I was so pleased to peruse Facebook this morning and to learn that today is
NATIONAL PIE DAY!
It really does exist!
I didn’t plan in advance to celebrate, because frankly, this was the first I’d heard about it. But you just can’t let something like that go on by without any attention, now can you? So I didn’t. I made a pie–Good Pie, to be exact. I’ve made one version of this pie before, but I didn’t have all the ingredients, so I improvised. Today, I happened to have everything; oats, dark corn syrup, sugar, eggs, vanilla, butter. It was a very simple pie to make. I just stirred everything up in one bowl and poured it into a store-bought crust. It cooked for 50 minutes and cooled for about an hour before my family shared it for dessert.
It doesn’t look like much when you’re stirring it up–sort of like cheap breakfast gone bad, but don’t be fooled. Simplicity works, apparently.
It came out smelling terrific and looking pretty good. Now, the slice was not so perfect-looking.
I don’t know what the heck happened, but it just did not come very agreeably out of the pie plate. Here’s the good news about Good Pie, though…
No big whoop.
Still tasted incredible. First, you get this crispy top crust stuff–a little bit like a cookie. Then, you taste a caramel-ish, creamy, can’t-put-your-finger-on-it kind of yumminess. Mmmmmm…..Everyone liked it a lot.
National Pie Day was a complete and wonderful accidental last-minute success.
That’ll preach for sure.
Celebrations don’t have to be perfect. They don’t have to be carefully planned out (though I’ve had some fun ones that were). If there’s something to celebrate–and let me tell you people, there’s something EVERY DAY to celebrate in this beautiful world–then just do it. Bake a cake. Whip up a pie. Use your crayons. Make up a song. Start hugging people. Dance with no music. Let out a WOO-HOO!
Do what you have to and get the message out there. Life is definitely something to celebrate.
I mean, gosh, think about all the stuff that people have said with just pie:
- It’s your birthday!
- I love you!
- I’m so sorry.
- You got a raise!
- A new baby!
- Will you marry me? (that really did happen to me, folks–key lime pie with a diamond ring :))
- Look what I can do!
- The blackberries are ripe!
- It’s Christmas!
- Grandma’s here!
And a million more. Don’t waste a single opportunity to celebrate. Pie Day, Friday, or any day at all…