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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

or by a comma when the feeling's not as strong

I just want to remind everyone really quickly that Republicans like big government just as much as Democrats do.

Because I am a pessimist who chafes at being bossed, I cannot see the benevolent hand of government. I think of government as a mink that while in its cage is somewhat manageable, but at liberty will eat the heads off of all your chickens. Then it will bite your hand--the fleshy part near the thumb. And it will get infected and ooze green pus, and you'll eventually die a horribly painful death of rabies or some other blood-borne disease.

Sorry to get all issues-driven on you.

Have I told you yet how everybody else in the world makes their pumpkin pie wrong? If so, too bad, because I'm going down the only road I've ever known. Here's what you SHOULD be doing: cook the filling in a pan, then blind bake your crust and put the filling in the cooled crust. Spoon a bunch of whipped cream on top and have at it. Trust me, it's so much better. As John describes it, there is a spectrum where 0 represents nasty crap he doesn't want to eat, -50 is regular pumpkin pie, and -2 is pumpkin pie my family's way. How can you disregard such a glowing endorsement?

2 comments:

Jill said...

I think I might try your way of pie making. It makes sense that a crusty (not soggy) crust would be much more enjoyable. Maybe you could go ahead and post your recipe so I can be EXACTLY like you in every way. :-)

Kacy said...

It's the only way to take away the caniness of the pumpkin. But what does "blind" bake mean?