Can you believe it?
The count down begins…
Yesterday I “almost” had a melt down. Several things didn’t go quite right… wrong items sent… some cancelled, some delayed. BUT I kept pressing on and hoping I could keep my happy mood.
Mom and I went to Edmond to try to find some replacements for the above mentioned problems and we arrived just in time for a power outtage. Which meant the stop lights were down and the stores we had planned to visit were closed until power was restored. After fighting through traffic for an hour we wound our way to McAllisters and got some sandwiches and yummy sweet tea. Power was restored. One present replacement bought. One found, undecided.
I officially have one present left to buy. One present to mail back. And one present left to decide on… But more than anything I’m just enjoying the kids, the lights on the tree, the Christmas music, the parties, even the shopping! I’m loving Christmas 🙂 …
p.s. Amanda knew my day was a little rough so while I was gone she cleaned out my closet. I have had that on my to do list for a few weeks… Made my day! free web directory
p.s.s. I am printing a list of things to make for various parties this week… any suggestions?
I think I’m making boomama’s chocolate pie for something and I’m kinda excited about it because I usually don’t make pie.
boomama’s chocolate pie.
3/4 cup sugar
3 heaping tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder (I like Hershey’s)
2 egg yolks (that is not a typo – that would be 4 egg yolks total, or two days’ worth of your recommended cholesterol intake) 🙂
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons good vanilla extract
In a medium-sized saucepan (no heat yet), stir together first three ingredients until there are no lumps. I actually run mine through a sifter, but hey, I’m OCD.
In a separate bowl, beat your eggs.
Fold eggs into dry mixture.
Once eggs are fully incorporated, add milk, stir until combined, and then turn on stove to a medium-high heat. You do not want to boil this custard…so be careful you don’t have too much heat going or the pudding will curdle.
Stir or whisk mixture constantly until it starts to thicken – about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
Makes 4-6 servings, which I pour immediately into individual dessert bowls (cools quicker that way).
(Just FYI: for my meringue, I whip four egg whites with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar. When the egg whites make stiff peaks, I spread the meringue on top of a cooled chocolate pie, then put the whole thing in the oven until the peaks start to get some color on them.)