So tomorrow, Sisters and Brothers, is "National Chocolate Mint Day". I wanted to make something, you know, that was my new goal for this blog for 2011 and I've all ready failed for health and weather reasons.
My partner has been wanting me to try and make a grasshopper pie which is frankly not nearly enough chocolate for me. I tried a call out for a recipe on Foodbuzz but received no answers. I looked through several foodie sites and was annoyed at either the complexity of the recipes or the ingredients that just didn't seem to match what he told me this pie should taste like. Finally I used an Emeril recipe which I'll talk about later.
We'll try it tomorrow, which is the actually fun food holiday but as you know it is a Saturday Sacrament day. So for now, leave a comment please and tell me what you will be making or buying to celebrate "National Chocolate Mint Day" tomorrow.
I am not happy! I will admit that I bare blame here. I looked and looked for a good recipe that seemed to fit what my partner described. I asked on various foodie networks I'm part of for recipes but no one replied. Marshmallow or cream based? Real Creme de Menthe or just mint flavor? Refrigerate or freeze?
I decided to go with a famous chef's recipe Emeril Lagasse's Kicked Up Grasshopper Pie -- I found on the website "Food & Health". This recipe was vague like telling me to "add the gelatin and gently heat and remove from the heat and set aside" -- what exactly does that mean? Shouldn't the gelatin dissolve? Every time I've used gelatin the recipes have said to dissolve it but that was in water not heavy whipping cream. I'm only one person I could only beat the eggs and sugar so fast and then as for drizzling in the cream gelatin mixture while it mixed... that was actually difficult to manage without burning myself. Emeril's mixer must have a much wider rim than mine does. Then while many of the ingredients were in cups the Cremes were measured in ounces.... so I had to do some figuring using a magnet I have on my frig but still I was trying to get close so I do not have ounce measuring spoons or cups.
I'm so angry now. I spent over $25 on ingredients for something we threw away because it was terrible. It was like cough syrup and gummy bears -- YUCK!
I hope you all had a much better "National Chocolate Mint Day" than I did.