Survivor, the ridiculousness

Listen here: I'm not recapping a recap show. Sure, there was "never-before seen footage" and people's fires went out and there was debate regarding fat vs muscle, but I'm not recapping it. Mom brought over some tasty pork and rice and beans and I drank lots of wine.

We did our first scooter ride to the station this week - 33 degrees is COLD, but the return trip, 53, was almost comfortable.

In the meantime, JB provided me with an excellent site for inexpensive terrific looking ballet flats. Problem solved! But not this month as: A- they aren't available yet and: 2. I bought an absolutely over-the-top scarf at a sample sale and cannot spend any more money right now.

In other news -
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
The Recipe:

First of all - purchase or make a chocolate graham cracker pie crust. I suppose a regular graham cracker crust would work as well, but a chocolate one sort of kicks this all over the edge - and you WANT to be in pain after you eat a piece of this.
So.
1 chocolate graham cracker crust
Then, for the chocolate fudge filling:
4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 heavy cream
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
For the peanut butter filling:
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter (if you have chunky you can use it)
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place the chocolate into a small bowl. In a saucepan, bring cream and corn syrup to a boil over medium heat. Pour over chocolate and let stand to soften. Whisk until smooth. Let cool.

Transfer 1/4 cup of the chocolate mixture to a small plastic bag and set aside. Sperad the remaining chocolate mixture onto the crust. Freeze or refrigerate until firm - 15 to 30 minutes.

Beat peanut butter, confectioners sugar, cream and vanilla in a medium bowl, on low, until smooth. Increase speed of mixer to high and beat until fluffy. Spread on chilled chocolate layer and smooth the top.

Squeeze chocolate in the plastic bag into one corner of the bag and twist (ie. make a wee pastry bag). Snip corner off bag and make a design with chocolate on peanut butter.

Chill pie for at least 2 hours. Remove from refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving - to serve chilled but not cold.

Still more news...

I had a very delicious lunch with my work friends yesterday, I'm having lunch with a former co-worker next week and am meeting a blogger for lunch next month. Lunches all around!
My co-worker lunch is always in one of the conference rooms and, I have to say, it is the most welcome relief from staring at my computer all morning - not that they aren't all good company! They are ALL good company! (Can you tell they read this?) I should report, however, that yesterday, there was some discussion at the table regarding height. I, and several around me, felt that I could not possibly be the shortest among us. Conversation ensued. Finally, against my better judgement, I agreed to stand back to back (as one does) and be measured against the lovely E - whom I was SURE was smaller than me. (And, in truth, this whole height thing seems to dog the lovely E, whereas I don't really CARE.) Much to my surprise, and even without SHOES, it turned out that E is taller than I am.
Lesson learned.
I'm SHORT.

My weekend, you ask...well, I'll be taking the car for an oil change and then I'll be returning that phone.
And there is one piece of chocolate peanut butter pie in the fridge.

Comments

Eleanor said…
"The lovely E"???

As the official commentbox spokesperson for Eurolush and...um...myself...I would like to express my disappointment that such a phrase should be used when describing anybody other than...um....us.

Although I am sure that your coworker E is quite lovely.

Hmph.
Badger said…
Here is what I remember about the clip show: Tyler (Taylor? the blonde Mormon?) made me uncomfortable.

Yep. That's all.
Saoirse said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE the flats! Wondering how much they cost? Couldn't find ANY of that information on the site, but I'll be back for sure in May!

I will be making that pie next weekend!

Still hoping K comes out with that collection of recipes! I'd buy it!
Tutta la Storia said…
Thank you
thank you
thank you
for the pie recipe!!!!
TX Poppet said…
I want to see the scarf. Please.
Jen said…
It's possible to cheat doing the back to back thing. I'd demand a rematch, doing it the old-fashioned mark on the wall way.
Anonymous said…
Survivor was a letdown. But gosh, I loved watching JT swing that bat and build that hut.

I, at 5'9", am a giantess compared to you.

Whew Friday, indeed. TG.

jbhat
Amy A. said…
I would like to hear more about sample sales. I've only seen the horror of them in movies, women fighting over stuff, grabbing, etc. Are they really that bad?

I can't imagine our dear bb whacking someone over the head for a fabulous scarf.

(My wv= imisays. I might start using that... imisays go do the dishes. I like it).
Okay, I'm sold on the dang pie. Making a shopping list right now.
Suzanne said…
Yummy pie recipe; I nearly went into a sugar coma just reading it. I look forward to teh proper occasion to try it out.

And I'm with TX Poppet, I'd like to see the fabulous scarf!!
Catsteevens said…
Funny you say 33 degrees is COLD because for me 53 is COLD !!! and 33 is FROZEN :)
Anonymous said…
The "1/2 heavy cream" in the first part is 1/2 cup, correct? I love that that is followed by light corn syrup. Wouldn't want to go overboard on the calories. Ahem.
Whatever it is, it looks divine.

Isn't that mormon a character? He saved the episode for me.

Have a lovely weekend, from the Adorable E.

ErinH
blackbird said…
YES!
HALF A CUP OF HEAVY CREAM!
Anonymous said…
You're not short. You're PETITE.
And don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
OR ELSE.
Paola
Chris said…
I left two friends standing in a parking lot, mouths agape, as I sped away toward home for the special Wednesday Survivor. I don't DVR or otherwise. Then to see what it really was. Dissapointment filled me entirely.