Because yesterday’s pi day was a special one that happens once every one hundred years, Gene and I tried to make it more special.
We got up in the morning and went straight to Granny Scott’s Pie Shop. Gene had ordered three pies (mixed berry, lemon meringue, and peach) two days before so we wanted to pick them up and to grab another slice so Gene could have a bite at exactly 9:26 AM and 50 seconds. Sadly, we didn’t realize that the pie shop was giving out free slices of pie that morning so the long line caused us to skip the 9:26 eating time. Instead I took a picture of Gene in front of the pie shop.
We eventually made it into the store, got our free slices of pie (blackberry for me, grasshopper for Gene) and ate them while waiting for our three pies to be done. It really was a fun experience because everyone was so happy and having a great time. When I heard a kid shouting, “pie, pie, pie,” I knew our day was going to be a good one.
Once the pies were out of the oven, the owner handed them to us and said, “I don’t think anyone has gotten three pies fresh out of the oven before. Everyone generally gets them at least an hour or two after they’ve been out.” That was a pretty awesome feeling. We should have had a few bites then and there but instead we headed to a park to hang out before visiting Kaitlin and Kevin. Because we had the time and Gene wanted to, we had a little pie photo shoot.
We stashed the pies in the car and read in the park for about an hour before going to Kaitlin and Kevin’s for some lunch and, of course, more pie. After playing a game of Forbidden Island, we left the peach pie with them and headed home.
Later that evening I attempted to make some mini dinner pies but they did not turn out how I planned. I think I tried too many new recipes at once and was overwhelmed with instructions and timing. I tweaked them all as well, which I think was an error on my part. I should never tweak a recipe the first time I make it, but I don’t seem to learn that lesson. Many of the dinner pies were edible so we didn’t starve, but there was a lot of food that I ended up throwing away because it was inedible. I’ll have to do better next pie day. I’m thinking one recipe will suffice!
Overall it was a fun day and I’m hoping that Gene and I can make it a tradition to go to Granny Scott’s every pi day, because oh my gosh, those berry pies are absolutely amazing. I told Gene that they may be as good as his dad’s pies (which are the best I’ve ever tasted). I’m thinking it’s the lard in the crust that might help with that.:) Honestly, I think it would be great to make a monthly or bimonthly trip to their store for some early lunch. They have a great lunch menu where you can get sandwich, soup, chips, etc with a slice of pie for about $10. Now that sounds like a meal I would enjoy. I’ll have to see how we can fit it in to the schedule and budget.