Good Morning chocolate pie!
No, I am not giving you all a pet name (as I do most people)…I am seriously having this piece of chocolate pie for breakfast!
I am sure my mother would have had something to say about eating pie for breakfast.
But ya know…the holiday is over and here we are at the week-end…..
……and there is chocolate pie in the fridge.
And it is calling my name.
Listen closely to your foods my friends.
At this point you are saying to yourself…food talking???
OKAY, my food doesn’t really talk to me, but it kinda does when I open the fridge and that last piece of chocolate pie is waiting there…..
I am sure you remember my story about chocolate meringue pie.
You see, here in SW Florida….no one has heard of putting meringue on a chocolate pie.
WITH the exception of lemon meringue pie.
Everyone has heard of lemon meringue pie, but not banana meringue pie or coconut meringue pie or butterscotch meringue pie.
They…and you know who “they” are, slap whipped cream all over their cream pies.
In the midwest, we make meringue pies and save the whipped cream for gingerbread or strawberry shortcake.
That being said, meringue takes a little time to prepare and perhaps it is easier to dollop cool whip or spray the whipped cream out of a can on top of pies.
In fact I did just that one day when I was in a hurry to get my chocolate pie on the table.
And I have been known to not put any topping on a chocolate pie.
In the pie above, I used a frozen pie shell, a pudding and pie filling box, added milk, cooking the filling until thick.
If I have the time, I like to make my pie fillings from scratch as they just taste better, in my opinion.
But in a pinch….do whatever it takes.
Dear friends…do you put meringue or whipped cream on your cream pies?
Perhaps you have a favorite recipe you would like to share.
Here is another mystery.
It has been raining off and on all week, usually thunderstorms developing in late afternoon but there have been a few early morning showers and today is no exception.
It is always amazing to me how it can rain in one’s front yard, but the back remains dry.
Excuse me while I eat my pie. 🙂
Have a great day and Blessings Always.