Chocolate Week Craving: Pots de Creme

Okay, so maybe I haven’t been cooking a lot lately.  Maybe Scott and Peanut are wasting away.

No, that’s not true.  The second part about the wasting away.  We recently consumed delicious pork chili, Giada’s egg and kale wraps (which are decidedly easier with fried eggs than her recommended cooking technique), and some excellent youth-group-provided cookies.  In fact, my dinner last night involved a cookie appetizer, followed by a glass of red wine (at home, not at youth group), half an apple, and a fried egg.  Very gourmet.

But what do I want to make on this chilly Thursday?  Pots de Creme a la Pioneer Woman, of course.

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photo by Ree Drummond

Because who wouldn’t want that?!  It’s like your favorite chocolate pudding met a sophisticated French something or other and created your dream dessert.  Yep.  That’s the description I’m going to go with today.  Because I can, and the picture looks tasty enough to make up for my words.

I know I said I’ve never tried this recipe, but I happen to think that we should all try this recipe.  Plus, The Pioneer Woman has posted several varieties of this dessert on her blog over the years.  I figure if it’s good enough for The Pioneer Woman to make loads of times, it’s good enough for me.  I might even nominate this untested recipe for your Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day or Spatula Day or any day that you see on the calendar around February 14) celebration needs.

We have a horrible track record with Valentine’s Day at our house.  The only successful Valentine’s Day in our record included The Pioneer Woman’s Grilled Ribeye Steak with Onion Blue Cheese Sauce.  And Taken 2.  We’ve made this steak and sauce combo three times now (because making it more often than once a year might cause a heart condition), and it has been ridiculously wonderful each time.  I wholeheartedly recommend it.

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photo by Ree Drummond

So yes, we might fail at romantic holidays, but we know how to make a good steak.  I think we’re winning in the big picture.

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