I could have used a jacket on my walk this morning.
Yes! Today was Pie Day! I have had on my list for over a month now:
'Make Pie for the Sanitation/Street Department Workers'
I appreciate my Garbage Men.
As a collector, redecorator, remodeler, gardener, I can manage to quickly fill a garbage can or two...or three..You get the idea...
I always wave to them on the street. The guys hanging off the side of the truck, always let loose of a hand to wave back. They smile as both my dogs have fits over the noise of the truck. We exchange glances as we (and maybe the mail carrier, even though these days, he has wimped out to delivering mail in his little truck) are the only ones on the street if it's snowing, 10 degrees, or raining like cats and dogs. They gotta look at me as the COLo8thS but also the Nutty Dog Lady. They at least get paid for being out in hostile weather; I on the other hand, am just nuts.
I did have one teeny bitty fear.
Remember? I make lousy pies. I overwork dough, I am too rough in the rolling out and I've never been happy with my pie crust recipe. Hubby can work it like a pro, but sadly, I fail.
That was until The Retreat! http://sonowiknow.blogspot.com/2010/07/sigh.html
Pretend Daughter Kris showed us how to make a pie. I love her recipe and her handy tips. But better than that, I loved that she left enough dough in my freezer for me to make my garbage men a pie. I remembered how she rolled the supple dough out and I tried my hardest to replicate her gentle touch. And it worked. Not the prettiest pie ever made, but certainly not my usual sub par standard.
So off I went to the Sanitation/Street Department garage to deliver me homemade pie to 'my buds' the Garbage Men.
Another thing checked off my list......
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