Wednesday, November 19, 2008


So I have been trying to come up with cheap food ideas. Feeding all these growing boys is tough on my budget. I dug out this old cook book that I bought years ago at a yard sale. It is called Dining with the pioneers. Hmm, sounds like cheap food to me. LOL!

So I am looking thru it and found something that really caught my eye. Kool-aid pie. Yes, kool-aid pie. Well, there was absouluty no way that I was going to pass this one by. It was just so funny to me that I just had to try it.
4 ingredients. 1 package of kool-aid, 1 large can of milk, 1 cup of sugar and 1 pie crust. Can't get any cheaper than that. Then you freeze it and cut it. I chose cherry kool-aid but will try this again with another flavor.
So my store did not have a "large" can of milk so I bought 2 cans. I figured I would just add a little extra sugar and an extra pack of kool-aid. Well.............I ended up having WAY to much mixture. And what do you do with the left overs...........................let Austin eat them right out of the bowl! The kids really liked the taste of this pie. It was a little to 'cherry' flavored for me probably because I used two packs. Maybe next time I will do it the right way. That is the chef in me- trying to do things without measurements.
I did find some other great recipies that are budget friendly. I will share more later.
PS now the kids are all doing the "oh yeah" kool-aid guy commercial.


Frogdancer said...

Pioneer Kool Aid pie?

Yeah, I'm sure it was a staple food that Mrs Ingalls used to make!

Sharon said...

That looks like a fun recipe to try! I do the same things and tweek the recipe before I have even done it once! Why do we do these things? LOL! I bet my boys would like that pie too!

Lori said...

I have never made or tried koolaid pie. But it does sound good.