Friday, November 26, 2010
Friday Five: Pie-ola!
Rev.Songbird posted some questions about pie this week over at RevGalBlogPals:
1) Are pies an important part of a holiday meal?
Definitely! They are the highlight of Thanksgiving in our family. We always have apple, pumpkin, mincemeat, and pecan, no matter whether there are 2 people or 20. In the last few years I've also had to have a chocolate cream pie for younger son. His first Thanksgiving break from college he came home and insisted that I make chocolate cream pie since it was his favorite. So 10 years later I'm still adding that to the repertoire. Yesterday we had 2 pumpkin, a mince, a pecan, and chocolate cream for 14 people. We particularly enjoy pie for breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving.2) Men prefer pie; women prefer cake. Discuss.
That is certainly true in my household. I actually did a non-scientific survey this morning which supports my hypothesis. The females unanimously chose cake, all the males chose pie, except for one who replied ice cream. It's not that I don't like pie, but when there's a choice, I always take cake. My favorite pies are pecan, lemon meringue, and key lime -- all made from scratch.
3) Cherries--do they belong in a pie?
Why not? But I can't say that I have a real like or dislike for it.4) Meringue--if you have to choose, is it best on lemon or chocolate?
Definitely on lemon. You have to have real homemade whipped cream on chocolate.
5) In a chicken pie, what are the most compatible vegetables? Anything you don't like to find in a chicken pie?
Carrots, potatoes, and peas, most definitely. You can add celery and/or green beans too if you want.