One-Liner Wednesday: PIE

It’s my favorite dessert.

More so than chocolate cake.

Mom and dad made killer lemon meringue pie.

They also made the best strawberry dream pie, summer peach pie, and apple slices.

Great German cooks, both of them.

Last month, I met a few friends from church at a local restaurant (ironically called Mary’s Place). It was evening and I had already had a bite to eat at home because I knew what I wanted to order:

A cup of decaf and slice of lemon meringue pie.

Their pie is on par with the mom-and-dad pie.

At the restaurant, the waitress took our food orders and off she went. From where I was sitting, I could see the glistening yellow and white piece of heaven revolving in a glass case, just a few feet away. My mouth was watering.

A little while later…

The waitress came back to the table and said,

“I’m sorry, but they just took the lemon meringue pie out of the freezer…it’s still frozen.”

One of my friends started to laugh.

It was the look of shock and disappointment on my face that she found funny.

No, no, no, it can’t be! I think the sky is falling!

I asked the waitress “How frozen? Is it rock hard?”

The waitress said “no,” that I could stick a fork in it, but the slice of pie was still pretty icy.

I thought about it for a nano second.

“Bring it to me anyway. I’ll eat it.”

The waitress asked if I was sure.

Nodding in the affirmative, I thought…

If you bring it, I will eat it.

(There are times when we all have to sacrifice.)

So, the waitress brought it over to the table.

I stuck a fork in it and ate the whole dang thing with the decaf coffee.

Partially frozen or not, it was delicious.

Brought back memories of the mom-and-dad pie, while sitting at a table with good friends who understood the importance of a favorite dessert.

What more could I ask for?

PS: To all of my fellow residents of the U.S., have a wonderful Fourth of July! I hope you get to eat pie!


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40 responses to One-Liner Wednesday: PIE

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Right, Judy. Throw some ice cream on top of the raspberry pie and you’re all set. Breakfast of champions? Or the lunch of a winner? πŸ™‚

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Frozen is just another word for chilled. I’m laughing at the scene, but I’m glad you were able to enjoy the pie.

    I hope you have a Happy 4th.

  2. Ooooh… my mouth waters to think of it. It was one of my favorites before my egg allergy ruined most desserts for me. But I can share a virtual slice with you! Happy Fourth of July hugs!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Those darn food allergies and sensitivities! I hear you Teagan, as one who can no longer eat dairy… Happy 4th!

  3. conspicari says:

    On my few visits to the US I made sure I tried as many pies as possible, a la mode of course πŸ˜‹. Happy 4th of July.

  4. Shelley says:

    Ah…I would’ve done the same thing! That’s one of my all-time favorite pies too, my grandmother made it every summer! I plan on getting a piece when I visit my daughter this weekend – I’ll smile and think of you! Happy 4th to you, too, Mary!!

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I prefer my mother’s apple strudel. I’ve never been able to make it as well as she did nor taste any others as good.

    With that lemon meringue pie, which I can see myself enjoying frozen or not, I would have had a double espresso.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Mom and dad also made apple slices and apple struedel that were both delicious! I might have had a stronger cup of coffee, F

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Frank, I meant to say that I would have had a stronger coffee drink, except this was 7 pm at night. Decaf for this girl! πŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      If I hadn’t stepped on the scale this morning, I might have gone over to the restaurant for “take out.” I think I’ll just leave it alone for today… πŸ˜‰

  6. John Holton says:

    We had a German woman who worked for us that made the best apple slices…

    I love pie, too: coconut cream, banana cream, and apple a la mode are my favorites, but really, just about any pie will do (not rhubarb or vinegar, though). I even like mincemeat.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I miss my dad’s apple slices, although it was always a fight between mom (who didn’t want a lot of icing) and the rest of us, who wanted the top heavily covered.

  7. ghostmmnc says:

    I haven’t had lemon meringue in forever! I need to make one, now. I usually make chocolate ones. πŸ™‚

  8. Yum. Lemon meringue pie reminds me of my Grandma. She made a fabulous pie. I made one myself a few months ago for a family dinner. Came out pretty good, if I say so myself. With a bucket full of lemons sitting on my kitchen floor, I think it may be time to make another one.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Do you have FedEx in Australia. Do you think they could overnight a piece of your homemade pie to Wisconsin?

      No?

      Well, okay, I’ll just sit here and suffer.

      • I’d have offered to Aussie Post it to you but gee, they’ve gone down the tubes lately. You’d be eating it for Thanksgiving. Next year.
        I’m planning a roast for dinner this evening and I think lemon meringue pie should be the dessert. I’ll send you a photo. ‘Cos that will make you feel soooo much better, right?

  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    I have a deep dark secret {whispering … I don’t really like pie}

    However, there are a couple of rare exceptions and lemon meringue is one of them. GOOD lemon meringue is rare – or I’m picky, I’m not sure which. I too would have eaten it frozen – especially in this heat.

    Maybe it could be a new thing – Popsicle Pie! I do love popsicles πŸ™‚

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Although lemon meringue pie is my favorite, the next items high on my list consist of cakey things, brownie things, and cookie things. The rest of the pie kingdom falls below many other treats.

  10. joey says:

    Oh my! Mary’s passionate about pie! See, I knew you LIKED pie, I didn’t know it was like this! πŸ˜› I’m glad you got you some!
    There’s a restaurant way out in the boonier places, called Gray Brothers Cafeteria — It makes the best lemon meringue pie I’ve ever eaten. I am very fond of the whipped and puddin pies over the fruit. I make fruit pies all the time, cause my whole family will eat em. And we have apple trees… But I like the whipped and puddin pies best — lemon meringue, pecan, sugar cream, key lime, chocolate silk, chocolate dream — Ooh! πŸ˜€

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, I am passionate about the lemon meringue. Anything lemon, actually…cookies, muffins, cake…if it’s done right. I’ve had so-called lemon dessert that’s basically yellow with minimal taste. Just no.

      If I ever drive near Indy again, I’ll have to ask for directions to Gray Brothers. I could not pass up best ever pie. πŸ˜€

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