Chocolate, anyone?

26 Jun

Hey y’all! Guess what? We’re going on vacation! We leave tomorrow, and since I didn’t want to either leave any pie uneaten, or go full out glutton and eat an entire pie in a day, I did not make a pie this week. I know, I know, 3 weeks and I’m already failing. Instead, for those of you who really need a cold treat and love chocolate, I give you this old post, from February of 2012. Yes, we ate frozen pies in February back then. We lived in southern Louisiana, where winter is a mythical season that only exists in the far away places. 

How I spent my day off

22FEB

I had a nice and relaxing day off. I managed to sleep in a little, mainly because Coco had a rough night and needed to sleep in herself. Then I shipped her off to daycare and got to work.

I finished the fronts of my sweater and started the left sleeve. I gave myself a nice manicure, and I sewed a few hexagons for a quilt top. I also made some pie.

It’s a Paula Deen recipe, so you know it’s anything but healthy – Frozen Chocolate Mousse Pie. But it is certainly delicious!  You whip up all this chocolate mousse, which takes forever because it’s a quart of heavy cream and 3 cups of powdered sugar folded into the chocolate.

Then you’re supposed to fit all that mousse into a single 9 inch pie crust. Really?

Really really? This bowl is about 3/4 full with mousse, and it’s supposed to fit in that little pie crust? How, exactly, does that work? I mean I know you can fit a lot of fluffy stuff in a pie crust, and this is supposed to be piled high, but I think a pie that comes 4 inches above the edge of the crust is a bit extreme.

I made two pies. One is half eaten, the other is in the freezer, just waiting its turn next to the ice cream sandwiches.

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One Response to “Chocolate, anyone?”

  1. katrina June 26, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    You should re-do this one. Simply because I want to come eat it.

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