Scroll down a tiny bit if you’re here for our Foodie Friday event hosted by our wonderful Gollum! I promise you’ll be wanting chocolate!
But first…I wasn’t thrilled with my go-to spring front door decoration when I pulled it down from the attic it looked tired and worn out. I like my red front door and want whatever’s on it to be welcoming and happy!
My old basket looked sad…but,
Never underestimate the power of paint!
I just pulled out my latte colored craft paint and dabbed and brushed all over the basket.
And waa-laa! I’m thrilled with it now…
What’s on your door? Prety good and super easy Metamorphosis don’t ya think? Check out all the before and afters over at Between Naps on the Porch!
And now for the chocolate! It’s been in the 70’s and sunny here over the weekend but today a crummy front is moving through…I neeeed chocolate therapy and The Husband wanted chocolate pie! So I whipped one up on Sunday while the sun was shining and on Monday mid morning I’ll drown my sorrow in chocolate pie and cold milk and the chilly, rainy, rude Monday won’t seem quite so bad! See, I sometimes plan ahead!
The recipe is an easy cream pie recipe that can be used for chocolate cream, banana cream or coconut cream! My friend Leslie R., who is an actual cook, gave me this recipe years ago. I love it!
~3 egg yolks
~1/2 stick butter
~1 cup sugar
~3 very rounded tablespoons plus 1 level tablespoon flour
~2 cups milk (whole works best but you can use low or no fat)
~Cook on low slowly until thickened whisking the whole time(otherwise you’ll have scrambled eggs in your pie!)
~ Add 1 teaspoon vanilla annnnd:
~For Coconut~add 1 cup coconut
~ For chocolate~add 4 tablespoons cocoa
~ For Banana ~ add 4 or 5 sliced bananas…
Put into cooked shell and chill
Use 4 to 6 egg whites and a bit of sugar to make meringue
Bake at 325 until the tippy tops of the peeks turn light brown!
Getting my spring on I set the table for The Husband!
Help yourself, come on ya’ll, ya know ya want some!
I can take the rain and the cold…’cause spring’s comming! Can’t ya just feeeeel it?
Happy Monday Peeps~Love and sunny spring hugs~