I confess:I bought a bunch of mint, and by that I mean a singular bunch not like a cart full, but I don't know why. I made a careful (or so I thought) list of all the ingredients I needed for the next few weeks of meals I was going to prepare. After going home and writing it out to separate the produce, I was left with some random mint. It was handwritten by me for reasons unknown.
I confess:I had limes left over from fourth of July weekend so decided to make some limeade (which I changed to mint limeade cause, you know, that mint) and a key lime pie. The instructions seemed simple and clear and YET I STILL F'D UP. But still ended up with a delicious pie, so there's that. Here are the steps I was supposed to follow:
- make the crust, bake
- make the filling, bake
- make the whipped topping
So simple. So.... I get through step one just fine. Then step two I pour the condensed milk into the mixing bowl, and then proceed to pour the whipping cream in. Which was for step three. Which should have been the LAST ingredient I reached for. Dang. I try to see if I can pour it out but it's all mixed with the condensed milk. So... I just say fuck it, let's make this work (cause the other recipe I was thinking of doing had sour cream in the filling, so adding dairy couldn't be the worst thing right???). I cooked it a little longer than the recipe called for and used the leftover egg whites to make a meringue topping instead of the whipped cream one since I had no more cream. Which actually worked out better cause now I didn't have to throw out the egg whites. The middle turned out a little bit loosey goosey, but tasty. So now I want to try the first recipe as planned, but with a meringue topping, and the recipe with the sour cream and see what I like best. Probably the one with sour cream cause really.
I don't know why I've been MIA lately with blogging. It's hot. So I guess that's the reason.
I confess:Also, my neighbors moved out (you know the ones throwing knives and shit) and are renting the house out for $3400/month which is apparently the price for renting houses now. WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK. So if your rent should only be 30% of your income, you have to be pulling in over 10 grand a month. Seems totes reasonable guys.
This is my pie. Look at that fabulous meringue guys. IT'S LIKE PERFECT. Ignore the goo.
My pie after it chilled overnight. Filling looks better.