Yes! It's Monday readers. Now, normally I wouldn't be very excited about the arrival of Monday, but this one is different. That's because this beginning of the work week is a holiday. Okay, it's not an official holiday, but it IS one that I can whole heartedly get behind.
Happy Pie Day to you all.
With the recent focus on the cupcake as the dessert treat de jur, it seems pie has been flying under the sweets radar. But I personally think you get much more delicious goodness for your money with a slice of pie. This day my friends, pie takes a back seat to no dessert!
As for this 'holiday', It's a little known fact that one of Nostradamus' more obscure predictions had a guy called Seattledad 3.14 times more likely to eat pie on March 14th 2011 than any other day in the year. It seems I now have the power to make that prediction come true. This is despite the fact we have no pie in the house, which can only be remedied by another after work stop which, as I have noted before, can get a bit dicey at times. Ah, but duty calls.
Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas, and I did celebrate Pie Day Eve on Sunday with a stop at Seattle's Shoe Fly Pie Company. Aren't all the best holiday's celebrated the night before? If you don't think so, tell me the last Flag Day Eve you let loose. Anyway, we were out for a weekend afternoon stroll in the rain, which we are contractually obligated to do once a month as Seattleites (It's in the contract, along with a mandatory stop at Starbucks and a stop at Pike Place Market for fish tossing practice), when it really started to pour and we took refuge in the pie store. It was a good call.
The hardest part was trying to decide which of the tasty pies to try. We finally settled on a slice each of Rhubarb, Cherry, and Coconut Creme. Lukas picked the Rhubarb, which before eating a bite was his favorite despite the fact that he had no idea what Rhubarb was. "Don't worry, it's yummy" Mrs. LIAYF assured him. He agreed after his first taste, but quickly changed his mind once he got a taste of the delicious Cherry slice. Then, when I slipped a forkful of the Coconut Creme into his mouth his eyes grew wide and he let out a prolonged "Mmmmmmmm!" We had a winner, and Lukas now had a favorite kind of pie.
Plus, by the time we had finished our slices, the rain had softened enough for us to begin our trek back to our house with proper sustenance to get us there. I would venture that the LIAYF family did Pie Day Eve up the way it is supposed to be done.
So Happy Pie Day to you all. I hope are lucky enough to score a slice of one or more of the kinds of pie you like best. We never did get to find out in the famous kids story what were the nine kinds of pie that Harold liked best, but in closing I will leave you with mine - which are in no particular order.
Tell me readers. What is your favorite kind of pie?