I still had a wonderful valentine's day since I spent it with my two sweethearts, Pj and Olivia and as you can tell by my smile, they both made me feel better! :) We gave Olivia a little bitty box of chocolates and a stuffed sock monkey. For dinner, we ordered Chinese and made my new invention, "Grouchy Girl Pie".
Since I was feeling yuck, I wore my pretty red maternity skirt (tutorial coming tomorrow) and new vintage blouse, which I thirfted yesterday. The sun was shining all day and melted some of the snow so I wore some open toe wedges, which give me a bit more stability than heels. I am past the point of being able to reach my toes so I've been without nail polish for quite a while! Even though the snow has mostly melted, the camera can't hide that my toes were quite chilled.
I also wore my pretty blue confetti clip on earrings, which I haven't worn in ages. A little glitter and shoes that make "clack" noises always perk me up! :)
There's nothing that makes a grouchy girl feel better like a good sinful chocolatey treat. Today, I created this recipe which includes an Oreo cookie crust, a thick chewy layer of caramel, a layer of french silk and whipped cream on top. What more could a girl ask for?
Grouchy Girl Pie
For the chocolate pie crust:
You will need
2 1/4 cups crushed Oreo cookie crumbs, finely ground
2 1/2 ounces melted butter
Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter in a bowl. Pour into a 9 inch pie pan and press into the bottom and up the sides. Smooth it out with the back of a spoon and refrigerate for an hour.
For the Filling Layer 1:
You will need
8 ounces caramels unwrapped
3 tablespoons whipping cream
1 cup oreo cookie crumbs finely ground
combine caramels and whipping cream in a sauce pan, stirring occasionally until melted. Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle the oreo cookie crumbs on top of the caramel.
For the Filling Layer 2
You will need
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 1 ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the sugar with an electric mixer until light colored and well blended. Stir in the thoroughly cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the pie shell and refrigerate for two hours. Finish the pie with a frothy layer of whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Voila- no more grouchy girl! I hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! xoxo
vintage blue polka dot blouse- thrifted yesterday at Goodwill
red maternity pencil skirt- handmade by me
ivory snood- Designs by Kate
vintage confetti earrings- bought from Temperamental Broad (I think!)
nautical wedges by Madden Girl- Consign by Design Resale boutique, O'Fallon MO