Monday, April 10, 2017

Chocolate Chess Pie

I can't believe that I forgot to post about this!

I had some knitting friends come over last month so Brian made this chocolate chess pie.  It's out of Alton Brown's latest cookbook, which is a compilation of things he makes in his own home.  (He's often bragging about how all of the pics were shot with an iPhone too...but meh, whatever.)

It came out great, plus Brian got to play with fire so he was thrilled.  We all agreed that smaller pieces are better, a huge slice of this pie is a lot to take.  But it was so good, it's going to be one of two Easter desserts that we're bringing to my parents this weekend.  Not sure what the second one will be, but a lighter flavor to balance out the richness of this pie.  Stay tuned....

Monday, April 3, 2017

Movie Night Snack

Friday night was chilly and slushy, with a snow/ice storm predicted.  (Seriously, winter, you had your chance, move on already!)  So the four of us cozied up and watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which had just arrived on Blu-Ray.  I had planned a snack of popcorn and mnm's.  Brian had a better idea.

An hour later, we had our own homemade cracker jack, complete with peanuts and mnm's.  The boys weren't interested in it at all, but all that means was MORE FOR US!!  I didn't take any pictures, it was gone that fast.  Scooped by the handful, we mindlessly made short time of the bowl while we watched Newt Scamander introduce the Fantastic Beasts in his magic case.  Sweet and salty, with melty mnm's.....I'm ruined for commerical cracker jack forever!!!