Obviously this did not turn out great. It looks like a huge flat pancake boob. Yes it’s true, I didn’t buy a special heart mold to make this in and instead used my conical strainer but in my defense, I thought I would be able to shape it a little bit after I unmolded it. I did sort of half-assed attempt to find the mold, meaning I went to one store and they didn’t have it so I gave up, but then I just thought “Be like Tim Gunn, Maggie – make it work!” Wow, I just googled it hoping to steal an image from somewhere and lots of people made this work. Like, lots of people.
Ugh, yesterday was just not my day. I had to work until 6 PM and were you aware that working until 6 PM does not lend itself kindly to making a delicious and timely meal for Valentine’s Day? I planned to make a homemade Chicken Pot Pie which doesn’t sound fancy but it’s Tristan’s favorite and I make a very nice pot pie. Unfortunately, pot pie takes some work. What with making the crust and letting it chill, chopping the veggies and the chicken and making the filling and letting it thicken, putting it together, baking it, & cooling it, it’s kind of a process. I did make the crust at work so I cut that step out, but everything else I started at 6:35 when I got home from work. So yeah, we ate dinner at 8:50. But this was our dinner:
Can you see why I thought I could mold it into a heart? I mean that looks like a pretty sturdy piece of crustless cheesecake right? Wrong! Mine was kind of like a gelatinous, whipped cream consistency cheesecake. And guess what – I have two of them! The recipe did not fit into the strainer I had planned on using so I hauled out the other one and now I have two piles of this delicious but not great looking goo in my fridge. Maybe I will make a crust tonight and pour it in there and bake it for a little and see what happens. That sounds fun. Also when I added the raspberry coulis that I made to the mix, it just looks like a crime scene photo. Just not great.
I’m at the point now where I just want to keep making fun of it though. Look at that sad, sad, pile of goo. Hahaha I am reminded of one of my favorite parts of Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion and I will leave you with that.