Today I had every intention of posting a brand new recipe for my mini apple pies. However, the internet has eaten my three attempts. But that just means it's a great time for you to check out my chocolate mint pie recipe from my archives! Happy Pi(e) Day from my nerdy heart to yours!
I have caught some sort of gunk that makes many things a challenge. Mostly the little things, like breathing and sleeping. As I contemplated what I would post about for Wellness Wednesday (can one even post about wellness when they're sick? Isn't that how black holes are created?), I sipped my hot toddy. My perfect, throat-soothing, congestion-easing, sleep-inducing hot toddy. And I thought, "well kid, there's your answer." Sometimes I talk to myself like I'm a 1920s gangster. Anyway....
I love this pie. I love it with a weird little passion that makes me fix it when it is not seasonally appropriate. After one bite, you might do the same! Ok, I'll come right out and say it: this is not the most impressive-looking pie you've ever seen. Heck, it might not be the most impressive-looking pie you've ever seen on this blog. But trust me when I tell you that looks are deceiving. This is the pie that wins all the holiday potlucks both for you and for everyone eating it.
I consider myself a well-versed cook. Perhaps even accomplished. Pots du crème? Sure! Bring them on! Strawberry cake with whipped cream topping? Great way to spend two days in the kitchen! Meringue dishes for homemade ice cream? Challenge accepted!
I've had to get used to a lot since moving to Arizona. Scorpions, the lack of natural greenery, the immense heat of the summer: all of these have presented their own challenges in one way or another and I have risen to them all. The one that continually stymies me is figuring out when it switches to real cool weather around here and stays that way. I thought I had it figured out last year. October. Just hold out until October and you will be rewarded richly. This year, we had a record number of days in October with highs in the nineties. Now it is November and it's still not cold. I don't care. It is time for soup and chili and hot chocolate and blankets and the best way to kick this off is with one of my favorite (and super simple) soup recipes: Taco Soup!