Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I am not going to be able to make it home for Thanksgiving, which means I am going to have to try and cook myself! As I just said the kitchen is the last place I belong besides a garage and I have been looking online for easy recipes, if anyone knows of any I would be very grateful...so would my roommates:)


Audra said...

Hi Sarah,
Just checking in to see what’s been going on.

Sorry to hear about your grandma. It’s great that you have such fun memories of her.

Happy to hear that you did so well at your marathon last month. Finishing, doing so well , and kicking some brother butt while you were at it is awesome. Great job!

Wow, Suzuki! That’s a big change. A new bike is always exciting. You’ll have to keep us all updated on how you like it.
Yeah, I leave the bike work up to my husband. I leave as much of the cooking as I can get away with up to him too. ;)

Anyway, I wanted to check in, see what you’ve been up to, and wish you a happy Thanksgiving. I’m leaving for the UK the day after Thanksgiving, for a rally. 2 weeks of vacation. I can’t wait!
I don’t know what kind of recipes you’re looking for, but this is what I’ll be making to take to my grandparents tomorrow on Turkey Day. I’m not that great a cook, but I’m alright at baking..and this recipe is really easy and tastes really good. Trust me..your roommates will love it. So, if you need to make a dessert, this is a pretty good one. It has chocolate in it…how can that be bad, right?!
Anyway, I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving Sarah. Take care.

Brownie Bottom Pudding Pie

4 squares semi sweet baking chocolate
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
1tsp. Vanilla
½ cup flour
½ cups chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
2 ½ cups cold milk
2pkg. (4 serving size each) Chocolate instant pudding
1 tub (8 oz. of cool whip) thawed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt chocolate and butter in small sauce pan. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla: mix until well blended. Stif in flour and nuts. Spread into greased 8” or 9” pie plate.

Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs. Don’t over bake. You want the brownie bottom to be fudgy not cakey.
Cool completely. I just put cling wrap over it and stick it in the fridge to cool.

Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with an electric mixer of a wire whisk for a couple of minutes until thickened. Spread over pie bottom. Top with whipped topping, and you’re done! You can sprinkle the top with some grated chocolate if you want to make it look fancy. 
Keep in the fridge until it’s ready to serve.

Gator said...

I suggest Boston Market - very tasty.

Sarah Smile said...

Thanks for the recipe. I actually gave chocolate up last December, its almost been a year! the only time I cheated was after my Grandmother passed away my dad said I needed to eat a snickers in her honor because it was her favorite. And it made me feel alot better (as chocolate usually does). Anyways I hope you have fun in the UK, that sounds awesome, way better than the UP (no affence to all the uppers). Im actually sitting in an airport myself right now flying home to the snow brrr. Take care, Sarah