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Old 09-07-06, 11:42 AM   #1
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Another Pie in the Sky Issue: Input Sought

CrossChain is dealing with the dilemma of having an unscheduled but profitable training day pop on on Pie Day on a different thread. I have a different issue and would like some input.

My daughters will be with me that weekend, ages 17 and 14, both quickly approaching their birthdays, when they apparently will be turning 30 and 27, respectively.

Anyway, they are not, shall we say, people who know their way around the kitchen, unless it is to crack open a fresh container of ice cream or grab a soda. They are also not known for hanging around together, except when held captive in my car on the way to somewhere.

I had the idea of having them bake me a pie Saturday morning while I was out on the ride. We could get all the ingredients before hand, review the recipe on Friday, and turn them loose on Saturday morning. Then, by the time I pedalled home, there would be (God willing) a freshly baked pie waiting for me.

What do you think? Can this work?
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Old 09-07-06, 01:06 PM   #2
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DG: that's REALLY pie in the sky...but who knows? they might be willing to do it for dear ol' Dad if they understand jus how important it is to him
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I can still remember my daughters first baking for me. I went through it with both of the daughters. They are now excellent cooks- but I made the mistake of commenting on my eldest daughters flapjack and my youngest daughters biscuits. I praised them both for such marvellous cooking- when even the dog was turning his nose up at them. As I have said- they are both marvellous cooks but my eldest is on a health food kick at present and her flapjack is nothing that I like- and the youngest specially bakes biscuits for me- although she doesn't like them and I am not surprised. Neither do I.

Don't make the mistake on such an important occasion as this of second rate pie. If you must get them to bake for you, Take a bit longer on your ride and stop off at a cafe and get your slice in there. Then you can stop off at the pharmacy and get the alka-seltzer in for when you get home.
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I'd rather have CrossChain's dilemma.
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My daughters will be with me that weekend, ages 17 and 14, both quickly approaching their birthdays, when they apparently will be turning 30 and 27, respectively.

I had the idea of having them bake me a pie Saturday morning while I was out on the ride. We could get all the ingredients before hand, review the recipe on Friday, and turn them loose on Saturday morning. Then, by the time I pedalled home, there would be (God willing) a freshly baked pie waiting for me.

What do you think? Can this work?
Gary, in our numerous sessions over the years, haven't we discussed the pain and suffering caused by parents who foist their wants and desires on to their children? And what have we learned about that pitiful, hopeless endeavor? That's right...your daughters will have to spend thousands of hours in therapy to undo the damage you are about to inflict on them.

And hey, that's great! Have them call my office and make an appointment after the weekend is over!
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Between CC and DG, it seems like maybe we should schedule an alternate pie ride day or something. This shouldn't be causing the kind of consternation it apparently is...
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Ride for Pie Weekend! logically, the 3rd weekend of September, no?
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Have them bake a Mrs. Smith's pie.
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I suppose I could pick up a pre-baked pie from one of the local pie shops, and just ask my daughters to heat it up in the oven (or do it myself upon return). Maybe that's best...
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I had the idea of having them bake me a pie Saturday morning while I was out on the ride. We could get all the ingredients before hand, review the recipe on Friday, and turn them loose on Saturday morning. Then, by the time I pedalled home, there would be (God willing) a freshly baked pie waiting for me.

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Gary, having grown up in my grandmother's house (she was a world class chef), I would suggest that doing things in the kitchen together is one of the most rewarding experiences of life. If your daughters do this, it would be nothing sort of wonderful. And, if you're ready to see a kitchen completely trashed when you get home, why not give it a shot. I mean what's the most that could happen?.... other than them getting into a major fight; not speaking to one another for decades as a result; setting your place on fire, and....
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Gary, me being also the father of two (boy/girl) who have flittered out of the nest and only return when money is low and dirty laundry is high, let me pontificate. [Sometimes their initial flights crash land and they sort of lay their all awry under the tree looking up at you for a minor rescue/repair extraction.]

Anyway, NOS88 is most correct. In fact, why not ratchet down a bit more. Get up a little earlier, do the ride, then bake the pie all three of you, put them on Click and Clack and go for a ride while you and the pie both do a cool down. Upon returning hungry, slice it up, shovel on the ice cream.........

Of course we'll want pics of berry juice dripping from 3 chins.
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DG;

first offer to let them go on a ride with you, when they decline then have them meet you at the PIE placeof your choice, and buy them a peice of pie, after all they are your daughters
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I have to add that there is a nasty undercurrent of sexism here.

Just because they are young women, doesn't mean they eventually will have to learn to cook!

They can if they want...
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Ride for Pie Weekend! logically, the 3rd weekend of September, no?


Or ride for pie week

Or ride for pie fortnight

Or ride for pie month

Or ride for pie year?

Goodness, what ever happened to STANDARDS!

This is why we need a 65+ forum. These young 50'ish folks are dragging down our morals and ethics!
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one wonders who or what is real around here sometime....
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Yes, that is THE question.

What IS reality?

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one pre-done Graham ******* crust from grocery store. One package Jello brand instant pudding and pie filling of your choice. I suggest chocolate, banana, or toasted coconut. One can whipped cream. Open crust package. Mix pudding. Pour into crust chill for an hour. Cut out HUGE piece. Slather with whipped cream. Eat.

Girls will have huge scence(sp?) of accomplishment.
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one pre-done Graham ******* crust from grocery store. One package Jello brand instant pudding and pie filling of your choice. I suggest chocolate, banana, or toasted coconut. One can whipped cream. Open crust package. Mix pudding. Pour into crust chill for an hour. Cut out HUGE piece. Slather with whipped cream. Eat.

Girls will have huge scence(sp?) of accomplishment.
NO, NO, NO

This is BLUEBERRY PIE DAY!

Read the RULES here.
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NO, NO, NO

This is BLUEBERRY PIE DAY!

Read the RULES.
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No, that is the cadence that HiYoSilver says I need to go up hills!
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I'm beginning to question DnvrFox's sanity at this point. I like blueberry pie as much as the next person, but to stigmatize any variations is a sign of dementia!
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I'm beginning to question DnvrFox's sanity at this point. I like blueberry pie as much as the next person, but to stigmatize any variations is a sign of dementia!
Hmm!

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