt road) for ½ mile and farm is on left.

Charles Culp Farms - Peaches, apples, nectarines, plums. 11602 County Road 51, Jemison, 205-688-4553. Open: May 10 to August 30, 7 am to 5:30 p.m.

Ray Cooedy Farms - Peaches, plums, tomatoes. 249 County Road 412, Clanton, 205-755-5315 or 205-755-9326. Open: April 5 to September 5, 7 am to 7 p.m. (Note: They stopped growing strawberries after 2003)

Doster Farm - blueberries 6525 County Road 16, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-755-9763. Directions: From Clanton, take Al. Hwy. 22, turn left on Co. Road 37, and right on Co. Road 16. Farm is ½ mile on left. Open: All day/7 days a week. Crops available: June and July. Please call before you come.

G & G Farms - strawberries, prepicked produce 592 County Road 422, Clanton, AL 35045. Phone: 205-337-2649. Fax: 205-755-0607. Email: mailto:gandgfarms@gmail.com?subject=Inquiry%20from%20a%20visitor%20to%20www.PickYourOwn.org. Directions: From highway 31 south out of Clanton take County Road 7 ( Just past Wal Mart ) to the right, go approximately 2.5 miles to County Road 422, take right , go approximately 1.25 miles and farm will be on left!. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June. Open: Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm; Closed Sunday; Strawberries: April through June; we're opening the week of April 6th ( Call before you come ) . We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, only. 4 quart containers provided, discounts allowed on customer furnished containers ( 4 quart ). (ADDED: January 07, 2009) (UPDATED: March 31, 2009)

Grand Old Strawberry and Pumpkin Patch - strawberries, pumpkins, fall decorative items, hay maze, giant maze 1901 Lay Dam Road, Clanton, 205-755-4553. Directions: From I-65, take Exit 212 & go south toward Clanton. Located 3/4 mile on right. Open: Monday to Saturday 8 am to dark, Sunday 1-5 pm, Schools welcome Monday to Friday, 9-12, Call for picking days. Crops available: Apr - mid-May; Strawberry Festival 4/28-5/11). Pumpkins, fall decorative items (October). $5 Admission (Oct): covered wagon ride to patch and choice of pumpkin; family activities, arts & crafts

McCraw Farms - nectarines, peaches, plums, Honey from hives on the farm, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, school tours7299 County Road 15, Maplesville, AL 36750. Phone: 334-366-4263. Email: mailto:mccraw27@bellsouth.net?subject=Inquiry. Directions: From Clanton Alabama take hwy. 22 west about 9 miles to McCraw Peach sign on left of hwy. turn left here onto county road 15, continue about 3 miles we are on the right at the McCraw Peach sign. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in May, June, July, August. Open: 7 days a week from 7am to 6pm. Early peaches: May 15th. Plums: May 15th through June, Nectarines, June 10th through July 10th, Peaches: other varieties of peaches ready June 1st through August 15th,we have a different variety ready about every week or 10 days during this time. Payment: Cash, Check. We have Free recipes, Free canning and freezing information available here from our local Extension office, Also seasonal vegetables available. 2008 prices: U-Pick peaches $7, Nectarines $8, Plums $10, all per 8 quart basket. We supply the picking containers, then empty into bags or your containers after picking. If you wish to take the picking basket you may for $1 more per basket.

Petals from the Past - blueberries, blackberries, figs, muscadines, persimmons, kiwi, flowers16034 County Road 29, Jemison, AL 35085. Phone: 205-646-0069.

Info@petalsfromthepast.com. Crops available: blueberries (May 21-July 7); Blackberries (June); figs ( Sept.); flowers (seasonal - all summer). The fields are open to u-pick Tuesday-Saturday 9-5 and Sunday from 1-5. Muscadines are now available for u-pick or already picked . Oriental Persimmons and Kiwi are also available. Directions: Take Jemison Exit 219 off I-65; travel West to Smokey Hollow Restaurant; left onto County Road 29 for 1 mile. Open: 9-5 Tues-Saturday, 1-5 Sunday. Please call before you come.
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This tip came from Cha Ching Queen at http://www.chachingqueen.com/ Thanks for sharing!!

Don’t forget to get your free food at Denny’s tomorrow.

Many restaurants are offering special deals and coupons to help customers out in hard times.In February, Denny’s gave away two million Grand Slam breakfasts.

Tomorrow, April 8, from 6am -2pm, Denny’s will have the "Pass Along Grand Slam Kindness" promotion. You get a free Grand Slamwich with the purchase of a Grand Slam. It’s basically 2 meals for the price of one.

The Grand Slamwich, normally $4.99, is a grilled potato bread sandwich with scrambled eggs, seasoned sausage, bacon, shaved ham, American cheese grilled, mayonnaise, and a maple spiced spread. It includes a side of hash browns.



Now, TGI Fridays is offering deals and promotions in April as well.Members of the Give Me More Stripes club, can get an appetizer for a penny with the purchase of any beverage in the bar and a buy one entrée, get the second for a $1.

Even if you are not a member of the Give Me More Stripes club, you can still take advantage of other coupon deals and promotions.

These deals include buy one get on free Jack Daniels entrees, and buy one lunch get one free.
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