Friday, November 11, 2011

Pie Swap - 'Tis the Season!

It's in evitable. You'll be seeing {eating?} your share of pie slices this holiday season. Don't fight the urge to grab a folk and have a taste. In fact, my friends and I embraced all that is pie one afternoon and had ourselves a Pie Swap! What's a pie swap, you ask? Similar to a cookie swap, friends make a pie and we come together, try a little of each and everyone takes home a slice or two of each pie that came to the party. It's a great way to enjoy various kinds of pie without the commitment of a whole one staring in front of you!

But before we indulged in pie, we incorporated a foodie-centric movie to get our taste buds ready. What movie could be fitting enough for such a delicious pie swap? Well, The Waitress, of course!



Sticking with the theme of the movie, I prepared a diner-style lunch with burgers and fries, complete with all the fixings. And like many diners, we washed down our burgers and fries with milkshakes. I set up a milkshake bar where friends had fun concocting their combinations. From fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, & pineapple), chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts & walnuts), peanut butter, Nutella, chocolate syrup, cream of coconut and shredded coconut, the flavor possibilities were endless! Naturally, after the lunch we all fell in a sort of food coma, making it the perfect time to settle in for the movie.

After the movie, we were pretty much hungry for pie and pie we had! With six kinds of pie to choose from, it was hard to choose what was the best. Although, my favorite was definitely the French Apple with Cream Cheese Crust! Click on the links below for some of the pie recipes. Perhaps you can incorporate a pie swap with friends for the holidays or simply indulge in a few kinds for Thanksgiving!...