Wednesday, October 21, 2015
So it's goodbye to my addiction to everything beef, seared scallops, tilapia fillets, frozen corn, etc. etc. This past summer was hello to my newer daily obsession of shrimp salad day and night, along with fresh cut up fruit. The kind the store cuts up, not me. Am way too lazy.
Then about late August I began to get a major craving for pie. In particular... pumpkin pie. Which by the way, was absolutely no where to be bought in the entire city.
Apparently the stores consider this a seasonal food thus not even September had pumpkin pies. Not Sam's. Not Fresh Market. Not my regular grocery stores, bakeries and not even WalMart which yes, I did indeed check. Granted, I could have made my OWN pumpkin pie, but why bother. I guess I could have even bought a frozen one, but I wasn't into that either. I wanted a REAL hard core baked pumpkin pie from a store and/or bakery.
Thank God for a million reasons, that Autumn is here. The days are stunning and the weather is even more stunning. It was 32 degrees when I woke up this morning, but that was brief and as we speak it's a delicious 65 outside. Then of course, there's the coloration of the leaves, but I will admit it hasn't totally kicked in yet, like it's supposed to. However... who cares given guess what. PUMPKIN PIES HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED.
I am soooo thrilled I can't even tell you! And... when I was in the bakery department of Fresh Market last evening, the lady said: Your lucky day! I just took out a freshly baked pie just 30 minutes ago!! Which is what you see in the picture up above. SOOO DELICIOUS. And HUGE. And oh yeah... as you can see... I just can't stop eating it!! I'm obsessed with it and am simply tickled pink about it, too. My jones'n is finally being quenched! Hallelujah!
The pie got to my house approximately 7:00 last night.
IMMEDIATELY I took three bites. Then I did my yoga workout and boom. Three more bites. Then midnight. Yep... 3 bites yet again. Woke up this morning... bites for breakfast. And, the tastings have not stopped yet. Frankly, I am in utter FEAR that in a 24 time span I will have eaten more than half the pie ALL BY MYSELF. And trust me... I could easily eat SO much more if I didn't think my Mother would yell at me. Which of course she can't but regardless, I can hear her in my head nonetheless. WHO THE FUCK EATS A WHOLE PIE ALL BY THEMSELVES?? WHO THE HELL DOES THAT? Uh... unfortunately, maybe me.
DEAR GOD... PLEASE LET IT TAKE ME AT LEAST THREE DAYS TO POLISH OFF THIS PUMPKIN PIE ALL BY MYSELF. I SO DON'T WANT TO BE A BIG FAT PIG, STUFFING THIS INTO MY MOUTH IN RECORD TIME. THANK YOU GOD. AMEN.
And by the way... another craving I've been od-ing on for over a month now is Chicken Pot Pie. A food I haven't eaten in 35 years!! But I went to a restaurant a while back and on it's menu was a picture of this fanTAStic looking item... a pot pie. My mouth began watering immediately! I had originally wanted the huge cobb salad yet the pot pie nagged at me uncontrollably. I caved. I ORDERED BOTH DINNERS. I figured big f'ing deal. I'll eat half of each at the restaurant and take the rest home. Excellent decision on my part, I must say. Plus... I've had Chicken Pot Pie three times since! Calories much??
I don't know why I get on all these rolls where I need to binge eat one particular food at a time, but I must admit, it seems to work out just fine for me. It's like I get the craving, I give into it for a month at a time, let's say and then whammo. I'm ready for the next culinary delight to kick in. I'm heavy into hotdogs now, too. I was at the country club for lunch yesterday and even there, I ordered one for lunch. It totally wasn't a Hebrew National, but it mattered not. I downed it with true gusto.
So all I can say is... how long this pumpkin pie will last, God only knows. But I can tell you one thing for sure... this is so not the last one I'm going to buy. I figured I'll be plenty tired of it so that by Thanksgiving, yippee. I'll eagerly be thrilled to binge on delicious pecan pie in its stead! Another great epicurean delight if ever there was. As opposed to sweet potato pie which btw, would never touch my lips in a million years. A total rip off in the pie category, if you ask me.
Oh yeah... and in closing... in a little while I'm headed out to dinner with a friend tonight and get this... we're going for what else... a PIZZA pie. Apparently I'm an equal opportunity kind of girl when it comes to food being round and can be cut into pieces. Man, I love food.