It freakin' SNOWED Friday night, the first snowfall we've seen in the Mid-South all year. That's the kind of crazy weather we have down South ... the temperatures stay in the 50s mostly all winter, and then it decides to snow in March. Crazy!
Everything shuts down around here when it snows, so I stayed in. Plus, I don't have much experience driving on ice. I left work early before things got too bad outside. On the way home, I rented Stardust (cute movie!) and Rent and made a giant bowl of popcorn. After the movie, I decided to bake a chocolate rum pecan pie. After all, what else is there to do when you're stranded inside your house? Besides, I had a huge freezer bag full of pecans from my Uncle Dale's pecan farm.
I call it "Dark Chocolate Tipsy Pecan Pie," and I'm going to use the recipe in my cookbook. So I can't share the recipe here, but it was pretty tasty. Very sweet. The crust was made using whole wheat pastry flour and coconut oil, but I think next time, I'll use non-hydrogenated shortening instead. The crust wasn't as flaky as it should have been.
This morning, I drove to Kroger and bought some Purely Decadant Turtle Trail soy cream (vanilla with a caramel ribbon and chocolate covered praline pecans) to eat with the leftover pie. Oh my god, it so amazingly good that way. My mom also brought me some Bitch-Tastic Brownies that she made from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, and they're heavenly. I've been eating them with the soy cream too.