I figured out it was Pi day (3/14…)
Sad I’d missed a chance to eat pie for breakfast (it’s fruit and grains, just like my waffle!) I racked my brain figuring out what sort of pies our day should involve.
This is complicated by the fact that the fiance is quite sure he doesn’t like most pie. (Pumpkin? Nope. Apple? Heck no. He’ll do blackberry if I make it, marionberry, and chocolate pudding.)
For dinner we did some Shepherd’s Pie
(It is not photogenic. And remember, I’m blogging with my cell phone these days) I put cheese on top and set the oven to broil for the last few minutes-wow! Crispy cheese is pretty much the best.
And, in an act of laziness I made a mini chocolate pudding pie, with pat in pan pastry (ingredients mixed up in the pan, using oil instead of butter)
It was tasty! I love the saltiness you get from pastry against the pudding.
After the lazy pie (the crust took all of like 2 minutes to make, and the pudding filling was instant stuff) I was in the mood for some real cooking. Browsing Pioneer Woman I saw a recipe for homemade refried beans.
I promptly ignored the directions, and made up my own version.
Immersion blenders are amazing! And guys these were SO GOOD. The fiance and I were both snagging bites straight from the bowl. It was just cooked beans (I store red beans and pintos together, so it was both of them), garlic, a touch of smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin and salt. SO GOOD.
What random things do you make from scratch?