Jenny of Reading the End has a terrific meme idea for Sundays. The idea is to share good things. To Quote Miss Gin-Jenny, “to talk about things that kept me moving forward or gave me some joy.”
Impassioned by: Pie. SO, here’s what I did: I gave away a gift certificate for a pie of choice for my work department’s Yankee Swap. The person who won was confused but once explained, she seemed quite thrilled by the idea. She asked for Dutch Apple Pie. “Great!” I said. “Yay!!” I thought, as I rushed home to pull out all my pie books and look for a good Dutch Apple Pie. But then I got confused because some have raisins, some have egg in the crust, some have pastry topping when I thought the Crumb Topping was what made it ‘Dutch Apple’. Sigh, what IS a Dutch Apple Pie? I did some #scientific-based research (I posted a poll) and then just asked the recipient what she expects for Dutch Apple. That should clear up this confusion. I know it will have apples and butter and cinnamon and sugar. All good.
Happy about: I found my Pecan Pie recipe! I have this crazy loose leaf recipe collection barely stuffed into a three ring binder and the sugar-splattered copy of my Cook’s Country Pecan was missing. Is missing still. But the husband has a digital copy (it’s his favorite and he never fails to remind me that I didn’t make it for his birthday last year for whatever reason I can’t recall) and I also found it in my emails to my friend Karen many years ago. I wonder if she ever made it?
And if you want to see my Old Fashioned Pecan Pie recipe, I’ve loaded into Google Docs.
(Jeanne helped me out with a link lookup request which has been fixed by the above sentence… Thanks NonNecromancer!)
Super charmed by: My friend Heather asked me about Christmas Pie and we had a lovely FB-Messenger chat about Pumpkin (Dec 25 has been designated “Pumpkin Pie Day”) and Apple and a Crustless Cranberry. Let me know if you, too, would like me to post this recipe. I think I best start creating my resource online. Might as well be here at Care’s Books and Pie, right?
Excited for: Winter Solstice is coming. The shortest day of the year. Which means the days start to get longer. and longer and LONGER! and then it will be spring!
Enjoying: I’m enjoying researching and searching for where to give some of our charity dollars most needed, most effective.
and pie. This WILL be a pie-riffic week!