It's momsie's birthday.
I'm lucky that way, mom's birthday is always close to Mother's day. Meaning, I get to save a hundred bucks more than you every year. (might be the reason for my "success").
I was stumped for this post, people. I have no clue how to write for my mom. Then, I thought of what I do best, baking.
When I think of my mom, I wouldn't think of a rainbow cake or a cheesecake, I wouldn't think of a 3-tier cake with lilies or daisies, I wouldn't think of a cake at all. A Pie. But no, not an apple pie. She's funkier. She's addictive, she keeps you on your toes. Then, just when you think you got her figured out, she splashes you with a layer of crazy.
This pie is amazing. The chocolate mousse is healthy and light but dark and bitter. Topped with a crazy chocolate peanut butter fudge sauce, enveloped by a flaky crispy crust. That's how she is, obviously amazing yet still holds surprises at every corner.
To Momsie: I love you the way I loved you 10 years ago. I thank you the way I've thanked God for you. I'd cry and grab your feet when you leave the way I did back then. Happy Birthday and may you grow younger this year the way you did last year.
Pie crust recipe from Smitten Kitchen (or here). Chocolate mousse by Part Time Housewife. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce inspired by Nigella Lawson.
"I'm always proud that I eat all types of food, like avocado, so my kids are open to all types of food"
Happy Birthday Mom,