British Pie Week is March 7 – 13, 2022. I may not be British, but this is a holiday I can truly dig into.
Sweet or savory, I love pie! Can you think of a yummier food to celebrate? And we can celebrate all week long, if we want.
A few years ago, when we were newlyweds. Oh, wait. That may be more than a few years ago, but I digress.
We lived near an elderly lady who knew how to make sweet pies. Evelyn made the flakiest crust I’ve ever eaten. “Want to come for pie?” she asked.
Being young, hungry, and far from home, we readily accepted. “We’ll be right over!”
Her cherry pie was still warm from the oven. The only thing that pie needed was a tall glass of ice cold milk. Evelyn offered that as well. Mercy!
One day several months later, she called again. “The grape vines were loaded so I made grape pies. I just took them out of the oven. Want to come over?”
That sounded interesting, but as I said, we were always ready for her pies. “Sure. We’ll be right over!”
Once inside, Evelyn served us each a large slice of the warm pie. It looked as good as all the other pies she served. My mouth watered, but I politely waited until she had her slice. Then we dug in.
Wait. What is this?
Do you like grape preserves? How about a one inch glob of grape preserves in every bite? I struggled to swallow the sticky sweetness. It was as bad as if someone had opened a large jar, handed me a spoon, and said, “Have at it. Eat the whole 32 oz. jar. Isn’t it wonderful?”
Ugh! Not even the flaky crust could make up for the rich goo. I stared at my half finished serving and shuddered.
My husband politely, or should I say sneakily, mushed the pie around his plate—like a sneaky kid trying to get out of eating his peas—so it looked like he had eaten more than he had.
Since I never practiced that trick, I soldiered on. Back home, I lay on the couch and tried not to be sick.
I hope you find some pie to enjoy this week. But I would not recommend grape pie.
Feel free to tell me about your favorite pie in the comments below. Maybe you can top my story.
Until next time . . . Travel Light,
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