Not a morning person…

When one gets up at 5:30am to clean and one is not a morning person, one does things like run a load of laundry…without the laundry. And before you get all impressed at what motivation I have to get up and clean, guess again. Procrastination led to panic of realizing I had until 11am to pull it together. Forget a cookbook, I need to write about book about procrastination…you know, when I get around to it. :P

Also when you wake up that early without really getting much sleep the night before and you stop moving, you will wake up to your dog licking you while you have fallen asleep folding laundry on the ground. Such a good alarm clock dog though.

Strange Addictions the show is beyond crazy. I watched per my friend’s insistence the episode where the guy is in love with his car. Not in an oh gee I love my car it is pretty kind of way. But in a tell people you are in a monogamous relationship with said car and have sexual relations with the car. Yes, that’s right, he bones his car and they show him making out with said car. They don’t tell you what kind of car it is as they blur out the logo (I like to think they thought it was the car’s penis…it’s a male car). My friend made fun of the fact that it was a used car and didn’t the guy worry about getting STD’s. ;) I want to have a fundraiser and buy the guy a blow up doll…or at least a lap dance from a live person or something. Anyone else she that episode?

And when you wake up early you also decide to make a Chocolate Stout Brownie Pie. But then that poses the question of what to do with an open half-filled bottle of beer. While they say Guinness is a meal, I’m not totally sure they meant breakfast. I played it safe and cooked down onions with it for later but it was tempting. :)

In the interest of cost, I used a box of brownie mix (it’s really hard to compete with $.67). And premade crust. Yes, I know. But really I had stuff to do today and didn’t want to sit and figure out a recipe. :) I served it with a rather large serving of Bailey’s Irish Cream Whipped Cream.

Chocolate Stout Brownie Pie

1 box brownie mix
1 refrigerated pie crust
2/3 cup stout (Guinness is what was used)
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
½ cup milk chocolate chips
Heavy Cream
4 TBSP powdered sugar
3 TBSP Bailey’s Irish Cream

Preheat oven to 325F.

Roll out pie crust so that it fits your pie pan. Set aside.

Using a large bowl stir the brownie mix, stout, egg, and oil until fully incorporated, about 40 turns.

Pour into prepared pie pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake for 40-45 minutes depending on your oven.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Meanwhile using a stand mixer with whisk attachment, beat cream on high, adding the Bailey’s and sugar once soft peaks start to form. Whisk until you reach desired consistency.

Top pie with whipped cream and enjoy.

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  1. I know that feeling… If I get up at 5am, I’d walk like a zombie.

    Wow, that is one “dirty” pie! Terrific.



  2. This is one of the many times I wish I were your neighbor. I would have totally scarfed brownie pie with you this morning.

  3. My husband told me about an episode of Strange Addictions where the woman was addicted to drinking nail polish.

    Blue with glitter was her favorite “flavor”.

    All these weirdos need to be shipped to an island.

  4. I totally would have knocked back the rest of that beer!

  5. I’m intrigued. Very intrigued.

  6. I’ve never seen Strange Addictions, but this one girl I know does, and she’s always talking about it, and she mentioned the car episode. What she failed to mention was that the car was a male. To me this is an all new mind-blowing experience. We talked all through lunch how a man and car can do it. We assumed the gas nozzle thing (whatever that is) was involved, but now that I know it’s a male car, I’m guessing it’s the exaust pipe.

    So moving on from that…nice looking brownie pie :P Too bad I can’t leagally eat it. And no, I don’t think you can ever beet $0.67. I want to know where you shop for groceries! :O

  7. I’m not sure if that show is on here, but it certainly sounds disturbing enough, and something I might have on TV if suffering from insomnia (which doesn’t happen much anymore). And thankfully, I don’t hit that level of tired much. I typically wake up a little before 5AM, but I’m also a big baby and go to bed early :).
    And would putting a top crust on a brownie pie be way over the top :)?…. I mean if there’s one thing a brownie pie could use, it’s another stick of butter :).

  8. I’ve not heard of that show! Sounds errr…interesting? Ha! Yeah I am not a morning person, I am a night owl but since I start a new job next Monday I will be a forced morning person,lol.

  9. Don’t worry about the laundry Peabody, I did something similar last week, put the wash in, shut the door, added soap, but didn’t start the stupid machine. It wasn’t even early morning so I have no excuse.

  10. I have not seen that show but friends talk about the episodes which you have mentioned. People are weird! I mean, I know I’m not perfect but wow. I’ll have a slice of that pie thanks.

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