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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pie Night '09

I don't know who this cherub is, but last night she had a table full of rivals for the title of Sweetest Thing at Pie Night.

An annual Schwartz family tradition, my previous Pie Night post got so many fun comments that last night John and I were greeted as "the publicity department."

Pie night is sugar overload. The hosts make pies from the pumpkins they grow and everyone else brings a pie, too. (If we're lucky, a couple of savory pies appear on the table at some point.) There are always delicious people to meet, as well. Last year I met Dave Knight, and not only did he become the Pie Night photo for 2008, he took me on a real estate "caravan" in the spring.

It's just not Pie Night without Dave Knight in Bad Light.
Wait a minute. Who's that sneaking up behind Dave with a camera?

21 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

She is a sweetie, for sure!! I'll take a slice of the caramel, please. Dave looks very excited about those pies ~ and why not?!

Randy Fuller said...

She looks like a kid in a ... uh ... a pie shop.

Cafe Observer said...

Looks like a party crasher. Like some old, retiree type behind him!

J+P said...

Uh, that would be the other pastry publicist …

Susan C said...

Another year gone by and I still haven't finaggled an invitation to Pie Night.

Susan C said...

Any cream pies in honor of Soupy Sales?

AmyR said...

A pie night?!! That is genius, absolute genius. I want to have one...

Rob and Mandy said...

The sweetest photo ever!

Desiree said...

Any mushroom pies?

Lynn said...

Oh my oh my oh my - can you fit any of these into a jiffy bag to the UK? :)

Petrea said...

Lynn, there's no reason you can't have your own Pie Night! It's a great thing to do on an October evening.

There were two lemon meringues, a couple of chocolate creams (for Soupy), all kinds of fruit pies and just everything else. I tasted a marion berry (very good), a cherry (amazing) and a delicious apple. Guess I was in a fruit pie mood. John had the chicken pie, which may have had mushrooms in it. I took chicken pies one year and ought to do that again; there's never enough meat pie.

I thought C.O. was calling the little girl a party crasher.

marley said...

Pie Night! Yay!

I loved your post last year. And it looks just as fun this year. Pie Night should become a worldwide annual event. Lets work on that idea!

J+P said...

Mushroom pie …? Wow. That sounds good. What kind of mushrooms? What kind of goop?

Petrea said...

Worldwide event, Marley? Lynn likes the idea, too. I think the two of you should plan the next one in Cheltenham. Then we've got Randy Fuller's wife Denise Fondo, who's Cooking the World on her blog (http://icooktheworld.wordpress.com/). She could cook the pies of the world. Randy can choose the wines.

J+P can choose the goop.

Ms M said...

The pies look divine!
Love the expression on Dave's face :)

Tash said...

this is the best idea ever. my gosh the pies all look so tasty!

Denise Fondo said...

I am reminded of your engagement party, Petrea. Desserts and alcohol!

There is a pie I haven't eaten since I was a little girl called White Christmas Pie. Coconut, double vanilla, almond flavoring. It was very simple to make. I'm going to search the recipe and send it to you. Maybe, I'll even make it this year. I've rarely seen it outside of the area of Pennsylvania where I grew up.

By the way, love the yellow fungus photo. Big fan of fungal photography. THAT just doesn't sound right........

Denise

Petrea said...

See, Denise? Now we're back to mushroom pie.

Petrea said...

Ms. M, Dave stood there with his mouth open for photo after photo. He's a trooper.

Tash, I tried my best to taste them all.

Dave Knight said...

It was another great pie night! Good to see you again Petrea!

Petrea said...

Always good to see you, Dave.