Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie

It's been a while since I've made one of these. I used this recipe, substituting chicken for veal, and celery for potatoes. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to file this in the "bad luck pie" category from now on. Right around the time I made this, my blood work from the doctor came back showing high cholesterol. What is a pie princess to do? I shall keep churning the pies out for those I love, but it will be hard to keep my own fork out of the pie. It's only been a few weeks, but I could really go for a piece of pie right about now.

Current Pie Tally: 180

Plum Lucky Apple Pie for Poker Night

In order to stay in the good graces of his monthly poker group, my husband asked me to send him to the last game night with my winning pie from this year's Takoma Park Farmer's Market Apple Pie Contest. He later came home with $1 in winnings and an empty pie dish. Despite the meager winnings, there was some banter about regular payment for the pie if it showed up consistently every month.

Current Pie Tally: 179

Straight Up Apple Pie

I told some in-laws of friends across the street that I would make them an apple pie if they brought me some McCoun apples from New York. They delivered and so did I! We all enjoyed a pleasant slice of pie outdoors while the kids ran around after dinner one night. I used my traditional apple pie recipe, but used fresh-squeezed orange juice for the fruit juice and brown rice syrup instead of molassas. In the future, I think I'll experiment a bit more with the syrup used or up the amount of sugar. I think it would have been a bit tastier if it was a tad sweeter. Just a tad, mind you.

Current Pie Tally: 178