Hi ho, dear friends. Today’s a special day. Special in a we-celebrate-all-the-anniversaries way.
Do you do that? Celebrate the day you started dating on top of wedding anniversaries? You may think it sounds dumb, but it’s a great way to reminisce on how far you’ve come in life.
Also, it’s a great excuse to make your husband remember more dates. Life with me is like a mine field. OH you forgot the day we held hands for the first time? Clearly, I’m pissed at you now. Please buy me a nice dinner to make it up to me.
Well, 9 years ago today, a wee little Brian and I professed our teenage love for one another. I know, tender.
If you had asked me 9 years ago if this goofy kid in the speedo would be my husband, I’d laugh at you. And secretly think to myself – I hope so…
I think back on all the years we’ve had together, over a third of my life, and I laugh. From the time we booked my first secret flight to Los Angeles (sorry, mom.) to convincing my mom (sorry again, mom.) that the wedding theme “The perfect pear” wasn’t really the right fit for us.
(She’d say – but it’s so cute because it’s pears and you’re the “perfect pair” get it?)
The truth is, we are far from perfect. But we are imperfect together, and there’s no one else I’d want to remind me of that every day.
So in celebration of 1/3 of my waking life hours being spent loving Brian, I give you (and let’s be honest, my mom) Chocolate Pear Tarts.
Get it? The perfect pear?
- pecans - 1/2 cup, ground
- flour - 1 1/2 cups
- sugar - 2 tablespoons
- Ice water - 2 tablespoons
- pears - 6
- water - 6 cups
- sugar - 1 1/2 cups
- semi-sweet chocolate - 12 ounces
- heavy cream - 1 cup
- eggs - 2
- egg yolks - 3
- vanilla - 2 teaspoons