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 I'm certain that at least one glass of spirits was raised in recognition of the legislation that repealed prohibition.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!