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.

In the meantime, check out:
http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory.htm

6 comments:

miss tracey nolan said...

Thanks for the reccomendation! I've been on the fence about this movie for a little while, but now it's on the 'rent' list for sure...

Manic Mom said...

It was such a good movie!!! And I saw it with a new mom friend (our sons are in kindergarten together)... and we had gone out to lunch that day too. Later that night I was having people over for an impromptu Friday night neighborhood party and invited her family. Between the time after the movie and before my happy hour, I discovered it was her birthday and she hadn't told me.

I went out to the store and bought her a french silk pie from the bakery and wrote a note that said (viewers of the movie will only appreciate this):

I invented a pie. It's called--I-Can't-Believe-I-Spent-The-Day-With-You-And-You-Didn't-Tell-Me-It-Was-Your-Birthday! Pie

She cracked up and she has that note on taped to her cabinet in her kitchen still, and we are very much great friends now!

Such a good, good movie!!

moi said...

Oh thank gah, I'm not the only person intimidated by pie dough. I'm a baking fiend but I have yet to fully explore the wonderful world of pie-making because I can't stomach another crap pile of dough. I look forward to your recipe!

Marty said...

I wasn't sure where to go to make a suggestion/request? Please (pleeeez!) come up with a (not tooo complicated) recipe for malai kofta.

Help a sister out!!!

;)

Leigh said...

I am going to have to rent this one!

Slim said...

Let me know if you're interested in a fail-safe pie crust rescipe. I've never had any trouble making crust but my mother fails miserably every time. She has this great recipe that she's given to friends and family. It's supposedly super easy and makes 5 crusts at a time. If you're interested I'll email it to you.