Friday, August 5, 2011

I Love Pie

I used to bake pies.
Good pies.
Fruit pies and cream pies.
All kinds of pies.
With light flakey crust made from
Betty Crocker's recipe and Crisco shortening.

They were good, too.
I was famous in my family for my pies.
People would travel over the mountains for a piece
when they knew I'd be baking them.
Well, one nephew, once.
But he said it was worth it.

I only made them at Thanksgiving,
but I made a lot.
With a family of nine to feed
I thought I needed nine pies!
Foolish woman.

Always a lemon meringue pie for me,
a coconut cream one for Lloyd,
All made from scratch of course.
No mixes for us.

Then for good luck I'd make
Apple, blueberry, rhubarb, strawberry/rhubarb,
chocolate cream for Mike, and of course,

Gradually the daughters took over the pie baking.
Emily became the go-to pie baker
and I had a rest.

Until this week.  In the past two days
I've made two pies, just for Lloyd and me,
and for Emily and Allan when they came
for dinner yesterday.

The first, which Lloyd wouldn't let me share with anyone,
was a raspberry/blueberry pie made from berries from our back yard.

And the second one was Icebox Lemon Pie from 
Holly's  blog post a couple weeks ago.

Thank you Holly, it was delicious.
I garnished it with Raspberries rather than strawberries though.
Hope you don't mind.

And that's the extent of my pie baking for this year,



Emtron said...

The lemon pie was tasty. Haven't had your pastry in ages though. I still have major issues with making pastry for some reason. You always make it look so easy!

Pat MacKenzie said...

We'll work on it together this year Emily.

Sush said...

I love pie too...come visit and we'll bake!


just call me jo said...

Well, I'm drooling. I am not a great pie maker, but I'm a champion pie eater. Coconut cream, that berry looked divine. Rhubarb/strawberry, please. When I make one I eat it all. Rick is not a pie man. Dang! I'm so hungry for pie. I like your new background and header. Very nice.

Chatty Crone said...

I just had some cherry pie tonight!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh Pat they look delicious.
Wish I lived in your house!

I don't make pies too often but when I do
they don't last very long either.

Enjoy and happy weekend.


Mickey said...

My favorite was always blueberry & peach at this time of the year in Ontario!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Oh what I wouldn't give for a slice of homemade strawberry rhubarb pie!!! One of my favorites.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The pies look wonderful! I don't make them anymore but do love to eat them. It used to be that every week I'd bake pies and cakes and cookies too. That is when I had a family at home. Now I'd have to eat it all and so it's a good thing I don't do it anymore. Hope your Saturday is a super one!

Holly said...

So glad you enjoyed the pie recipe. Easy, huh? Yours turned out so much prettier than mine.

Anonymous said...

If I come for a visit will you please make me a lemon meringue pie ...... sadly I didn't inherit my Mum's baking skills!

Michael and Hanne said...

Yum Yum ! My favourite was the first one!

Desiree said...

Another charming post. Only have me craving a piece of one of your delicious pies!

Granny Annie said...

I am addicted to good lemon meringue pie. I cannot make it but I can sure recognize one when I taste it. I am betting you make a wonderful one. We travel a few miles to a local cafe called "Cafe" and the food is exciting as the name of the place, but their lemon meringue pie is out of this world and before we even are seated I make sure they have some and can put back a couple of slices for us.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

With a family our size making a pie that took hours to make and was gobbled with delight in minutes just didnt make sense to me!! So I gave it up! time for me to start pie making once again.
Maria loves making pies. She makes mean apple, strawberry, and snickers pies! Yum!