Friday, September 12, 2008

Control Your Nose

Don't be lettin' it get all stuck up in the air or anything. For starters, it's raining like crazy, and you might drown.

Actually, I just figgered you might not be able to stand another post with PEAR in the title. But if it had read Pear Pie, your nose might have gone north, and I wanted to spare you the embarrassment, because pear pie is d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s. Mmm-mmm-mmm.

"Pear pie? Whaaaat?" They ate the pie, and they ate the words: "This pie should be entered in a county fair." Any kudos go to Little Loo, who long ago steered me to, where recipes are rated, and one can scout for five stars. In this instance, I'd even read like stories of turned up noses which got buried in a scrumptious pie. Would that be humble pie? Pass the napkins, please.

It's ugly, though.

All four of us peeled, cored, and sliced our way yesterday to pear butter, pearsauce, canned pears, pears for lunch, and pie. By the time we got to the pie, I wasn't of a mind (or body) to make crusts, and we needed to go to town, so I decided I'd buy crusts...until I saw they (and everything in the store) had taken a sizable price leap.

I bought my first manufactured pie crust circa 2004, having brought my own nose south in order to do that. "Real women make their own pie crusts." I got over my puffed up self and have bought many. But I wasn't going to pay the price of a bag of flour for a manufactured crust. I did decide to employ the food processor, though, and were it not for adding too much water, that probably would have been a good idea. I pieced and patched the results into an unsightly but serviceable receptacle and lid: Enter five-star-piggledy-pear-pie.

Never judge a pie by its cover...or its name.

The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. ~Psalm 12:6


Cousin Annie said...

I have actually had pear pie, & you're's MMM-mmmm! I think yours looks right tasty myself! So, control your nose & pass the pear pie, please!!!

~CarolineNot said...

Ahh, (((Annie)))! G'morning. Ü And great news: you've eaten pear pie. I never had. I wish you could be here to have a slice...and help pare pears. Keepin' it real.

Janie said...

Your pie looks delicious! I have heard pear pie is great, though I have never had it. The crust looks fine, plus if your house is like mine, the pie isn't going to last long enough to worry about the crust looking a little lumpy or patched up. It all tastes the same, anyway! Did you cut up all those pears with a "pear-ing" knife??? Hee hee!