Friday, March 14, 2008

And on the Fourth Day, the Moms Rested

Like the 10th, I'm missing knowledge of a friend's/relative's birthday on the 14th, so all is quiet on that front. Some day, however, I aim to have a full house, and they will all live near enough to me that we will have a non-stop party all week long...cuz yeah, I'm such a wild party child...pass the ben-gay and hot cocoa.

Speaking of sweets...The sugar train is nowhere near leaving:
It is pi (3.14) day, and I promised I'd participate at work by bringing in some Old Fashioned Fudge Pie. I have never made this recipe and frankly the last time I made pie that didn't involve a can of something and pre-made crust I believe I was just barely in the double-digit age group.

It looks butt-hibble, do not lie. I'm hoping that by stressing the "Old Fashioned" part people might be more forgiving. It's made from scratch, even the pie crust, which is why it looks like a 5-year old was shaping play-doh.

I made it "better" by adding the whipped cream to hide the big cracks and places the sugar decided to crystallize. Betty crocker need not worry about losing her day job with this piece de resistance. (Yes, I meant what I said and I said what I meant.)

Ah well, if it tastes any good it's a super easy recipe that only involves 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of sugar, 2 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate, and 2 eggs. Healthy, I know, but easy, so given enough practice I'm bound to figure out what I did wrong. (My guess is the oven was too hot--but let me knot deter any bakers out there from chiming in.)

The whipped cream started off as 1 cup of extra heavy cream, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar, you know, in case that one cup of sugar for the pie wasn't enough, but I used so little of the whipped cream that I may have to make a cake or something to use up the rest...and maybe frost it with the left-over cupcake frosting...yup, plenty there as well....

I knew having loose pants recently would only be a temporary phenomenon (sigh). I'm sabotaging myself here. Ah well.


1 comment:

Beth said...

Loose pants - that's great! I do the same thing, though, and eat more when I've lost a little weight. I can't believe it's pi day again already. It seems like I just heard about it (from last year).