They Didn't Ask Me (dr_phil_physics) wrote,
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Because Pie, Dammit

And You Thought Thanksgiving Was All About Turkey

A friend on Facebook posted, "There were six kinds of pie - apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, key lime, and chocolate." I am terribly jealous. (grin)

See, not only is pie a fine food in its own right, it also makes an excellent breakfast. And it seems that pie lovers don't discriminate between meat eaters and the various flavors of non-meat eaters. You know, the vegetarians, the vegans, the fruitarians, the air ferns...

We had pumpkin pie last night. Oh, seriously yum. By Christmas, we are likely to add mince meat (with or without any actual meat). Sometimes we've had pecan pie or pumpkin pecan pie. Very fond of pecan lies -- everything from a Southern so-sweet-your-teeth-hurt pecan pie to a more genteel Northern pecan pie. And such a shame that Mrs. Dr. Phil's cousins in Arkansas send us a box of cracked pecans every year. Most of them go into making stollen for Christmas presents, but sometimes we get a pecan pie out of the bounty.

I saw an article referenced in the last week about some survey regarding people's pie preferences for Thanksgiving. Amusingly the totals didn't add up to 100%, because they allowed for multiple pie situations. Not surprisingly, pumpkin topped out at like 84%. Pecan, mincemeat and sweet potato pies came next, followed by apple. Blueberry was in there somewhere. And then the other American classic, cherry pie, which I know is enjoyed by a number of people in my circles of acquaintances, but came in only about 5%.

That my friend also had key lime pie made me jealous -- I adore key lime pie. And on Mrs. Dr. Phil's side, there's a family recipe for sliced lemon pie which is quite amazing and quite the acquired taste.

Anyway, I sincerely hope you had pie in your holiday, the more the merrier.

With condiments as needed. Whipped cream. Hard sauce. Cheddar cheese for an Apple pie. (double-layer-grin)

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