Saturday, July 05, 2008

150.8 - Pie pie, me oh my, I love pie

Bonus points to anyone who can guess where today's title is from....

So I was pleased to see a measly 1 pound uptick in my weight today, considering I had half a burger, a spoonful of corn casserole, and cake last night. The cake was a mocha spice made from scratch, by DH's cousin who is a fabulous cook. It's one of the best cakes evah.

Today after my weights class, I met up with the family at Bob Evans. It was more fun food for me, but it is fine, really. I'm having a lovely weekend and not sweating the food stuff.

DH told me while we were at brunch that there is a new restaurant coming to our side of town. It's called Grand Traverse Pie Company. (And, strangely enough, I watched the movie Waitress last night--actually, I watched the first hour and 30 minutes, I still have 20 minutes left to watch so don't spoil it for me--which is about a waitress who makes extraordinary pies.)

I've never heard of this restaurant, so when we got home I looked it up online. They're based in Michigan, have only been around since 1996, and only in the past year or so have been franchising. There are 14 locations and Evansville will be the furthest southern location. Their menu looks mighty tempting. I love chicken salad sandwiches, and their gourmet version has dried cherries. Holy cow, cherries in chicken salad. Does it get any better? Why, yes it does! You can have your own 6" mini pie for dessert.

This place may be the death of me.

Not really, but it's nice to think I could die by pie.


debbyweighsin said...

That is very funny, Laura! I'm glad you are having fun with food and family this weekend. Yesterday I worked and we had a potluck, and as luck would have it, there were those soft iced sugar cookies. That was the beginning of the end for me!

Sharla Rae said...

Sounds like a fun day!

Near my sons college, there is a cherry orchard that we bought a large amount of dried cherries from last summer. Just about out
now. They are so good in a chicken salad. Cookies too :). My new fav is to put some in with some brown rice.

Jess said...

Oh! I haven't had pie in ages. Sounds delish!

L.G. said...

There's a restaurant over the mountain that's all you can eat and this includes a long, long bar of pie by the slice.

I just took my tape measure out here at work and looked to see just how big 6 inches would be (insert obligatory dirty joke here). Man, you could split one of those pies easily enough and still have a good old time.

What I like about you is that you are eating the really GOOD things and not worrying about it. How often do you really get that mocha spice cake from scratch? So I'm glad you enjoyed it and sweating things.

Roni said...

Is it never been kissed???

Jill said...


scuze me whilst I drool. =)

Helen said...

I loved Waitress...a great smile-inducer. :-)