Friday, January 4, 2008

A Perfect Slice of Life

I have been wanting to view the film Waitress for quite a long time and finally had the opportunity to do so this evening. Those who have seen it know that it is as sweet as what the protagonist bakes each day. I loved the film on many levels, especially how pie was made into its own character in the film. If you have not seen the film, I highly recommend it.

As for pie itself, I am not a pie maker; I rarely bake. The only dough I know how to make is dough for gnocci. Making pie crust intimidates me to no end. The pies I have made cheat using pre-made pie crusts and usually have quick and simple ingredients in them, like instant pudding or cool whip. Still, tonight after the movie I perused some pie recipes, for the film certainly inspires one to both eat pie and make pie! My enthusiasm was quelled for just a moment: I have no business trying to make a pie when I am supposed to be on a diet. Still, there are low fatrecipes out there, and that got me excited. I am going to choose one and make it next week as well as post the recipe here.

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