Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dolly's Recipes and Countdown to Dolly Parton

I’m going to see Dolly Parton in Atlanta on Wednesday.  I saw her several years ago and it was a great show.  I have no doubt Wednesdays show will be just as good.  I’m super excited.  It will be a great time with great friends.  As part of the countdown, I thought it would be fitting to include a recipe for one of Dolly’s favorite drinks as well as a recipe for the Parton Family Black Raspberry Pie.  In addition, I plan to watch 9 to 5 today and then Steel Magnolias tomorrow.  Additionally, at some point before Wednesday Tiffany and I will go karaoke and sing Islands in the Stream.  We will fight over who will sing the Kenny Rogers’ part of the song.

The Nomad Drink Recipe (
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Fresca
1 dash Grenadine
4 oz Lemonade
Mix vodka, lemonade and fresco and serve over ice.  Add a dash of grenadine.

Family Black Raspberry Pie (
5 cups black raspberries
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
2 pie crusts, unbaked
Milk for garnish
Granulated sugar for garnish

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Place one of the unbaked pie shells in a lightly oiled pie plate.  In a small bowl combine the sugar, flour and salt.  In a large bowl, gently toss the raspberries with orange juice and the sugar/flour/salt mix.  Black raspberries are fragile, so be careful or you’ll break them up.  Place the pie filling in the unbaked pie shell in the pie plate, heaping them in the center.  Put the top crust on, fold the edges under, and crimp them with your fingers or a fork to seal the edges.  Prick (har har) the top crust to let some of the heat and juices escape.  Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes until done.  Brush the top of the crust with milk and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. 

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