I woke up at 4:30 am this morning and had an almost impossible time going back to sleep. Why? I was dreaming about making pie, and when I woke up I wanted to go peruse our cookbooks looking for pie recipes that I might want to make. I wanted to make the crust and the filling of some delicious, unique pie, and it took me counting backwards from 500 to fall asleep again. I know I got to at least 380, which is much further than I usually get even when I’m first trying to fall asleep, much less when I wake up in the middle of the night.
Let me clarify two points. First, I do not cook or bake regularly at all. I prefer baking to regular cooking, but I still don’t do it often, and David takes care of our day-to-day cooking (I do most of the cleaning and manage the finances, so that’s our trade-off). I have never actually made a from-scratch pie crust. Second, I know exactly why I was having this dream. We watched the movie Waitress the other night, and if you haven’t seen the movie, you should know that it’s a very cute movie that heavily features a very talented pie baker living her life, including baking a lot of pies. It made me want to become a talented pie baker myself. So I had a dream about making pie.
We’re having a dinner guest next Monday, and I have the day off since the 4th of July is on a Sunday this year, so I think I might make a pie for dessert. David will make something delicious and Italian for dinner, and earlier in the day I’ll bake a pie. I haven’t decided what pie yet. I looked at our America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, and I may make a summer berry pie, or a free-form summer fruit tart, or a chocolate-cognac tart (if I make that one, I have to buy a tart pan because I don’t have one). Or I may find another recipe and try that instead. Regardless, I’m quite sure that I’ll make a pie, and it will be tasty, and then it will be out of my system and I probably won’t feel like doing it ever again. But I’ll have my pie baker dream for a day, at least. 🙂 What’s your favorite kind of pie?