“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
The stress level in my house has been a little overwhelming — I think the problem is I haven’t been baking enough pies. With both kids facing difficult challenges at the same time, I contributed some more stress to their angst-ridden week by missing a step in the garage and breaking my foot.
Our normal activity level is always a bit chaotic with each kid in a different school about 45 minutes from home. But if you add extra challenges to our schedule, well, we need to eat a lot of pie. But I forgot this simple rule and had no pie dough ready in the freezer.
To save you from the same mistake, and taking a cue from the brave East Coast Sandy survivors, many of whom prepared for the storm by baking and cooking while they still had electricity, I present you with a rerun of a couple of popular posts about conquering my fear of pie dough (dough-a-phobia) in hopes of motivating you to bake a lot of pie. The next few weeks of holiday madness can be stressful but not if you eat pie.
And yes, sometimes life is just that simple.
What’s your favorite holiday pie and if you bake, what’s your best tip for pie-baking success?
(Pie photos courtesy of @dormantchef)