Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pie Day

I have a confession to make.

I don't like pie.

Well, it's not quite that absolute. I don't like most pie. A well-done chocolate silk is a lovely treat.

But I don't like cooked fruit. (Or raw vegetables. But that's another post.)

Apple pie? Peach cobbler? Barbecued pineapple? Blech. No thank you. The taste, the texture . . . so not worth the calories. (Granted, even if your grandmother'e homemade apple pie was 100% guilt free, I still wouldn't touch it. Maybe the vanilla ice cream on top, though.)

Alas, this prejudice against cooked fruit does not stop me from participating in Pie Day (not to be confused with Pi Day on the 14th of March). Every November before Thanksgiving the girls of the family get together to make and freeze pies for the upcoming holidays. This year, Pie Day is November 12th. We make a plethora of pies, depending on what is requested, but it always includes a chocolate pie (hit or miss) and a pumpkin pie (also not a fan)*.

I wanted to try a coconut cream pie, but apparently you can't freeze those. :/ At least there's always fudge at Christmas.

In actual writing/book-related news, I'm on chapter 20 of The Black Prism by Brent Weeks and really liking it so far. I'm actually not crazy for the magic system, but the story line is rather good. Today is also the release day for Brandon Sanderson's The Alloy of Law, his tag-on book to the Mistborn trilogy (which are my favorite books ever).

A little bird told me that the humor in said book is very similar to Warbreaker, which I unfortunately was not a fan of. But I plan on purchasing the hard cover as soon as I'm done with Weeks. :D

*While I'm insulting all your favorite desserts, I'll go ahead and mention that the one time I went to The Cheesecake Factory, I ordered chocolate cake. :O


  1. Oh my gosh! That's why I think you're so cool. I hate pie! I never eat it. I can't stand that everyone gets a dessert at thanksgiving and I don't.

  2. More pie for usssss. ^__^

  3. Cooked fruit in general? There's a lot of pumpkin in our house this time of year--pumpkin soup (which is really spicy and tasty), pumpkin pasta sauce (tomato sauce is cooked friut, you know), pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (which are TO DIE FOR, especially with frosting on top.) Mmm mmm!

  4. I like most pie, but I hate apple, peach and cherry pie. My all-time favorite is Razzleberry. James' brother makes ridiculously delicious pies for Thanksgiving every year and most of the time he has different ones. There was a pineapple strawberry and it was amazing! That's too bad you didn't even get cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory. Their caramel cheesecake is really yummy.