Today was a snow day and, out of the blue, I asked Chris if he wanted to try to make a pie. “A chocolate pie?” He asked. “Apple?” I countered. We went back and forth on this for awhile (it actually threatened to become a real argument… being cooped up inside makes people crazy). Because of the lack of nearby food options (have I mentioned our ghetto Compare foods?!), we figured we’d be safest making a simple graham cracker crust and filling it with some chocolate pudding and homemade whipped cream. We were shocked to find graham crackers all cost $5 (more than a pre-made crust!), so we decided to be bold and make Mark Bittman’s flaky pie crust. It took us forever to make it, and a few mishaps occurred along the way. We learned that next time we’ll roll the dough out and shape it over our pie tin a little more carefully. But other than that, it was easier than I expected. This labor-intensive, delicious, flaky, buttery crust received a luscious Jell-o pudding and shredded coconut filling, in amazingly Semi-Homemade style. We topped it with some homemade whipped cream. Chris named it Bounty Pie. And it was awesome. It did not, however, look awesome in a photo. It looked like poop. So you’ll just have to imagine.