Since starting this blog I have made a lot of pledges to myself, from learning how to bake this and how to bake that, but one of the more tougher of my pledges has been that from hence forth, I vow to NOT buy any more pie from the grocery store! But first, let me elaborate further…
In the past, when I had a craving for pie [which for me, was like every week], I would either run to my local Marie Callendar’s restaurant and pick up a pre-made berry pie OR to my local Albertson’s Grocery store to pick up either a frozen berry or blackberry deep dish pie or, and they just recently started doing this, a ‘half pie’ in the bakery section. Quick and easy, I would have my pie and the ‘pie fix’ would be, well….fixed!
No more! I will not purchase anymore store-bought pies.
If I am to become the PIE BAKER I yearn to be, I must dedicate myself to learning and mastering this art. Having quick and unfettered access to ready made pie does not help me.
If I want pie, I MUST make it and bake it myself! However, there is one small caveat I will make to this pledge:
- I WILL NOT purchase pie from the store.
- I WILL MAKE AND BAKE all my pies myself.
- I will ONLY purchase pie at a bakery or restaurant if the purpose of the purchase is to taste and sample pie for review on PIEADDICT.com.
Have you made similar pledges? Or for that matter, any pledges since undertaking your baking adventures? I find that setting goals and objectives like this help to motivate and keep me on track despite the difficulty I see ahead trying to walk [or more like RUN] past the bakery section at the store. But if I am to truly become the pie baker I very much would like to be sacrifices must be made right? 🙂