Friday, October 10, 2008

You Deserve Pie.

I promised pictures, and pictures you shall have. But they shall not be of fiber. Oh no. They shall be pictures of the one thing more glorious than any fiber imaginable. They shall be pictures of food.

Yes, my friends, I can cook. It's not a thing I do often, as I am, ya know, rarely home (notice the lack of regularity on the blog?). But at work, anytime one of us in the department has a birthday, we celebrate by having a "food day" which means gorging ourselves over the course of a very long lunch. Everyone brings something and our potluck is often themed. For my birthday I requested Mediterranean cuisine. Someone else asked for an international food day. This time, the birthday boy requested Southern food. Hmm...

Now, I have always wanted to try sweet potato pie, ever since I knew such a thing existed. But no such pie ever presented itself, and I never was brave enough to try and bake one myself. Well, a Southern food day was the perfect opportunity to step up and bake my first pie ever.

I think it turned out pretty well. Do me a favor: imagine "Also Sprach Zarathustra" playing here. Okay?

Dunnn...
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DUNNN...
pie4

DUNNNN...
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DUN-NAAAHHHH!!!!!!
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Heehee... okay, I'm dun. That's just what I thought of when I saw those pictures all lined up on my flickr page. I'm melodramatic, what can I say?

Anyway, I'm sure you're all wondering what that mouth-wateringly golden awesomeness tasted like. Well, it tasted like slightly different pumpkin pie. Which is what I was told to expect, so I'm guessing I did pretty well. Also, there wasn't any left. I take that, too, as a good sign.

I shall now leave you to meditate upon the glory of pie.

5 comments:

Kris said...

Mmmmmmm... Pie!

Trillian42 said...

Your PIE is deserving of pie! How meta. ;)

Looks fabbo - very nice, m'dear!

Mindie said...

Looks delicious. I've never tried one either and looking at yours I think we may be missing something.

Lola Lee Beno said...

This looks fabulous! Now, for your next pie, get a couple of those sugar pumpkins (the small ones, not those large pumpkins that you carve faces into), cut off the tough skin and scoop out the seeds and cut into chunks small enough to be pureed. Then follow directions as usual for the sweet potato pies. I think pies made with fresh puree taste a lot better than pies made with canned pumpkin puree.

Fiber Ninja said...

I agree with Lola, pies made with fresh pumpkin puree are even better. Yours looks mighty tasty though.