Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday Medley - It's National Pie Day

Well, I guess there's a day for absolutely everything and today happens to be "National Pie Day."  And, since pies are my favorite dessert, I might just have to celebrate with a slice.  In the meantime I'll answer today's questions centered around NPD.



National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI π Day.) 
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

1.  Okay, fess up.  Tell us your top three favorite pies, please.  Will you have some pie today?

#3 would be Coconut Cream Pie
#2 would be Pecan Pie
#1 is the one pictured above, Oats and Honey Granola Pie. My dear friend introduced me to this pie 3-4 years ago and it's been my favorite ever since.  It's easy to make and freezes beautifully and I always make two when I make it and freeze one.  If you want the recipe just click here.

2.  While we are talking about food... are you a picky eater or are you ready to try almost any new food?  What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
I do not consider myself a picky eater and I usually will try most anything, it might just be a tiny bite, but I will give it my best try.
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The worst thing I have ever eaten was fried oysters.  Oh, my goodness, it was when I was about 15 years old and we lived in a little oyster village in Virginia.  I just assumed I would like/love them as everyone in that area ate them all the time.  I'm sorry but it was just like putting a fried eyeball in my mouth and I could not even swallow it.  Never, never again have I tried them and I never will. 
3.  Baking could be considered an art as could cooking.  How do you define art?
I would define it as something that is greatly appreciated for it's beauty and that could cover a wide range of things.  A few things might be floral design , decorated cakes,  jewelry making and a host of other thing and of course, painting in it's various forms. 
4.  Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please.
Our 10 year old Grandson loves corny jokes and is always telling them.  I'm not sure if he told me this one or not but it's definitely corny.
Q: What starts with E, ends with an E and only has one letter in it?
A: Envelope

5.  January 23rd is also National Handwriting Day. Do you have nice handwriting? Did cursive writing come naturally or did you practice in those double-lined practice books until your fingers hurt?

Yes, I do and always have had a nice handwriting.  It came naturally for me and I had to practice very little to perfect it.  I loved handwriting and still do, we just do not use it like we once did.
6.  Tell us something random about your week.
 NOTE: pardon this picture, it's a picture of the article on Facebook

My daughter sent this article to me last week because she has this very American Girl doll with these two exact outfits. I still have them her, and two others, in extreme safe keeping where they have been for years.  This article states that Molly is worth up to $11,000.  I mean really!!!!  We will be going to our daughter's in 3 weeks and Molly and her friends will be taken to her for her to see if there is any truth to this article.  Bridget was older when we got these for her and about all she ever did with them was change their clothes and display them in her room.  They are in mint condition.  I'll keep you posted! ~get rich quick~
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. What could possibly be unappealing about a fried eyeball??!! Now I know I will never try Oysters. Molly was my favorite American Girl doll, but my daughter had Felicity and Samantha. I sewed dresses for my daughter to match the dolls dresses. In another few years her daughter will grow into those dresses!!

    1. Felicity and Samantha were also made into two of my favorite TV holiday movies created after these dolls came out!

  2. I believe we read the same AG article and I was shocked as well. Those dolls are a little after my time, but Alise has several (not those, unfortunately!). I am so curious about the Granola and Oat pie and definitely sounds like something I would try. Last week, my best friend took me to lunch at Not Just Pie and could not believe that I passed up a piece of pie! Ha! Maybe I'll stop by today and pick up a slice! Enjoy your Wednesday!

  3. Can you even believe the only pie I really like is pumpkin? I guess if I had to choose two more it would be apple and chocolate . I LOVE oysters however both raw and fried however.

  4. I have Samantha but she isn't in mint condition. My girls love to get her out and play with her. We keep my American Girls separate so they are fun and special when they play with them. Scott makes a delicious chocolate chip pecan pie which is delicious!

  5. Well, now I wish I would have bought Molly. We didn't get any American dolls for our daughters, now I'm second guessing that decision. Hope your daughter's doll is worth top price!


  6. WOW! Clancy's first semester in college could be paid for with one doll! LOL! That is exciting. I had forgotten about trying a fried oyster one time. Awful for sure.

  7. The Mister doesn't want me to read your blog anymore. The reason? We are going to the Apple store on Saturday to buy this ol' Mama a new iPhone!! My girls had several AG dolls. Somehow, they got lost in the move. My theory? The Mister pitched them. He won't admit it tho. Have a wonderful week, dear Lea. And keep writing about new stuff I should buy!!

  8. Coconut cream is my FAVE! Thanks for making me want pie this morning:) My Granddaughters have those dollies. Hope they are worth money, but they will probably just keep theirs and pass them on. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  9. I just had to click over when I saw the AG doll picture! My daughter just loved them. We sold a few of them at the end of junior high, but I have some favorites in safe keeping. Not Molly though! Coconut cream and lemon meringue are my favorite pies!

  10. Just pinned your favorite pie recipe. It looks so yummy! I love stuff like that. WOW on the American Girl doll. One of my granddaughters has several. I might need to check her dolls out! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. That granola pie looks and sounds delish! I imagine you could even eat it for breakfast....since there's granola in it and all..... :D

  12. Oh my goodness! Turn that doll in! haha!! Your pie sounds wonderful and I printed off the recipe first thing! Thanks for that wonderful description of fried oysters! Never, ever will one ever touch my lips!

  13. Wow! $11,000 or a doll?! Whew! Please do keep us posted! Thanks so much for joining in today! It has been fun reading everyone's answers! I like how you described art!!

  14. That pie looks so yummy! Congrats on your new found money!!! It pays to save things for sure!!

  15. Oh how wonderful about the Molly dolls!!! They are so cute! Loved that joke too! So funny! I enjoyed your answers! Happy Wednesday!

  16. I have never had oysters and they have not appealed to me, but with your 'eyeball' description, I'll gladly take your word for it that I would not like them.

    Such exciting news about the Molly doll! Do keep us posted on that!

  17. That is so cool about the doll. I have never had oysters. My fav pies are Key Lime, Pecan and Old Fashioned Cream. That granola pie sounds amazing! Hope you’re having a great week! xo


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