2.15.2013

A date with pie - Valentine's Day recap!


Happy post-Valentine’s Day!


Hopefully everyone had a good night --- whether you spent it with a loved one or with your cat

*I really think it’s a useless holiday that annoys single people and attached alike, because let’s face it --- most men don’t “do” Valentine’s Day well. I.E. – the story of the $400 teddy bear gift I heard on the radio this morning….fail

 Anyways --- the husband and I usually just cook something yummy together (well this is the first year he did more than just eat while I cooked --- 2pts for him!)

This year’s menu was crawfish enchiladas {my fav} and a new dessert, thanks to Ms.PW herself via Ms. Darby over at Life with the Hawley’s!

 
{best enchiladas out there --- hands down --- seriously click here and make them}


 But let’s get back to this pie
 
Critics say “It will change your life”
{and by critics, I mean Darby}
 
Here we go
 
Crust:
25 oreos
4 tbsp melted butter
  
Filling:
1 cup of peanut butter
1 box of cream cheese
1 tub {that’s the technical term} of cool whip
1 ¼ cup of powdered sugar
 
Crush the oreos in a food processor {I used a blender because, I am, apparently the only person in ‘Merica that doesn’t own a food processor}


Drizzle the melted butter over the very fine cookie crumbs. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a pie plate. {I used the bottom of a measuring cup}
 

 
Bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes to set the crust
 
While the crust cools, whip the peanut butter and the cream cheese in your mixer until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix until combined. {sorry no pic of this part}
 
 *PW cracks me up because at this part she says “You can sift it if you want…but why? I hate sifting powdered sugar—I’m just gonna say it.” I agree PW, I agree!
 
Next dump the whole tub of cool whip in and mix on high until fluffy. Scrap sides and mix again. {It’s a heavy consistency --- not as light as whipped cream, but not as heavy as cream cheese --- understand?}

 
If your pie crust is cool, plop your filling into your pie plate and smooth to your preferred texture {mine is somewhere between OCD smooth and forget it, my hand hurts smooth}
 
Next, draw a cute little heart with your finger, because boys care so much about details, and refrigerate for at least an hour.  
 
Seriously --- having the whole pie for two people was a-ok with me after my first bite!

Diet starts Monday - I SWEAR!
 
- Lindsey Nicole

1 comment:

Darby Hawley said...

yummmmmmm!!! So glad you made this and added that extra heart detail for your hubby hehehe