Gathering Pie-deas

Here are a few more pie supplies.

I wanted to make sure I had enough stuff for the first five or six pies so that I don’t have to go to the store every day. Hardest ingredient to find so far: red hots. Remember those spicy little candies that you eat around Valentine’s Day? Turns out–only available around Valentine’s Day. A helpful checkout lady recommended the toppings section of the baking aisle. There I found a tiny bottle of red cinnamon candies which, according to the price, must be grown on a remote island made entirely of cinnamon where the natives hand craft each candy by pouring their own spicy blood into golden molds. Anyway, hope they’ll be worth it in the recipe I found.

I’ve been making lists of the kinds of pies I want to make. I’m nowhere near done, but a few that I will definitely try are listed here:

  • peanut butter pie
  • apple pie
  • peach pie
  • banana cream pie
  • lemon meringue pie
  • cherry pie
  • chocolate chess pie
  • key lime pie
  • chicken pot pie
  • whoopie pie
  • boston cream pie
  • cappuccino pie
I’m not going too far down the road with savory pies. When I was much younger, I spent nine weeks living just south of London, England. I really enjoyed my time there, and I learned so much serving at a small church in Camberley. However, I ate my fill of steak and kidney pie–with gravy. That and TEA. So it’s pretty much checked off my list in life. So, maybe chicken and veggies, and I know of a great tomato pie, but other than that, it’s sweetie pies for me.
Only 4 days ’till the first pie comes out of the oven. Enjoy the quote below…

New York Times, 1902
“It is utterly insufficient (to eat pie only twice a week), as anyone who knows the secret of our strength as a nation and the foundation of our industrial supremacy must admit. Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished.”

In response to an Englishman’s suggestion that Americans should reduce their daily pie eating to two days per week.

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