Quick and easy Kool Aid pie

Looking for a quick, easy, reasonably priced dessert?  Oh and I forgot to mention tasty! The kool aid pie fits the bill.

Sorry I forgot to take a pic of the whole pie and this was all that way left. Also sorry it isn’t a very good photo.

Kreamy Kool~Aid Pie

1  pk un sweetened kool aid pdr drink mix  (any flavor, even the lemonade is good)

1  14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1   8 oz container cool whip

1   9 inch graham cracker pie crust


Mix the kool aid and condensed milk, thoroughly

Fold in cool whip

Spread into pie crust   and  chill.  You can also add cool whip to the top.

Kool Aid Pie

How to Cook Corn on the Cob for Large Crowds: Cooler Corn!

Today I found a blog with an idea I’d never seen before….cooking large amounts of corn on the cob in a cooler.    It sounds simple enough and would be great for summer bbq’s.   I don’t need to cook more than a few at a time so I’m sure I’ll never try it,  but thought I’d share the link.

So go check out th Clever Housewife blog.



Cooking Ground Beef (boiling)

One of the (fairly) local stores had ground beef on sale for a price I haven’t seen in quite awhile (but still higher priced than I would like).  So yesterday I went and bought 4 big packages, total wt was 17.51 lbs.    I like to pre cook and package it so all I have to do is grab a small pk. and toss in the spaghetti sauce etc.

But it’s a pain in the but to cook that much.  That is until now.  I have read on quite a few blogs/forums that they boil it.  Well I wasn’t so sure about it, but decided to give it a try.

I started with just a small sauce pot and small amount of burger.  Boiled that small amt and tasted it… different.  So out comes the big stock pot.

I broke apart (5 or 6 chunks)  1 pk and put it in the  pot, added a little S&P and water. Enough water to cover just a tad above the meat.  Stir,  it helps break up the meat.  Let it boil, stir a few more times to break up into smaller pieces.  Drain through a strainer and there you have your cooked ground beef.

I never thought to time it.  But I’d have to say once it started boiling it took 10 maybe 15 min.  I cooked 2 more pks this way with onion added (didn’t have green pepper to add).   After this cooled,  I packed it into meal size portions (for tacos, wraps, spaghetti etc).  The beef with the onion is the start of chili.

Also most of the post’s I’ve read say they cool the liquid and skim the grease off the top and use the liquid as beef broth.  I didn’t do this.

This will be my new way of cooking ground beef.   Give it a try it is so much quicker and less mess.