October 31, 2007

Happy Random Pie Day!

For quite some time now I have been making pie for people. Not for Christmas or Thanksgiving or some other holiday, but rather for random pie giving days. Who wouldn’t love to receive a “Happy 6th of September” pie? So I make pies and dole them out on a random basis and try to make people happy with them. I thought I was doing a pretty good job until one of my best friends pointed out the fact that she had never received a pie from me. At first I didn’t believe her, of course she had received a pie. Everyone’s gotten a pie. But when I tried to pinpoint when I would have given one to her and I came up empty.

(Neither of these two pies were Kmac's, but all of them are apple, made with apples from my backyard and Dorie's pie crust.)


There were multiple times when my pies were in her presence but somehow she always seemed to be around when I would make one with dairy, which she is allergic to. Even the seemingly harmless apple pie was off limits for her as I like to add Caramilk bars to the filling to jazz it up a little. Kmac began making other people aware of the fact that she had not received a pie and others began delighting in this fact, pointing out all the times they’d had pie and she hadn’t. I was then informed that this needed to stop. I believe I was told not to return unless I brought pie. So to make up for this mishap I made Kmac her pie, a personalized one so that she would know it was just for her. Happy Pie Day K!




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18 comments:

Nabeela said...

That's sweet of you to bake for a friend...my friends won't taste anything outside of Indian food...so it's difficult to cook/bake for them.

Lydia said...

You are a great friend! My friends are pretty terrific, too, but none has ever baked a pie with my name on it.

Gretchen Noelle said...

That is a really sweet idea. (No pun intended!)

Patricia said...

Bri, you are the sweetest! How wonderful of you to bake that for your friend. Lovely.

Deborah said...

If you are ever in the mood to try shipping a pie, I'll always be a willing recipient!!

Annie said...

That's a great idea. I think there should be a world-wide pie holiday where people can give and receive pie. The world would be a much happier place.

renzo said...

Bedda matri, what a big hearted! I want to imitate you, but I'm not keen in pies. I'll send to my frieds my calzones with lomb trimmings.

Hannah said...

What a great idea- Nothing can brighten your day like a homemade pie! I love how you baked her name into the crust, too.

janelle said...

I love pie! Brilynn, has your friend ever ventured over to the godairyfree.org blog? Alisa is a nice pal of mind, and the site is full of good ideas:)...

Cookie baker Lynn said...

You are indeed an awesome friend to gift another with such a lovely and personalized pie!

Brittany said...

What a great buddy you are.....I'll take a pie too please Ha!

sher said...

Your friends are so lucky to have you making them beautiful pies! Loved the pictures. :)

Julie said...

What an awesome idea! And your pies look wonderful. Did you make an apple pie for her? Giving away baked treats is so lovely. I told the volunteers at the farmers' market last week that I'd start bringing them treats--this has inspired the spirit of that!

Margaret said...

One of your pies would make me very happy!

Julie said...

Brilynn,
Your crust looks so good! I'm going to go find your recipe...you've got the Dorie recipe on your blog, right? I still don't have her book, but I get more and more convinced that I should buy it.
Julie

Peabody said...

That was very nice of you and it is a great looking pie.

Nora B. said...

I think that Kmac did the right thing. A similar thing happened to me - one of my best friends in Sydney is French-Canadian and when her parents came over for a visit, they brought with them cans of maple syrup. Maple syrup is like gold here because not only is it costly, it is also hard to find very good ones. Anyway, she gave all our friends a can and left me out, thinking that she's given me one in the past. So of course, at every opportunity, I would remind her about how she left me out. This was a good strategy because after one year, I got my 2 cans of maple syrup - she asked a family friend who was visiting to bring them to Sydney just for me :-)

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