Most of the time I really like the fact that I live right next to the water. The ferry stop is 100 feet from our building, we have a great waterside view of downtown Norfolk and we just love being near water.
Then there are nights like last night that make us question the sanity of living on a busy waterway...1:30am...ONE THIRTY AM...on a Tuesday...a Navy ship decided it was time to test their horn. The ship is buoyed less than 150 yards from our place.
Navy ships have loud horns.
Especially at 1:30am.
Over and over and over and over...
I respect our Navy. I love our servicemen. I am married to one.
I HATE the horn honker at 1:30am.
I really don't like the fact that the horn honking has continued on a regular basis ever since...about 5 or 6 honks per hour.
That last line...scratch it from your memory...sounds like a bad line from a B-Movie.
Or remember it if you are a movie script writer...I just want the credit.
We decided to try this recipe from Tyler Florence on Monday night.
To prepare, we picked up a Sugar Pumpkin at the farmer's market this weekend. Well, at least we were told it was a sugar pumpkin. Sure, it was larger than the one's Tyler used, but the farmer's daughter told us this $6 pumpkin was the same...we believed her. (Little Lying Farmer's Daughter)
We then proceeded to make the pies...exactly how the recipe directs. We cook/bake often. We know how to follow a recipe.
The pies turned out way under sweet. They tasted vaguely like banana flavored pumpkin sauce that really needed sugar.
Boooooooo Farmer's Daughter....Boooooooooo,..
We did manage to fix the pies last night with a little ingenuity and elbow grease...First, we took 1/2 a loaf of cinnamon bread and one of the pies...cubed them and turned them into this wonderful Cinnamon Banana Pumpkin bread pudding. Oh my. (We used this Paula Dean bread pudding as a basic guide)
Then I took the other pie, mixed in more sugar and made a new pie. It is okay...edible...but nothing like the greatness that is Cinnamon Banana Pumpkin Bread Pudding.
My love handles just got a lot more lovely.