Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Best Cherry Pie


To be completely honest with you guys, writing is usually the hardest part of this whole blogging thing for me. I just sometimes feel like I'm writing only about food when I really just want to share about my life too! So, today I'm going to tell you a hilarious story. BUT don't forget that this Cherry Pie is THE BEST. And maybe I'll be able to tie it all back to pie in the end, and that will be quite the feat lol. 



So, a couple of weekends ago, I went on a blind date. (This is where you laugh, hunker down in your seat with some popcorn, and say: "this is going to be a great story"). On this blind date we went ice skating. But, WHY? Why is it always ice skating?! Now, I have nothing against ice skating. I actually think it's quite fun. Terrifying, but fun. But really, a blind date. Like out of every single activity in the entire world I'm the worst at ice skating. The three year olds zoom past me with their blue walkers and I secretly want to steal one from them. I'm pretty sure they would be better at ice skating without a walker than me. 


So, there we are on the ice rink, moving very slowly. My date (bless his heart), is trying his best to keep up the conversation, I'm usually VERY talkative on dates, but I'm concentrating so hard on not falling. Then, the subject changes and we start talking about deep stuff, okay like testimony bearing and trial telling kind of stuff.  I guess I got a little distracted because all of a sudden we rounded the corner and...


BANG! I went down on both of my knees and then flopped to my right side. It was like a very awkward and not-so-graceful penguin. It was so embarrassing! There were screams and gasps. I jumped up as fast as I could and looked over at my date. He still had his mouth open and said "oh my goodness are you okay?!" I blew it off best I could, but goodness I wanted to die both of embarrassment and of pain. I'm pretty sure I broke both of my knees and fractured my hip. It was like I was an old lady and needed one of those life alert buttons to save me.


Well. We went around a couple more times and that was it. We got off the ice and walked over to the bench. I took off my skates and rubbed my knees (making sure they weren't broken lol jk but they are still bruised so bad and it been like 2 weeks). Meanwhile, my date was still feeling really bad about me. And I tried my best to defend myself about the fact that I really am not a loser. Like I don't suck at every part of my life hahaha. I'm still not sure I convinced him of that fact ;)


Moral of the story: Here is Valentine's Day yet again and I'm still single. HAHAHA! Maybe it's because I suck at ice skating ;) lol jk. Also, my mom makes this cherry pie for my dad every Valentine's Day (ay see what I did there, bringing it back to the pie just like I said I would). This Cherry Pie is my favorite dessert ever! Ok, lies I said that about the Carrot Cake I just posted, but I think they are tied. This Cherry Pie IS SO GOOD! Don't believe me? Try it yourself!


The Best Cherry Pie
Makes 1, 9 inch pie
INGREDIENTS
2 or 3 cans pie cherries, rinsed (we only use Oregan brand)
1/3 cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
1 large egg, whites only (for egg white wash)

DIRECTIONS
1) Preheat oven to 425° F. 
2) In a medium mixing bowl, gently stir together all ingredients until cherries are well coated. Pour mixture into prepared bottom pie crust. 
3) Dot cherry mixture with small bits of butter (see picture). 
4) Cover prepared pie with top crust and egg white wash the top of the crust before baking. 
5) Cook for 35-40 minutes.


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