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Apple Pie Chic
by Miss Pandora
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A light anecdote :D

All the ingredients were carefully laid out
on the pristine, polished kitchen surface,
as she phoned me in panic and with a shout
wailed, "how do I make this applie pie latticed?"
With a grin on my face and chilled bottle in hand
I walked in fifteen minutes later to pacify all fears
"I've burned three, tortured two and fanned
one out of the tin!" she bellowed down my ears.
She sipped the wine as we began to mix
together all she needed to make her apple pie.
The giggles began as we kneaded and fixed
the pastry to the tin.  Covered in flour we both sighed
as we moved the culinary art to the heat;
all other things prepared, she relaxed and a flour fight began
as we laughed at her plight; then taking a seat
we chilled out.  "You're a reporter! How can
someone make you feel like this?" I reprimanded
"First time I've cooked for...well it's the first time I've cooked
and apparently it's what she's demanded!"
Silently I sipped my drink and then looked
over at the suddenly smoking hot door.
"Oh bloody hell!  I've left the oven too high!"
she screamed.  "Don't worry it's just one more,"
I giggled, "Looks like you'll never get it right."
I stood up and left as her eyes implored me to stay
I walked out....then returned with a box of delight.
She was lost for words, hadn't a thing to say
as I pulled out the perfectly made latticed apple pie.
"Serve it cold with cream, is what I suggest,"
I teased, with a smile as I headed to the front door.
She hugged me so tight, then she did her best
to prepare for the arrival of her brand new mother-in-law!

(c) 2006 Pandora

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Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 8/3/2006
So clever and entertaining Panda....I remember learning to make pie crust from Julia Child on TV...fool proof..and yum pie..were the apples marinated??? LOL Might explain so many tries at the lattice. But seriously, wouldn't MIL detect the difference! Better get the wine glass out for her in a hurry!
Love, Taylor
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/3/2006
If all else fails......exactly head for the bakery :-)

Loved this one!.......being a cashier in a store I hear this story often :-) Thanks for bringing it to life :-)
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/3/2006
I have called my wife ... I lovingly asked her to consider the baking of a luscious apple pie for dinners desert. She acquiesced. I love the realism of this write.

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/3/2006
ROFL...remindes me of my first pie.

Love it!
Reviewed by K Quills 8/3/2006
This is lovely! You've created such a cosy & vivid scene (I can feel the heat of the oven, smell the apple, taste the wine) - & the ending is delightful. Kathy.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/2/2006
Mother-In-Laws...Can I get back to you on that!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/2/2006
Ah Panda, this is a delight and you are an angel!
You have such a grand way with words! A joy to read!

Reviewed by sarah BUGGS 8/2/2006
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/2/2006

Cool write..:)
I have always found with mother in laws....the best way is just to be yourself..
No frills..
And apple pie is delicious with custard..


Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/2/2006
very nice...i felt her frustration, never one to fix a great apple pie myself...i stick to cobblers for just that reason
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/2/2006
One of the cutest
And funniest poems I read in a long long time.
Covered with. . .laughter
Beyond great. . . .
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/2/2006
It is funny how such little things can completely block out our minds when we are to meet loved ones of ones we love. It is the same with guys when we are to meet father in laws or big brothers, there is almost an unwritten challenge even before the meeting takes place. Funny part is we all screw up usually no matter how hard we try lol.

Amusing but real look at a real event in day to day living or loving.

Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/2/2006
Panda, this is a wonderfully rich and descriptive piece of levity! If all else fails, and the new mother-in-law complains, she can resort to the old pie-in-the-face routine, that Uncle Miltie left us, as his legacy! LOL

Great write, Sweetie! Love, rhonda
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 8/2/2006
Oh dear, no wonder she was in such a flap. Mind you it could of been the most perfect of pies, but MIL would still find fault in it, ( that's my experience anyway lol.

Kewl write

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