For Valentine’s day this year we decided to do a nice candlelit dinner at home. I just didn’t want to do the whole restaurant thing this year. And we never do candlelit dinners at home (although we may start now, cause I loved it!). Neither of us wanted to do the task of cooking though, so we ordered take out instead. Steak dinner for me, ahi tuna and veggies for Greg. They were both delicious 🙂We didn’t cook dinner, but I did want to make a dessert for us to enjoy. I looked through my recipes and found one for chocolate pie that I got from my Nana’s house. I’d never baked it before, but I’m glad I did. It was yummy!!! So here’s the recipe….
Easy Chocolate Pie
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 (5oz) can evaporated milk
- 3 1/2 Tbsp cocoa
- 1/2 stick margarine, melted (or butter)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Uncooked pie crust
Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Roll out an uncooked pie crust into dish, and pour mixture into crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 mins. Allow to chill, then serve.
That’s it. I mean, really. Could it be any easier? 🙂
Ok, you ready for a funny story? So I’m out at Walmart getting ingredients for the pie then I wanted to get some fresh flowers for the table. I kinda figured Greg was coming home with flowers, but I wanted the table to be ready and set for him too. And you can’t have too many fresh flowers, right? So I decide to go to this new place in town, Fresh Market. I figured they’d have some pretty unique flowers, not just roses, which is all Walmart had. Call me crazy, but I’m not a fan of bouquets of roses. I like variety. So I go to Fresh Market, and I’m standing looking through some flowers, picking them up and making decisions. I look up, and…..standing 5 feet in front of me completely oblivious to my presence, is Greg…picking out flowers. I called him out, and we both just died laughing! He was totally busted!! But props to him, he picked a great place to pick out flowers. You cannot go wrong there! 🙂So we enjoyed a lovely candlelit dinner at home. No tv. No cell phones. It was fantastic 😉 And before we even started dinner, Greg was dying to give me my present. He handed me a bag and I pulled out this book. Yep! Guess what that means? WE ARE GOING TO SAN FRAN! I told him I was taking a week of vacation from work between this semester and summer semester. I wanted to just have a week free from work and school, and told him I wanted to take a trip to the beach or something just to get away. But I’ll take San Francisco! We are so excited!! He did good!
Happy Valentine’s day to me and my sweetie. 4 down, many many more to go!