Here is a reenactment of my reaction when I found out I had won:
|source: Reminisce Magazine|
First, let me say that Brian's book is beautiful. It is touching and funny and real. Everyone should read it. No really. Go get it NOW.
The recipe that Brian picked for me, however, is another story altogether.
Ladies and Gentlemen. The recipe I am talking about is the always ubiquitous PINK THING.
When I announced to the Twitter Universe that I would be making the Pink Thing, I received many responses. Some where intrigued. (What is it??) Some where amused. (It sounds dirty!) Some even had their own versions (Pink Fluff, Pink Sh*t, etc.), but most just wanted to know why. God WHY?!?
Now, when I saw this recipe, I had two immediate thoughts.
- I would have to lighten it up. You know - Do it up WW Style.
- I would have to invite some friends over to share my Pink Thing. Because this recipe makes a crapload.
I even selected a beverage to go along with the Pink Thing.
|Voodoo Doughnut Bacon Maple Ale FTW!|
Luckily I remembered to prepare my Pink Thing the night before, because it really thickened up and took on a nice pink hue just in time for the party. When I pulled it out of the fridge, and popped off the lid, we all just sort of stood around it in a circle and stared for a moment. No one said a word.
Until one brave friend broke the silence.
"It's really... Um... Glossy."
Then I served it up. As you can see, I was really excited.
My husband and his friend gobbled up the Lion's Share of the Pink Thing. They really, really liked it. Of course, they had just done a Jager Bomb - so maybe that could've had something to do with it?
I should note that the Pink Thing came from the London Newcomer's Cookbook, 1983. Of course, I totally Weight Watchered it up by using all low-fat ingredients. I also left out the chopped pecans, because - frankly I forgot.
So let us review. In summary: Jager Bombs, Bacon Beer, and Pink Thing.
Did we enjoy our evening? What do you think?