The past week and a half has been absolutely phenomenal. I launched my IndieGoGo campaign on Friday August 1st. Yay!! I am so thrilled to announce that I’ve already raised $1000 towards my $7000 goal in just 6 short days. Thanks to some very generous supporters I am now 14% closer to hitting my goal, and honestly, I have a feeling I’m going to surpass that goal. God is good and I am constantly reminded that if I continue to have a clear vision of what I want and where I want to be, I will get there.
Speaking of having a clear vision, I had to put this into practice two days before my campaign launch. I decided to enter a recipe competition for Eggland’s Best, best egg based recipes. The rules were to submit up to two recipes containing at least two whole eggs in four categories; appetizer, breakfast, main course, and dessert. The submission deadline was on July 31st at 11:59pm EST, which is 8:59pm PST (my time). Of course I took the challenge of creating two recipes for each category. That meant cooking 8 dishes, taking pictures, and writing out recipes for each one.
I told myself that I was crazy to take on such a challenge, the deadline was less than 48 hours away, and I had been working 16 hour days for a week straight on the IndieGoGo campaign. Then I started to reason with myself about how it would be okay if I decided not to go through with the contest entry. Luckily I was on the phone with my Mother when this thought crossed my mind and then passed my lips. She snapped me back into reality and reminded me that I can do all things and I could certainly pull this contest off if I just focused. Thank you, Mommy! She was right, as soon as I envisioned myself at the finish line I was able to pull it together and I got everything cooked, photographed, written up, and submitted before the deadline, with 9 minutes to spare! It’s amazing what we can do when the clock is ticking, but we proclaim the task is already done and remain calm and confident.
I thought I would share with you a recipe that I submitted to Eggland’s Best, and guess what? It’s a dessert recipe! You guys know I rarely do desserts because I do not do a lot of baking, but I’m changing that. So, today I present to you my own recipe for Strawberry Custard Pie. It is sooo good, I ate the whole pie myself! And, it tastes good warm or chilled. It kind of taste like a lighter cheesecake. I’m not sure if that’s because I used a graham cracker crust or what, but either way it’s worth a try. It’s a super easy recipe and it makes enough filling for two pies. I only made one pie and froze the left over filling. You already know why. It would have been a bad idea to have two pies in my fridge. Plus, I get to make another one and share it with one of my besties who is flying in from DC this week!
Click on the link to check out the recipe for my Strawberry Custard Pie.
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