Friday, February 19, 2010

so far

it is a 2 slices of pie day.

There's still time, however.

23 comments:

Anna Claire said...

Now I don't feel as bad for the gigantic slice of chocolate icebox pie I had at lunch today. The meringue was taller than me.

Go ahead and have another piece...you can always be healthy tomorrow :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

Ah, but the question remains - two slices or different pies?

Empress Awesome said...

Only two slices? Why not the whole thing? Just find some ice cream to go with it.

Sierra Godfrey said...

Still time for what? A third and a fourth slice? Yeah, baby.

Diane T said...

Well, there's breakfast pie (I recommend pumpkin), and then mid-morning snack pie (apple), and then lunch dessert pie (blueberry), and teatime pie (peach), and dinner dessert pie (pecan).

You have to understand, in my family the pie count at Thanksgiving regularly tops 40. Sure, we have 30 people for dinner Thursday and Friday, but that's still a lot of pie that needs eating.

Just remember that: pie needs eating. It's your duty.

Sarah Laurenson said...

If you become vegan (or just eat some vegan pie), they can be made with tofu. Now tofu is what you eat for dinner, so this means eating pie = eating dinner.

Hm. I suppose if you're not vegan, they can have eggs and dairy. That's breakfast, right?

And you do need your five servings of fruits and vegetables, so consider banana cream, apple, any of the berries, rhubarb, etc.

It's all about eating healthy.

B. Nagel said...

I don't like pies (other than cherry). Does cheesecake count? Mmm. Cheesecake with cherries.

I had that day all this past week. TGIWeekend.

moonrat said...

i like you guys. this is why we're friends.

Ello said...

Red velvet cupcake with creamcheese icing so yummy yummy

SM Schmidt said...

Pie...hard to work with. Now a pound cake "muffin" is a cupcake in disguise! Slather on jam rather than frosting and you can argue it's breakfast. The world of stress eating has some serious creativity in underlying excuses.

Mike Lindgren said...

May I just put in a word for reclassifying pie - especially Sarge's cherry pie with vanilla ice cream - as a food group?

moonrat said...

Mike--I honestly can't tell you why it hasn't been already.

I have a dream of someday owning a bookstore that sells pie. Every kind of pie, from banana cream to shepherd's. (Please c.f. my interests on my blogspot profile, which I haven't even tweaked since I started this blog three and a half years ago. Some things never change. Eg how awesome pie is.)

Heather said...

I had a cookie and some Reese's. Sometimes it just needs to be done.

Anonymous said...

Oh how I hear you! One dead car battery and a water main break (resulting in my having to pick kid up from school 1 hour into school day) has left me hunting for cheesecake. Litgal

storyqueen said...

I totally ate two pieces of pie today, too!! (And I don't eat that much sugar.

forgotten lunch + president's day pie celebration in lounge= a two piece of pie day.

Heather Hansen said...

Go, Moonie, GO!!!!

Whirlochre said...

Is this '2 slices' as in one cut of the knife?

Ashley A. said...

Pie! I think I might lose my status as a productive citizen of the world if a bookstore-cum-banana cream pie shop opened up nearby.

My boyfriend is a chef. He recently asked me what he should do with the ground local organic goat meat he was going to start getting. Burgers, he asked. I love a good burger. But no, I said, duh. Shepherd's pie! And he did: goat and cactus with chilaquiles instead of potatoes. Sigh. What a man.

moonrat said...

that sounds incredible, Ashley. but maybe it should be Ranchero Pie instead of Shepherd's Pie?

Ashley A. said...

He's calling it Pastor Pie, using the Spanish word (with second-syllable emphasis) for shepherd, but people just pronounce it like the clergyman. We're in the south, so it's kind of funny!

JES said...

My Pennsylvania-German-not-Dutch grandmother was great with pies. You ever have shoo-fly pie? (Yes, like in the song, for those of you old enough to remember it.) OMG.

Now you've got me thinking about making her apple cake.

But pie, ah, pie... I feel like one of the pie fetishists on Twin Peaks, Cooper ("This must be where pies go when they die," as his eyes roll ecstatically) or hard-of-hearing Gordon Cole ("I PLAN ON WRITTING AN EPIC POEM ABOUT THIS GORGEOUS PIE").

Diana said...

You have to enjoy the pie while it's still prime. Besides, eventually the pie will be gone, and then it won't be there to tempt you anymore. It makes more sense to enjoy the pie and then have happy memories of it, then to think sad thoughts about the pieces you discarded.

Imogen said...

This posting is making my mouth water, and I just HAD lunch. Now I'm fantasising about my mother's buttery short crust full of home grown plums, and the syrup-y juices bubbling out at the edges and caramelising there with that little tang of blackened stickiness they have. Yum.

PS: What is a red velvet cupcake? I don't think we have them in the UK...

My word verification word is "warga"; Tolkien pie, anyone?