Let them eat cake. — Marie Antoinette
Let them eat pie. — The Sticky Egg
I have never been a fan of cake.
For my birthday, I prefer pie. Fruit pie. (Lemon pie, to be picky and specific.) Sometimes I get one; often I don’t.
But then again, I don’t have a pie fairy like Willis Welch.
For the past 35 years, Willis has received a pecan pie at his Columbus, Ohio door every Christmas. From whom he can not say, even after all this time.
This year’s pastry was accompanied by a note announcing the pie fairy’s retirement saying, “I am a little too fat to fly anymore.”
While I’m sad this particular pie maker is grounded, I am inspired by his tradition. We need more pie fairies in the world! At birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, sick beds — you name it! Life needs more pie in it.
Will you be my pie fairy?
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Did your Thanksgiving feast yesterday include pumpkin pie?
If the answer is no, it may not have been the result of poor menu planning. Your host or hostess may have been the victim of…
The Great Pumpkin Crisis of 2009
The what, you say?
The Great Pumpkin Crisis…the quietest food crisis since the Great Waffle Shortage just a few weeks ago.
Apparently heavy rains in Morton, Illinois — the Pumpkin Capital of the United States — depleted its pumpkin crop, and since Morton supplies Libby with 85 percent of its pumpkin, pie shells around the country were empty yesterday.
Not too many people, as it turns out. Like waffles, pumpkin is not a food stuff that incites screams of panic and outrage when it goes missing. No doubt yesterday cooks replaced the pie filling with sweet potato or pecan on their Turkey Day menu.
If there had been a beer shortage — well, let’s just say the football games might have been canceled.
I’m guessing only Linus cried…alone, in the pumpkin patch.
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