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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Foody Friday - Your Man's favorite food

My man is a meat and potatoes man. So when I asked him to tell me his favorite food for me to share on this here fine Foody Friday, he said first, "Carne Asada" which I've already posted. Then it was "Barbecue Ribs" which is not much of a recipe. Pork Ribs and Famous Dave's barbecue sauce.

And that was the end of that conversation.

Soooooo. I have to come up with a meal hubby loves, to share with you. He pretty much likes whatever I make him, but he's rarely gaga over food like I am (always).

So I was thinking about what makes Mocha Man's mouth salivate and what makes his eyes start to spin and his nose start to twitch. Ahhh, that would be the one and only...

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

20 Hershey's kisses, unwrapped
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 3/4 cups cold milk
1 (9 inch) graham cracker or chocolate cookie shell (I used the cookie shell)
Cool Whip and chopped peanut butter cups for garnish.

Melt the chocolate with the whipping cream. Stir until smooth, and spread evenly over the bottom of the pie shell. Refrigerate until ready to fill; chocolate should be firm before filling.
Put the dry pudding mix, milk, and peanut butter in a large bowl. Blend with an electric mixer, until peanut butter is well blended and mixture thickens. Pour peanut butter filling into crust. Chill several hours.
Top with whipped topping and chopped Reese's Peanut Butter cups.

My only complaint about this recipe is that it doesn't slice very well... I've considered playing around with adding some cream cheese to the PB layer to make it thicker and more sliceable, but in the end, it really doesn't matter what it looks like... it tastes divine.

This is SO not a meal, I know... but to Mocha Man, dessert IS a food group. So, really, he's a meat and sweet kind of guy.

Happy Foody Friday! Isn't this a great topic for right before Father's Day? I hadn't even considered that when I set the theme. So maybe our men can get some new favorite dishes :)

OK, I'm off to scrub 12 layers of dirt off my kitchen floor. Then I'm going to take a bath to soak 12 layers of garden dirt off of my feet and hands... and to r-e-l-a-x.
I love me a good hot bath.

A reminder to you linkers to link to your actual post, not your general blog url. You can get the post url by clicking on your post title, and then copy/pasting from the address bar into the linky box.
Clear as mud?
Sorry... I've got dirt on the brain.

Not dirt in the brain. At least I don't think so.

Stop. Typing.


emily said...

Yum, I would like that - I'm a peanut butter and chocolate freak. It doesn't look to complicatd either - a good thing in my book! Sorry I had fogotten to link back to here, I fixed that, now!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

So I came over here thinking I would find a nice meat dish that I could make for my hubby...and instead you are tempting me with something I want to make for MYSELF. That looks like some absolute sinfulness. YUM!

Yvette said...

Mmmmm, chocolate peanut butter pie sounds delicious.

J mom said...

Sounds good to me!

Michelle Rockwell said...

Ok, so once again I will leave my recipe in your comment box, being that I do not have a blog.

When I asked my husband, Cliff, what his favorite meal was his reply was Prime Rib - something that we made this last Christmas. He never did give me a more "normal" meal, so I will just pull from his other favorites!

Here is his favorite breakfast:

Baked Apple French Toast

2/3 Cup brown sugar
½ Cup butter
2 Tbs corn syrup
2 tart apples, peeled and sliced
1 loaf French bread (day or two old works best)
5 eggs
1 ½ Cup milk
1 ½ tsp vanilla
Chopped Pecans – approximately ½ cup or to taste (optional)

Spicey Cider Syrup: (I haven't been making the syrup recently, tastes great without)
1 Cup sugar
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
2 Cups apple cider
2 Tbs lemon juice
¼ Cup butter or margarine

In microwave safe bowl, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup and cover with paper towel. Microwave on high until butter is completely melted and mixture can be whisked together into a thick syrup. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2” glass baking dish to cover bottom. Arrange apple slices over this mixture. Slice bread into 3” thick pieces and place on top of apples. Whisk together in small bowl eggs, milk and vanilla and pour evenly over bread layer. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered in preheated 350° oven for 40 minutes. While baking, prepare syrup by combining sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in cider and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in butter. Serve over baked French toast. Yield: 6-8 servings.


Favorite Soup:

Sausage Bean Soup

¾ pound bulk Italian Sausage
½ cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can (15 ½ ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ½ ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 ½ ounces) beef broth
1 can (14 ½ ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp minced fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

In a large saucepan, cook sausage, onion and garlic until the sausage is browned; drain. Add beans, broth, tomatoes and basil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese. Freezes well. Yield: 4 – 6 servings.

Carolina Mama said...

Sounds great! We had pb and chocolate pizza today! We were out but I'll venture to find the 'recipe.' :)