Friday, October 29, 2021

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie -Pareve/Vegan, no-bake, easy

 This is a super-easy pie to make. All you need is a bowl, a whisk, a way to melt chocolate, and a fridge.

Ingredients - for each pie
1 pre-made graham cracker crust

1 cup coconut cream (if you want dairy, you can use regular cream)
1 package vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup peanut butter (CREAMY, not crunchy, Skippy is fine, natural is ok, too, but if it's salt-free, you might need to add some salt to balance the flavor)

1 chocolate bar (bittersweet) + 3 tbs of the filling

In a large mixing bowl, whip (mixer if you have, or whisk if you don't) the coconut cream until it's fluffy - if you can make it into whipped cream texture, that's best, otherwise, just do what you can. 

Add the vanilla pudding mix and keep whipping.

Add the peanut butter (if you're whipping by hand, you might want to warm the peanut butter in the microwave or place the peanut butter in a cup inside of a bowl of hot water as it will make it mix better) and mix until everything is well-blended.

Reserve 3 tbs of the filling for the topping. 

Pour the mixture into the pie crust and refrigerate for at least one hour. 

Once pie is chilled, take 1 chocolate bar, and break it up into a bowl, add the reserved filling. Warm in microwave (or put bowl into bigger bowl of hot water to melt), and mix well. you can add milk, coconut milk, or even a little of water to make it thin enough to pour. 

Pour over pie. 

Refrigerate until chocolate sets (1 hour) 


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Quiz for Middle Schoolers in 2050

Here are some sample quiz questions for history teachers teaching about the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. 

Please feel free to use them. I'll be about 70 then. Please drop me a line. There's an answer key included in the post. Good luck finding it. 

During the 2020 Corona Pandemic, which products were hoarded?

  1. Toilet Paper
  2. Surgical Masks
  3. Alco-gel
  4. All of the above
Which of the following hobbies was not popular?
  1. Baking sourdough bread
  2. Tie Dye
  3. Drone Fighting
  4. Making Tiktok videos

Which of the following groups was most vulnerable to Corona?

  1. Babies
  2. Children
  3. Teenagers
  4. Senior Citizens
Which vaccine was approved first by the FDA?
  1. Moderna
  2. Pfizer
  3. Johnson and Johnson
  4. Sputnik
What was the first moniker given to the Coronavirus?
  1. Ground Glass Pneumonia
  2. Covid-1
  3. Wuhan Flu
  4. Captain Tripps
Which country was the first to vaccinate half its population?

  1. Israel
  2. Sweden
  3. Trinidad
  4. USA
How many Chinese residents died of Coronavirus? 
  1. Around 5000
  2. Around 40,000
  3. Around 2 million
  4. The true numbers were never released
What is "social distancing?"

  1. Not talking to friends
  2. Staying at least 6 feet away from people
  3. Wearing a mask
  4. Wearing gloves

Answer key: 4, 3, 4, 2, 3, 1, 4, 2