Songbird posted this topical Friday Five and what an excellent one it is:
1. Are pies an important part of a holiday meal?
Most definitely! When I was growing up in the middle of an orchard, we had many, many pies and everybody had their specialities. My Aunt Mary made a lemon meringue pie the likes of which I have not had since she passed away. It was so good and the meringue was perfect, sweet and with little beads of liquid sugar when it was humid. Yum. But we also grew sour cherries, perfect for pies, and peaches, plums, apples, I could go on and on. Yesterday we went out and I skipped the pumpkin-I only like mine- for coconut custard because I like custard pie. Not bad...
2. Men prefer pie; women prefer cake. Discuss
Hadn't really noticed. But the men I have observed growing up liked both and I do too.
3. Cherries-do they belong in a pie.
Yah, you betcha!
4.Meringue-if you have to choose, is it best on lemon or chocolate?
Never on chocolate, only on lemon.
5. In a chicken pie, what are the most compatible vegetables? Anything yo don't like to find in a chicken pie.
OK. Who ever had that really bad idea to put red peppers or any peppers in to chicken pot pie for a "little color?" Might as well cut up crayons and drop them in. Chicken pot pie is nice and comforting, why mess with it. I hate peppers! Just some nice peas and carrots and some potatoes and maybe a little, very little celery. Ok that's it and big pieces of chicken, white meat please.