I have a dilemma. Two, actually.
I have an office full of people hungry for pie. And a house full of two people who are decidedly NOT hungry for pie. And two cats who have so far not shown a taste for the stuff (not even the salmon pie -- color me surprised).
But I take the bus to the train to the shuttle into work. And I can barely transport a pie from the oven to the counter.
Today I forgot about pie. I had other things to do. I had to study some stuff. (More about that later.) I had some errands to run and some chores to do.
And then I was going to write about pie but something was wrong with my computer.
His name is Nougat.
The two whole cups of sugar I poured into yesterday's buttermilk pie have had an effect.
I have all the ingredients for a cranberry-pecan pie ready to go. I love cranberry-pecan pie.
But last night I hit the wall. I just couldn't do it. I couldn't eat -- bless me, I couldn't even mix -- another dessert pie. I actually had to hide the simple syrup I keep on the counter for coffee.
Me, texting: Hey Mom. Have you ever had buttermilk pie?
Mom: My Aunt Fanny used to make it all the time! It was her thing!
Me: I thought so. I never got to try it, but I found a recipe on Homesick Texan -- Lisa seems to share a lot of traditions with our family, judging by her chicken fried steak ...
Today's an important day.
Today, in the U.S., we vote.
We're voting on a lot of things, and one thing's for sure -- politics can get weird. So today I'm bringing it back to the real issues. The things that matter.
The Issues Explained