Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Celebrate Repeal Day!

Thanksgiving was less than two weeks ago and yet today I found myself reminiscing. There I was thinking about a pecan pie baked at my house by a relative on Thanksgiving day. I generally don't consider myself to be an expert on pecan pies or baking .... that crown may be worn by Miki at MikisMorsels; (take a look at these cookies) but I've had my share of pecan pies. All different sizes, shapes, styles, and flavors.

For a while, I was hooked on a chocolate bourbon pecan pie. An old girlfriend used to bake me one every few months or so. I'm not sure I've ever had one quite as good as hers. (That's a secret!) A slice of her pie warmed and topped with a scoop of coffee ice cream and I was in dream land. Thank goodness for an active lifestyle and good genes from my parents because I'm sure each one of those pie events was worth about 1000 calories or so. And the sugar! Wow! I'm sure there were days when I managed to double-up and consume more than my fair quota. Anyway, I digress. So this relative bakes up a storm and puts together two fabulous pies. One sweet potato pie and one pecan pie. Both pies enhanced with rum. I found the rum to be quite appealing and a great compliment to each of the pies.

So today while I was remembering the great taste of the pecan pie nearly two weeks ago I tried to decide what was so special about this cousin's pie and think if I should invite her over and ask her to experiment with a chocolate bourbon recipe.

That's when it hit me........

I'd completely forgotten to celebrate Repeal Day!

I've been so busy the past few days with social engagements that I completely forgot to celebrate the end of prohibition. That's right you lushes!

December 5, 2008 marked the 75 Th anniversary of the end of prohibition in the United States. I'm sure somewhere around the country at some dark and lonely bar there were true professionals celebrating this special day. I'm certain that at least one glass of spirits was raised in recognition of the legislation that repealed prohibition. In the history of the United States, Prohibition was the period from 1920 to 1933, during which the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption was banned nationally as mandated in the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

There were legal exceptions of course. Like this medical prescription for liquor.

I stared off into space and questioned -

"Could I have convinced a doctor to write a prescription for chocolate bourbon pecan pie?"

Fortunately, I won't have to go that route.

I'll be raising my glass tonight to celebrate.

Happy belated Repeal Day!


Jane Turley said...

Chocolate bourbon pecan pie? Hmmm...I'm not sure if it would work but I'm prepared to offer my services as offical taster. You know, just out of the kindness of my soul....

SimplyForties said...

I can't believe I missed Repeal Day. I'd better plan an event. Maybe make up some bourbon balls and a little pasta with vodka sauce.

intrepidideas said...

Miss Jane,

You're selected. Thanks for being "kind." That's a tough position you know?

Simply Forties,

Bourbon balls sound great. A perfect way to finish the pasta dish. Thanks for the visit!

Summer said...

If that's not a reason to drink tonight, I don't know what is.

intrepidideas said...

Just curious Summer - What is your drink of choice?

Summer said...

If I'm at home it's chardonnay. Out and about I love Cape Cods. Recently a friend introduced me to Red Bull and Vodka. Not bad.

intrepidideas said...


Those all sound very refreshing. I'm still on the lookout for a sausage ball.

Anonymous said...

Hats off to pecan pie, mimosa, and all that good stuff.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

MickisMorsels said...

Hope I'm not too late to hold up my glass. I'll toast to you any day! That would be a Vodka & cranberry juice for me.