Momma Mel

I have trouble passing up a dare…

September 16, 2011
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So when I saw ‘Impossible Pie’ as a recipe in the ‘Albany Young Farm Wives’ cookbook, I couldn’t resist. Printed in 2000, Nana got this as a gift from my Grandma (Pappy’s momma) who still lives in Albany, Missouri where Pappy grew up. It is a small town almost to the Iowa border that holds a special place in my heart. No trip is complete without eating something my Grandma has made, and I LOVE the family reunions with all the yummy home style food!

Anyway- the Impossible Pie. At first glance, it looks pretty simple, and in all honesty isn’t difficult at all. In fact, Riley Bug helped me with every step of it (but refused to try even a single bite!)

This recipe was turned in by Denise McConkey, even though the credit goes to her mother, Harriet McConkey. (Side note: Pappy just informed me he and Denise went to school together. I love small towns!)

Impossible Pie

4 Eggs

1 Cup Sugar

1/2 Cup melted oleo (I used unsalted butter, since that’s what I had in the fridge)

1 Cup Coconut

1/2 Cup Flour

2 Cups Milk

2 teaspoons Vanilla

Blend all ingredients well. Pour into greased 9 inch pie pan. Bake at 340 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Pretty straight forward, right? Nothing impossible here. But wait! It makes its own crust! It really does!


It has a nice taste (if you like coconut), almost like a coconut cream pie, but not. Which doesn’t really help you know what it tastes like, does it? Its super easy, and pretty tasty, so if you have the ingredients and a toddler or young kid who likes to stir and pour, this is a pretty good one to make.  

Unfortunately for my waistline (and Pappy’s), we are the only two in the house who will eat coconut. Micah took one bite, glared at me and spit it out. Riley wouldn’t even try it, and The Hubster respectfully declined. Nana took a bite, then had to ‘eat something else to get the taste out’ and asked me why I didn’t warn her it had coconut. I figured the coconut plainly visible all over the pie would give it away, but apparently not.

 We have also been crafting lately. In the past week we have made t-shirt scarves, necklaces, bracelets, and a headband out of one of The Hubster’s old shirts. We made melted crayon art, button magnets, heart magnets, and special handouts for the cheerleaders to decorate and hand out to the football team for the football game tonight. It’s been a busy week. Today’s craft attempt? Decorating bobby pins with buttons. Maybe I won’t lose them if they have something on them.



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Conversations With a Two Year Old

September 7, 2011
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Sometimes when I’m talking to the Bug I feel like I’m talking to an inanimate object. I might as well be speaking to the couch for all the good it does me. Other times I feel like I’m speaking to a very wise adult, such as the times she looks at me when I’m stressing about unimportant things and says ‘Relax, Mommy. It’s going to be okay.’ And then there are the times when she reminds me with her words and logic that she is, in fact, only two and a half. The following conversation is one of those times.
Her: Is that 7up or 3-in-up?
Me: It’s 7up.
Her: Oh, Good.
(takes a drink)
Her: This is familiar to me!
Me: It is?
Her: Yep. It’s different.
Me: Familiar means you’ve had it before and know it. So you would say “I’ve had this before. It’s familiar to me”
Her: I’ve had this before. It’s familiar to me.
Me: If you haven’t had it before, and don’t know the taste, you say “I haven’t had this before. It’s different”
Her: I haven’t had this before. It’s different.
Me: So if I say “I’ve had this before”, you say it’s….
Her: 7up.

Toddler logic. Undeniable.

By the way, I made the pumpkin bars again, with the frosting. I have now been told I am NOT to make them again, as they are too good and are addictive. Maybe I’ll have to just turn it into a special occasion thing. Like only on Fridays.

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A little bit about me- I am a Mom and a Wife as my full time job. We are a homeschooling family with four kids. I love Jesus, reading, crafting, tea, and nerdy stuff.