Today Is A Day For Chocolate Pie

I am craving a chocolate pie.  I love chocolate pie. First of all, I am a chocoholic. But I prefer the taste of chocolate mixed with other flavors, like strawberries or bananas or even a touch of vanilla in one form or another. Usually when I make chocolate pie, I put it in a graham cracker crust and top it with whipped cream and grated semi sweet chocolate crumbles. The combination of the different flavors is amazing.

Today, I shall compare my life to a chocolate pie.   At the moment, I am the chocolate; content, creamy and smooth.  My family is the topping, adding a sweet compliment to my life. My friends are the crumbles on top, a welcome surprise to my taste buds as I rejoice in how they add to the overall experience.  My beliefs are the graham cracker crust holding everything together.  When I prepare the pie and place it on the table for my beloved family, my heart has been poured into its preparation.  My pie is my offering.

Cooking is a metaphor of life;  when we cook we prepare, plan, offer and receive.  We make our food special for loved ones and guests.  We commemorate our time with each other by gathering together to enjoy creations made with love out of our favorite ingredients.

I love the tastes and varieties of life. And I love to experiment with new ways to make chocolate pie. Maybe a new experience will be strawberries on top. Or perhaps a new realization will be like nuts ground into the graham cracker crust to give it a tastier foundation. Then according to my mood, I adjust my pie.  It may taste quite different from day to day, but that's the beauty of cooking and living!

What is one of your favorite recipes? A dessert, a hot dish, a salad? Maybe your prefer something simpler like a delicious piece of your favorite candy? Whatever the flavor of your favorite recipe, it describes you and gives a bit of insight into who you are.  Do you prefer a complicated, detailed recipe or something easy and tasty?  It may vary from day to day, even moment to moment.  Thank goodness the tastes and combinations are endless!  We can share and adapt according to who we meet,  where we go and what our prevailing mood is at the moment! The abounding variety of recipes makes life itself into a bountiful buffet!

Share your recipes with loved ones and friends, perhaps even new acquaintances! You may just inspire someone to try something new!

Simply Delicious Chocolate Pie:

  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 1/2-2 cups milk ( you can use vanilla flavored soy or almond milk as a substitute if you wish)
  • 1 box of instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 small container of whipped topping
  • semi sweet chocolate squares, grated

Combine milk and pudding.  Prepare according to directions.  Pour prepared pudding into graham cracker crust. Chill 30 minutes until pudding sets firmly.  Top with whipped topping. Grate semi sweet chocolate squares over the top.  If you are in an imaginative life perspective at the moment of cooking, decorate with fruit or nuts or candies!  Enjoy!