Charlie has two favorite friends,T & G. They are the reason he looks forward to Sunday & Tuesday mornings. Per permission of G's mom, here is a picture of the two of them on a playdate last week.
OK, so I needed to add the recipe for the chocolate silk pie I made for E's birthday tonight. Had a carton of heavy whipping cream left and it inspired me to change up, lighten up one of our favorites. Yes, lighten up. The original recipe is worse (calorie-wise).
French Silk Pie by Susan
1 1/2 sticks softened salted butter (3/4 cup)
1 cup sugar (baking sugar is best, but regular white granulated is fine)
About 6 oz. semisweet chocolate (I used 1/2 bag chips)
Heavy whipping cream
Melt chocolate and let cool a bit. (I microwaved & stirred until all chips were melted; careful not to burn)
Fit mixer with whisk attachment. Cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy.
With mixer running, add melted chocolate and vanilla. Mix until blended.
Keep mixer running and add one egg at a time, beating about 4-5 minutes after EACH egg (12-15 total). The result will be a super decadent mousse.
Pour mousse into prepared graham crust, smooth and place in fridge. It will firm up a lot.
Beat heavy cream into stiff peaks. Add a bit of confectioner's sugar if you like a little sweetness, but not too much as the pie is REALLY rich.
Spoon whipped cream in graceful peaks onto pie and place in fridge. Tastes best about 3-4 after it has chilled.
Soooooooooo yummmy. I cannot say enough good things about this.