Did you know that tomorrow is a holiday? It’s National Pie Day, the day when we celebrate this all-American creation.
What’s your favorite pie? What’s your spouse’s favorite?
Pies have always been a special part of our family’s traditions. When we first got married, Tom worked in retail and worked many nights until closing. I was left at home with nothing to do.
We lived in a retirement condo community and one of the older ladies knew I was alone, so she offered to teach me all she knew about baking. I was thrilled for the company and to learn how to bake bread, pies and rolls.
That was 37 years ago and I’m still enjoying the fruit of her kindness in my life. (pun intended). Our birthday celebrations usually include pies, not cakes and that is by our children’s choice. Apple seems to be the pie of choice…
Every year the American Pie Council holds their National Pie Contest here in Central Florida. I entered five of my pie recipes a few years ago, and although I didn’t place, we sure enjoyed having 5 pies to enjoy the following week. 🙂 You can check out the entry form by clicking the link above.
Of course, this got me thinking about an idea for a romantic date to enjoy at home.
First, you’ll have to go to a local restaurant or bakery that serves a variety of pies by the slice. Buy several different kinds.
Next, text your spouse to tell them you have a sweet surprise for them tonight after dinner.
When the kids are in bed, blindfold your spouse telling them you want to test their tasting skills. Feed them one bite of each pie and see if they can guess what kind it is. Assign prizes for guessing correctly according to what your spouse would love. Hint: Make it worth their effort!
If you want, include a game of Trivial Pursuit where you each have to try and fill your pie for the win.
The most important thing is to have fun together.