“At once impressive and unremarkable, pie can be complicated and challenging or simple and homey. Whether ordinary or elegant, though, a pie is not something to eat by yourself. It should be made to share, preferably while fresh and warm.” —Lisa Chernasky, author of “The Artful Pie”
We had pie coming out of our ears yesterday as we hosted a pie stop for the Tour de Nebraska bike riders. A community plea for volunteer pie bakers and pies contributed by our group members netted the thirty pies we needed to satisfy the cravings of the 200 bike riders that passed through our town. The bicyclists, who had already pedaled 45 miles from their overnight campgrounds, starting arriving by 9:30 am. The last of the group left our pie stop by 3:00 pm, so the group was really spread out. In addition to the free will donation basket, the appreciative bikers heaped on the praise as they surveyed the tables covered with many different kinds of delicious-looking pies. Topped with a scoop of ice cream, they seemed to taste as good as they looked. I wouldn’t know for sure, since I didn’t even get a slice myself! After serving pie for nearly six hours, we ran out and had to offer the remaining stragglers ice cream sundaes instead. It was a fun day and a great opportunity to meet lots of very nice people. If you want to read more about the Tour de Nebraska, check out their web site at http://www.tourdenebraska.com/about.html.