My reasons for making a pie were threefold:
- We just got engaged, so we can do whatever we want.
- My fiance’s favorite kind of pie is pecan pie, and I need to learn how to make one for him.
- I have been having trouble with my pie crusts, and after watching the master make turkey day pies, I really thought I could conquer the crust.
I wish I could say that it was equal part all those reasons, but I won’t lie. It was mostly because I wanted to make a perfect pie crust.
I am not super adventurous with pies. I like the apple/peach variety. Pumpkin of course. Lemon meringue, but without the meringue part. Just the basics.
A friend suggested a strawberry rhubarb pie. I have never tried one. I am not really even sure what rhubarb is, but I do know that the leaves are poisonous (thank you, Martha Stewart). Rhubarb to me equals pink celery.
But guess what? Strawberry rhubarb pies are yummy. Just the right amount of not too sweet. If you are still in need of a Thanksgiving dessert, and for some reason don’t want to go classic, I would recommend this delicious strawberry/pink celery combo. (I used this recipe from smitten kitchen.)
Rules: You have to take a picture of everything you ever eat.
Theory: Inconvenience of taking a photo of everything you consume, and also, the shame of documenting things you shouldn’t have eaten, will deter you from straying from a healthy diet.
What we ate today:
Girl: Smoothie and egg, tea, My Fit Foods steak tacos, afternoon coffee drink, green peppers, lots of water and salami, mini pizza with lots of veggies, and half a cookie. Didn’t eat due to not having a camera or not wanting to admit that you ate it: Dried fruit and a cookie
Guy: Smoothie, breakfast kolache, wing, grilled chicken sandwich, iced tea, coffee, coffee, pizza and half a cookie. Didn’t eat: butterscotch candy