Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Gone for a few days

We're off to Ottawa tomorrow to do Thanksgiving (again) with Billy's family. But its really just an excuse for Billy to see the Calgary Flames play the Sens. This should be interesting, our favourite teams are playing each other!

I thought I'd leave you with one last post before I go. For the trip I made the "Anything Goes" fruit muffins from How It All Vegan. I chose apple and pear as the fruit. The pear smelled beautiful when I was making them. Unfortunately, the combo made for a pretty bland muffin. They're still ok, just not great. I don't have a picture of them. I've made this recipe before with raspberries and blueberries, now that was good!

Billy's mom will be making my Tofurkey feast alongside her own turkey, so I don't need to worry about dinner...but I did want a yummy dessert to have while everyone else enjoys their pumpkin pie. I already made pumpkin cheesecake last weekend, so I didn't want anymore pumpkin. I decided on Wolffie's fudge pecan pie from La Dolce Vegan. I really thought this recipe didn't turn out. First of all, after I took the pie out of the oven (after an hour), the top part of the crust was burnt! Then the recipe said to cook until a toothpick came out clean. So I thought I had overcooked the crust and undercooked the filling. But Wolffie let me know that the filling sets as it sits, so I decided to try the pie before chucking it all. I just picked off the top crust...and it is yummy-licious! I just trimmed off the crust all around, and it is good to go!
This is the pie, burnt crust and all:
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Honestly, if you have LDV, don't let my crummy pictures and bad experience ruin it for you...make this pie! Its creamy and chocolatey, what else could you ask for?

I have a quiz tomorrow, so I needed some yummy study food. I made a quick and easy whole wheat quesadilla with Earth Island cheddar, black beans, and salsa. Mmm, it hit the spot!
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Well I'm off, I need to pack. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Judy said...

Even burned, your pie looks great! Have a wonderful trip to my city and enjoy the game!

Anonymous said...

that pie looks brilliant...not burnt. Have a great trip!

raising_kahne said...

Yumm. Fudge AND pecans, what more could you ask for(well, except maybe a scoop of soy ice cream)?! Your pics still look yummy, even with the crust! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Melissa said...

Thanks, everyone! The pie is very yummy, and very rich. It would go nicely with some vanilla soy ice cream.

The trip is great so far...even though the Sens lost 1-0. We're leaving tomorrow morning and then its back to school for a week until reading week. My "mom in law" kept me well fed, with veggie pizza, tofurky for dinner tonite and a chocolate fondue with fruit for dipping!! Pictures later!

Thanks for all the kind words :)

vasilisa said...

I've been thinking for a while now about trying the tofurkey... Is it any good? I wonder what it tastes/looks like...

rita said...

Mmmm the pie sounds so good. I wish I could get pecan nuts. I bought vegan cheese but I "forgot" to do the quesadillas *slaps her forehead* I will do them tomorrow!!! I'm looking forward to the photo of the chocolate fondue. ;)

Melissa said...

Vasilisa...if you ever liked having turkey with stuffing and gravy, the tofurkey is worth a try. It doesn't taste exactly like turkey, but its pretty good!I think it has more flavour than dry old turkey. Of course, cooking a homemade meal is good too. The tofurkey is handy when you can't or don't want to be in the kitchen all day. Here's a picture of "Gooberific Goes Vegan"'s tofurkey (just scroll down a bit):

Rita, you can't get pecans? That's unfortunate. I think the pie would still turn out great without them though. I've been picking and eating the pecans off the top first so that I can just get mouthfuls of fudgey goodness!

sarchan said...

H'oh man--that fudge pecan pie looks delicious. (Btw, long time no see. . . I'm finally back to reading and posting again).

Melissa said...

Yay, you're back! I'll re-add you to my list...I thought you were done blogging!