October 19, 2004

Baseball and Apple Pie

I was checking up on the game via MLB Game Day. Maggie thought hits was silly, so we went over to watch the game in the 10th inning, thinking it would be over in about 5 minutes. It is extremely unusual for Maggie to be on the couch watching TV for as long as she was, and unheard of for a sports event.

Of course, we were there for quite a while. David Ortiz was extremely accommodating, batting in the winning run just as the clock struck 11PM, which led right into The Daily Show. John Jon Stewart has really got his dander up lately, hasn’t he?

After that, I cut up apples for a pie. I can’t say I’m impressed with store-bought pie crusts, but I thought I’d try them out. They say they’re 9 inch crusts, and they are 9 inches wide, but not as deep nor as wide at the bottom as my Pyrex pie plates. That means fewer apples fit in the damned pie. It sure is easy to make a pie, though, if you’re not rolling out the crust. It feels more like assembling than baking when someone has made the crust for me. A pastry is comprised of filling and a pastry crust. If you really want to be the pie, you have to roll out that crust. Even when I’ve made some mistake, like leaving off the salt, my homemade crusts have been better than store-bought.

So, practically speaking, what does it mean when you bake a pie in the middle of the night and leave it to cool in the refrigerator?

It means: pie for breakfast.

Posted by James at October 19, 2004 8:27 AM
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heh. 'be the pie'. :)

jon has been in fine form recently; keeps me from completely losing it over the current state of things.

Posted by: beth at October 20, 2004 4:48 PM

Can't believe I spelled his name wrong. (Jon Stewart) Knew it was wrong, too.

"Be the pie" takes on a whole different meaning when you keep eating it and you start gaining the weight. ;)

Posted by: James at October 20, 2004 5:21 PM

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