Day 298: Bruce and Jae

29 Jan


Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Pie

Yesterday I mentioned that I made two pies.  The reason for making the second pie yesterday was because we were leaving for Mexico at 5:00 this morning.  It was certain that I would have  no time to bake before I left, and once I arrived I would be too tired to move, no less bake.

Now that you know that, I want to tell you that I gave the pie (actually my daughter delivered it for me) to Bruce and Jae, a couple of  our neighbors.  They live on the block behind us, our careers are completely different, and their son is a bit younger than our kids. What all of this means is that our paths don’t cross very often and we have a different perspective from which to view the neighborhood and the world really.  But Jae and Bruce are friendly and funny and we enjoy the little time that we do spend with them and that is more than enough of a reason to gift them with a pie.

As I said, we are now in Mexico in a studio apartment without an oven, but with a two burner stove and a refrigerator.  I have brought a few ingredients with me and I have pie recipients in mind.  I just need to open my mind to new pie ideas and ask around to see if I might “rent” an oven when I need one.  A few friends have suggested I take a week off because this might “be too much work”.  But this is a gratitude project after all… and I am so very grateful to have the chance to be here that I will find a way to make pies happen.

Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible. Claire Goldberg Moses

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4 Responses to “Day 298: Bruce and Jae”

  1. Zaimanhi January 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM #

    Enjoy!!! I love you!

  2. pieadaygiveaway January 30, 2012 at 7:25 AM #

    I love you too! Be on the lookout for a letter in the next few days! xxoo

  3. Jay February 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM #

    I am sorry it has taken me so long to comment on our delicious Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake, but it has been a busy week. Sunday evening there was a knock at the door and our dog went balistic. On opening I was meet by a beautiful red-head women and a handson young man with a dog. The light ws out so it took me a few moments to figure out who our after dinner callers might be. The pie was the give away. I don’t think I have seen Alex since she was five years old. I recall a lovely sunny afternoon that she rode her new bike around to the cal-de-sac, introducing her self and stating some in aproperate peice of information such as ” my mother told me to go for a ride because the baby was asleep” or “I am too noisy” or My parents are having a fight.” Like the pie she delivered I expect she is charming and tasteful, a perfect balance of sweetness and tart and no doubt warmly accepted by all. thank you.en

    • pieadaygiveaway February 6, 2012 at 7:02 AM #

      Thank you Jay. How can it be that we live so close yet rarely see one another? Life is funny. I am glad that you liked your pie “cheesecake” and hope we can share more together once the warmer weather arrives. I’ll try to bring it with us back from Mexico Tuesday!

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