This is one of those moments in my life where I think I should follow my dream and start my own out-of-home bakery. I made something that looked a bit overwhelming going into it (the recipe that is), but the end product was wonderful! AND it wasn’t as bad as I thought. Plus, I enjoyed myself.
Will I ever follow my dream? I don’t know myself, but in the meantime, I will continue on the blogging and sharing my foodie adventures.
Yes, I will admit, I am a foodie. I remember food, restaurants, what I order, etc. like my husband remembers each round of golf, fairway and putting green that he has played in his life. I think about food from the time I get up till the time I fall asleep. I page through cookbooks and food blogs daily. I LOVE to talk to people about food. I like feedback about what I made and am NOT offended if someone doesn’t like something (God has given us all different taste-buds as he has given us all different personalities, gifts, talents, etc.)
Anyway, I have not spent a ton of time in the kitchen lately. It’s summertime. I like to be outside with my kiddos. It’s easy to throw some meat and some sort of veggie on the grill and call it a meal, but the other day it finally got to me. I was ready to cook and bake. I had about 8 cookbooks out and made a grocery list. I made a delicious Pork Tenderloin with a Merlot Raspberry Sauce (Thanks to PR cookbook #2) and some of PW’s Mashed Potatoes for a nice Sunday dinner. Then I went ahead and started up this Triple Coconut Cream Pie before dinner. Yes I had 3 different recipes going at once….before dinner. After dinner I enjoyed my time finishing up this pie by itself. The dishwasher was full and my sinks were piled high…so I started the dishwasher and decided to be old fashioned and wash some dishes by hand. Then I laid down and listened to a Relevent podcast with Shauna Niquest. (she isn’t on until halfway through the podcast if you were interested in listening) She was eating at an Italian restaurant in Chicago which I would love to go to sometime. It was a table talk thing and they ordered and ate as they talked. It was like I was sitting at the table with them, salivating as they were forking food into their mouths….where were my kids during this time. Hmmm, that’s a good question, hopefully my husband had them under control. No, kidding. Hunt was asleep like a baby (I even peaked in, I can’t get over how adorable he is when he is sweet, quiet and sleeping!) and the energetic Ree was hanging with dad probably doin’ who knows what. And when all that was over, I enjoyed some good quality family time. It was a good day.
As for the pie…I can’t take credit for the recipe myself. It’s from a bakery in Seattle, it has been on many ‘one of the best pies in America’ lists. It’s silky and coconuty. The crust makes this pie even better. It’s called Triple Coconut Cream Pie but is also known as “Coco Pie”. If you’re interested in a slice or a whole pie, let me know! (I’m going to have to save this recipe under my belt in case I do follow my dream. :)