On his longest work day, I made 3 kinds of pie. He had a piece before starting work, a piece for 'morning pie break', a couple pieces for dessert after lunch, and another piece before hitting the road...The man loves his pie, and I love making them, especially for such an appreciative audience. Ever since then, anytime we'd invite their whole family (up to 9 people) over for a meal, I would of course, always make a couple of kinds of pie, and somewhere along the line, each of these events became designated as "Pie Fest."
With today's event in mind, I ordered a 20 pound bag of Meyer lemons from Wildly Organic this past week for Lemon Meringue Pie.
|2004 - Age 9 1/2|
|Last night - Age 16 1/2|
Since I considered this close enough to the date, I'd hope to also have Cherry Pie, which, when we were kids, my mom often made in honor of George Washington's birthday. But I had trouble finding cherries, and refused to buy the ready-made, full-of-high-fructose-corn-syrup cherry pie filling, so had to come up with another idea. I bought some Granny Smith apples instead, and with help from my peelers and slicers, we made Apple-Cranberry Pies with crumbled tops.