Monday, April 30, 2012

New Blog

Hey there, long time no see.  I know I've been horrible about blogging lately.  I've been having a hard time integrating this blog into my "new life" because it reminded me of my old life, and that's why I haven't been positing much  at all lately.  For a while I've been thinking about/working on a new blog and now I'm finally read to share it with you all.  I hope you will join me in my new adventure over at Whiskful Thinking.  I love you all.

~Just A Girl~

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Advantages to Dating a Southern Gentleman

Obviously, there are many advantages to dating a southern gentleman including, but not limited to: having your car door opened for you most of the time, and the super cute accent.

However, probably one of the best things about dating a born and bred southerner, for me at least, is all the family recipes I now have access to.  Especially the desserts.  Not so great for my diet, but yummy for my tummy.  True story, prior to a few months ago I had never made a pie.  Pies are not so big where my family is from, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I had even ATE pie.  Maybe that's because my family is weird, but I really think that pies are a "southern" thing.  To be honest with you, I always thought I didn't like pie.  Well ladies, this is the pie that changed my mind.  The recipe comes from Mr. Geek Squad's family, and it's ridiculously simple, and also ridiculously amazing.

Chocolate Pie

You'll need:
1 block chocolate
1 cup sugar
5 level T flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 T butter
Pie Crust
Cool Whip

Separate 2 eggs.  In yolk add enough milk to make 2 cups.  

Combine with chocolate, sugar, and flour and cook until thick.  The pie isn't going to cook anymore after this so make sure it's really thick.  

Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla.  Sidenote: It's totally okay if you can't resist the urge to stick your finger in there and give it a little taste.  Just call it quality control.

Pour into cooked pie crust.  Please excuse my ghetto looking pie crust.  I used store bought and couldn't roll it out big enough.  I will be making a homemade crust from now on.  

Let pie cool in fridge, then spread Cool Whip over the top.  Grate some chocolate over the top to make it look at all fancy and stuff.  Now try to control yourself before you eat it all at once. 

~Just A Girl~