Simple Sunday – Friends & Pie

Yesterday was our first Annual Summer Pie Day.  After breakfast we grabbed some buckets and bowls and walked to our neighborhood blackberry patch, a place the boys have coined

Blackberry Alley

SS Berry picking1

Instead of saying stop picking in reference to his nose, I told Carter

nice picking!

SS Carter berry picking

After washing and drying the berries, I got to work on the pie crust.  I had enough dough for a single pie crust already made and defrosted so all that was required was to roll it out and pop it in the pie pan.  There was a little dough left over that I gave to each boy.  A great fine motor/finger strengthening activity for Cody, the boys enjoyed making little pies and snakes with the

leftover dough

SS Cody and dough

I partially prebaked the crust to avoid the dreaded soggy bottom crust that can occur with berry pies, allowed the crust to cool and then put a nice layer of fresh berries inside.  The topping was a sweetened mixture of sour cream (sour cream, eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla extract, and orange zest) with a dusting of brown sugar streusel.  The recipe is from Ken Haedrich’s book simply titled Pie.  The pie I made was

Sour Cream-Blackberry Pie

SS the pie

With the pie left to cool, I employed the boys to help me make the

Veggie Shish kabobs

SS kabobs

In all there were six adults and five kids.  Since the day turned out to be hotter than expected, with temperatures into the 90’s, we busted out the wading pool and water toys.

There were water fights

SS waterfight

Husband was in charge of the grilling and it was

one full grill

SS the grill

After a great meal, and a short walk in the neighborhood we were ready to eat pie.  There was my sour cream-blackberry pie, a blackberry-peach pie, a chocolate ganache pie, and a lemon meringue pie.

All were delicious

SS pie plate

At the end of the night we divvied up the remaining pie so that everyone had a little of each kind of pie to take home with them.

Leftover pie for breakfast, please.

SS leftover pie

About Shoes

I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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28 Responses to Simple Sunday – Friends & Pie

  1. can I come to your next summer pie day? boy that pie looks good

  2. Yum yum – looks great.

  3. Ashley says:

    Oh, everything looks so yummy! And looks like you guys had fun too.

  4. mimijk says:

    What a delicious day!!

  5. Hetterbell says:

    All looks delicious and a lot of fun! 🙂

  6. christiana83 says:

    Oh, YUM!!! I am a huge fan!

    • shoes says:

      What’s not to love about pie and hanging with friends! 🙂 I am a huge fan too and think this will be a new tradition, to have a second pie day. Or three, or four…

  7. Jodi Stone says:

    Oooh, that looks yummy. I miss pie. I’ve yet to find a decent gluten free pie recipe to make so I go without. 😦

    • shoes says:

      I am so lucky to have no dietary restrictions (other then ones that are self imposed to rid me of my muffin top.) I have a hard time imagining life without pie. But there is always ice cream, right?

  8. That looks delicious! My mouth is salivating.

    • shoes says:

      Everything turned out great. One of our friends brought the corn on the cob and there were a couple yummy salads too. I had never made shish kabobs or the sour cream blackberry pie before so I was nervous how it would all turn out.

  9. Looks like a good time was had by all. I especially like what’s on the grill!

  10. twisteddomesticgoddess says:

    Ack! That plate! Its the old sesame street plate! I had it as a kid! Everything looks wonderful….ill be there next year lol

    • shoes says:

      Ha! I was waiting for someone to comment on that plate, figures it would be you. 🙂 That is my plate from when I was a kid. My mom saved it for me and the boys have used it throughout their early childhood. When we served up pie, we served the kids first and the ABC plate was at the bottom of the stack so that was my pie plate on Saturday.

      I will let you know when Summer Pie Day is next year and give you a holler.

  11. this is what Summer and fun times with family is all about. A post that makes the heart smile with joy. Plus, I love desserts. Best wishes.

    • shoes says:

      You are right, summer time is for family, friends, and fun. Pie is a great way to bring people together and as an added bonus it is quite tasty. 🙂 Thanks for the RTs, my friend.

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