February 13, 2010

how the Dyers celebrate....

...because--huge sigh of relief!--glory be, I finally found myself a job. We can pay rent! And feed the dog! And occasionally ourselves! And maybe even buy some wine once in awhile! It's a receptionist gig, so nothing fancy, but I'm definitely looking forward to more normal office hours and normal weekends and NOT working nights. No love lost between me and the world of retail, that's for sure.

So, this is how we celebrated: with greasy chinese food, the first of what is bound to be many Take-Out Tests. That's how you find your favorite places, right? Trial and error.
Spring roll, good. Egg roll, not so good. Probably why the egg rolls were free. But overall, I gave it an 8 and Bryan gave it a 7.

The next day, I attempted this chocolate pie truly from scratch, and glory be AGAIN, it is as good as it looks.This moment could not have been possible without The Pioneer Woman, and you can find her pie crust recipe here and the pie + chocolate curls recipe here. I even whipped that cream myself, people! The jobless funemployment era has definitely led to some Domestic Diva tendencies.

But that's all over now.

(I'm mostly kidding. But this recipe is firmly planted in my repertoire now. Come visit, and I'll make it for you! How's that for incentive!)


  1. Jamie Passantino2/13/2010 12:51 PM

    YAY!! I'm SO happy for you! So awesome that you don't have to go back to retail. I've been there too so I feel for you. And that chocolate pie looks amazing!

  2. I'll be there asap, as long as you make that pie.
    And where's the job?

  3. CONGRATS!!! That's so exciting!

  4. I love Pioneer Woman too, and I've used her recipes more than once. And that pie looks fierce. I want some RIGHT NOW. Congrats on the job.

  5. Yaaay! You are so TALENTED! :) Love you!!