Yes, we had a party and do you know what kind of party it was? It was a PIE-LUCK. Yes, like a potluck but ONLY pies. There was a pretty even mix of sweet and savoury offerings, and all of them were ridiculously kick-ass. This may be the best idea I've ever had in my life; I'm not really kidding.
I made chocolate pumpkin pie (filling recipe courtesy of Dreena Burton and flaky crust recipe courtesy of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau), which you can see in the photo below - it's the one with PIE LUCK written on it in Dreena's appropriately named Celestial Cream. There was also blueberry pie, chocolate peanut butter banana pie, bourbon pecan pie, S'Mores pie, curried cilantro granola pie, pot pie with mushrooms and leeks and cracked pepper biscuits on top, quiche, frozen peanut butter pie with raspberry coulis, Boston cream pie cupcakes - just to name a few. In the end, there were more than 10 pies going. This will definitely be an annual event with us!
Tomorrow, I'll be back to the books with a slightly larger belly. :)
In the meantime, the results of my first reading poll is in - after I finish Ngaio Marsh's Grave Mistake, I'll be reading China Mieville's The City & The City. Tell me how you feel about deciding my reads for me in the comments!