I miss having a fully functioning brain

I know I promised not to whinge and whine and kvetch about my life as it now stands – just barely stands – lo these past 5 months.  But my brain is mush, getting mushier by the day. I miss have a perky peppy brain. I miss writing. I miss reading.

So perhaps I can make myself a promise to write some nonsense here every day.

How about we talk about pie? Y’all know I love pie, most particularly fruit pies with a side order of key lime pie. Considering lime is a fruit I suppose we can throw that into the fruit pie category. Tho it is like a cream pie and I don’t like cream pies.


Much as I like to bake, and I’m not a half bad baker, I can’t do pies. The crust is easy-peasy, I do an all butter crust, it’s the fillings that never come out right. Therefore when I get pie-cravings I buy frozen pies that you bake at home. Oddly, baked in a bakery pies are never all that good.

My husband has finally succumbed to my pie preference when it comes to baked goods (in addition to his devotion to Twinkies and Hostess Cupcakes – eww!) and asks for pie every week when I put in the grocery order.

Here’s what you need to know about store bought, frozen, bake-it-yourself pies – fruit pies must be Marie Callender. I just took a Dutch Apple Pie out of the oven – Heavenly. Dutch Apple is also known as Apple Crumb Pie. I have my mother’s recipe for apple crumb pie, always a favorite of mine, but I have never attempted to make it.

When it comes to pumpkin pie Mrs. Smith’s is the way you want to go. Mrs. Smith’s fruit pies – Meh. The pumpkin pie? Hoo-Boy that’s good eating. I have consumed an entire pie in one day.  I do not share my pumpkin pie.

A very good key lime pie? Edwards. Edwards does cream pies and you can buy them whole or individual slices. The pies are adorned with something that purports to be whipped cream, I always scrape it off. My husband has me add even more whipped cream. That’s a thing with him – he smothers all desserts in whipped cream. My husband is a culinary philistine.  Don’t get me started.

Today’s shower song – John Denver – Take Me Home Country Roads


11 thoughts on “I miss having a fully functioning brain

  1. A good pie is a thing of beauty. I can do a decent apple and a tasty if tad runny blueberry but that’s about it. Edwards cream pies are da bomb. I hate to admit it but I once ate an entire cookies and cream in 3 days.

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    1. Blueberry is really hard to do – it just seems to make a lot of juice…Cobblers are easier and more forgiving and warm out of the oven peach cobbler? Too fabulous for mere words…

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  2. Oh I love pie! My grandma always had 4 to 6 fresh pies every time we visited her so pie means love to me. We have her recipe for pumpkin pie and make it for every Thanksgiving. Other than that we occasionally get a pie from Blue Raeven in Amity, OR which is always delicious too. Marionberry pies are big here since that berry was created by OSU. Our neighbor is a farm manager at Stahlbush Island Farms here in Corvallis and they are the largest supplier of pumpkins for Mrs. Smith’s. They grow a whole lot of other things so I’m sure their produce is in other pies too but that’s the one I know for sure. If we ever get the chance to meet one day, let’s have pie!

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    1. Well there ya go – pumpkins from Oregon probably make Mrs. Smith’s da bomb. Oh yes, we can have pie! And for you I would make manicotti with gravy (tomato sauce) and meatballs. LOL (Alaso lemon bars and chocolate cake.)


  3. Kvetch, whine or vent anytime necessary. We’re all friends here and we’re here to support you. Your hard days don’t need to be harder and they don’t need to be suffered alone. But pie…. Has to be chocolate and peanut butter! Yum!

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    1. I had to look up chocolate and peanut butter pie – the pictures sure were pretty! The whinging and whining is just self-pity and I’m tired of that. Time to just accept. *sigh*


  4. Store bought pies are no good because they are just a frozen pie. Some are frozen and baked in the store some are baked somewhere else, shipped to the store frozen and then go from freezer to shelf.

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    1. Yes to all of that but there does exist REAL bakeries were everything is made in-house, fresh every day. Yet even those pies don’t usually ring my bell. It’s all in the crust…


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