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Just a few thoughts...

Feb. 28, 2012 5:59 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2012 8:09 pm
Time to get moving and get my Fiber One assignment posted.  What?  What did you think I meant by "get moving"?  Oohh...fiber, I get it. Never would have thought about it that way.
Anyway, moving right along - here is my pic of the Fiber One Chocolate & Peanut Butter Haystacks.  (Please note the lovely AR orange decor.)  Not bad.  I added a few chopped pecans to the mix.  DH doesn't do peanut butter, so I only made a partial batch.  When I took them to work, I made sure it was a Friday since I didn't want to be around for the end result if those guys over-indulged.  Wives or girlfriends might not be too happy with me.
Creating my own recipe, hmmm...  What to do, what to do?  Taking a page from Baking Nana's blog and utilizing what I already had on hand, the DH had purchased some Walmart sugar cookies that he didn't care for since they were too hard.  So, I brushed off the colored sugar sprinkles off the top as best I could, ground the cookies and some Fiber One to make a pie crust.  Since we are empty nesters, there was no point in making an entire pie.  (See my previous blog regarding desserts and science experiments.)  I had some garnet yams on hand (which actually are a variety of sweet potato - in the U.S. they are often mistakenly named yams - or so it's been mentioned on the internet). Again, the DH does not partake in sweet potatoes either.  (He's a meat & potatoes kind of guy and his potatoes better not taste like dessert - unless it is dessert.)  So I steamed and mashed the sweet potato.  Now what?  I didn't want to use evaporated milk, so I used a 6 oz. carton of vanilla yogurt.  Added a beaten egg and as a possible binding agent, I added 2 tbl. of Jello pumpkin spice pudding mix.  To the mixture, I also added some vanilla and some extra pumpkin pie spice.  Adding butter to my crumb mixture, I pressed it into the bottom of a small stoneware baking dish and baked for about 10 minutes then added the sweet potato mixture, sprinkling more crumb mixture across the top.
Taste - not bad.  I should have added more butter to the crust mixture as well as the topping, but the filling was actually very good.  My photography skills, not so much.  Darn it, I should have gone for more contrast.  How anemic can this dessert look?  And no fancy garnishes on hand either.  It was kind of festive though to see the occasional glint of green, red or blue sprinkles in my dessert.
Overall, a very moving experience with Fiber One.
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(Fiber One Original Cereal provided me with free product for the purpose of this review.)
Feb. 28, 2012 8:54 pm
that nearly "moved" me to tears. The laughing kind, not the sad, I'm crying kind. You are hilarious and for the record, type up your pie recipe. It actually sounds good. I might however replace the ground up Walmart cookies with graham crackers or something, but I would try this...
Feb. 28, 2012 8:56 pm
eeehhh...never mind, I see that you already have. Pass the wine, I apparently need another glass :D
Feb. 28, 2012 9:05 pm
Hehe, cheers and bottoms up! Loved the "moved" to tears! The filling was very good and you're right, I would probably use a tastier graham cracker crust or some other type of cheesecake crust. This recipe was generous for 2 people. I would probably double it for a 9" pie.
Feb. 29, 2012 6:14 am
Magnoilia-Such a creative recipe for using Fiber One. Eating Fiber One cereal is not my favorite, but turning into a pie-great idea!
Feb. 29, 2012 9:37 am
LOL! I nearly spit my water a mile here at work and that was only after I had read just the title of your blog!! Hilarious!!! I seriously was cracking up when you said you waited til Friday to take your treats to work!! Funny, funny stuff!!
Feb. 29, 2012 10:01 am
Thanks Lela, I had to do some heavy thinking on that one.
Feb. 29, 2012 10:02 am
Mi Being Mi, I wasn't sure everyone would get that part of it, but in the business we're in, I'm sure you can relate. Thanks for stopping in.
Feb. 29, 2012 10:10 am
Boy, can I ever! (relate, that is). You would not believe what the owner....yes, the president of the company....of my former employer did to me one time. I still cannot believe it to this day! Remind me to tell you the next time I see you.
Feb. 29, 2012 12:20 pm
As I said to Doug Matthews you all deserve extra kudos for taking the Fiber One and doing ANYTHING with it. Nice job and hilarious blog!
Feb. 29, 2012 2:10 pm
I always thought the Fiber One must be an OK product cause they hve cute advertisments that is till I read the ingredient list. Yikes! My hat's off to you for your inventiveness and willingness to try something that would have me running from the kitchen screaming like a little girl :) BTW you have a great way with words!!
Mar. 1, 2012 11:12 am
BSM, it's all worth it if I can put a grin on somebody's face, even for just a little bit.
Mar. 1, 2012 11:12 am
Cat, you really don't want to give me a theme. It just gets me thinking...
Mar. 5, 2012 6:32 pm
Moving! Very Moving Blog! I for one do not like Fiber One Cereal. Yuk! But, ground up in a pie crust might not be too bad! Your pie really does sound good. I think the photo looks good too! Well done MB!
Mar. 5, 2012 8:09 pm
Thanks Candice!
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