This month on the Monday Movie Challenge, we are taking on inspiration from movies about kids. My movie is Stand By Me which is based on a Stephen King novel called “The Body”. There is one scene in the movie that really stands out for food. A pie eating contest. But this is not your typical contest. I don’t want to spoil it, but it’s a bit surprising and icky. Assuming you don’t have that same incident, Blueberry Pie is yummy!
Stand By Me is a coming of age drama following a group of kids that decide to go on an adventure. The adventure is to look for the body of a dead kid. They overhear one of the kids older brothers talk about where the body is and want to find him first. These are troubled kids and we learn a lot about what shapes them, and their future. It’s a fun and sad story and well worth a watch. The book is also very enjoyable and not your typical horror story that you would expect from Stephen King. And… the soundtrack is PERFECT! I grew up with these songs as they are some of my dad’s favorites, give them a listen!
Blueberry Pie Recipe
- 1 1/2 C flour
- 1 1/2 cube butter
- 3 tbsp. cold water
Blueberry Pie Filling
- 2 14 oz. packages frozen blueberries, thawed and drained
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Mix well to crumble stage.
- Add 3 T cold water, one at a time and blend, combine thoroughly by hand.
- Roll into a ball and chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle berries with lemon juice, set aside.
- Roll pastry to 1/8 inch thicken on floured surface. Place in a 9-in. pie plate.
- Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add to berries, stirring well. Pour into pastry shell.
- Roll remaining pastry to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut decorative shapes (I used stars) and place over filling.
- Brush top of pastry with beaten egg wash and sprinkle with 1 tsp. sugar.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or until golden. Cover edges with foil to prevent over browning if needed.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Pie Crust recipe handed down through my Aunt, Muriel Hill.
Filling adapted from The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. Alternate recipe uses 3 tbsp. cornstarch in filling.
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Movie Monday Challenge
On the last (or fourth) Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!
This month’s challenge was. . . . KIDS! Everyone was allowed to choose their own favorite film so long as it was inspired by the challenge word.
Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.
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