Thursday, March 22, 2012

True Confessions Of A Pie Addict

This pie has become a problem. I think about it when I wake up in the morning. And pretty much the entire day until bed. The recipe came from How About Orange, and couldn't be easier: 2 avocado's, half a cup of fresh lemon juice and 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk - blend, pour into a graham cracker crust and refrigerate for an hour. Pull it out, dress it in whipped cream and, voila! Pie party! Hubby thought it was a Key Lime Pie. Precious man; tells you all you need to know about my baking skills.

Since we're talking sweet, beloved Edie is graciously featuring my Library Laundry on Life In Grace Girls today - and she is looking for more dear bloggers that would like to contribute a post. Come over for a visit, but make sure you have some pie and a cup of tea because you'll stay for awhile.

Just finished State of Wonder and need a great Spring read to go with my pie addiction - any suggestions?

xoxo Michele


I am LOVD said...

Michele, have you read Hunger Games? My son is only 9 years old and, although he hasn't read it, half his 4th grade class has. I haven't picked it up but I don't like anything about the premise. What do you think? The hype surrounding the movie is really tempting.

Michele said...

Hello, Lilly! Yes, I've read The Hunger Games. The hype around these books and movie hit close to home: they filmed the movie here in NC, and several of our precious neighbors are extras in the movie.

I actually enjoyed the premise, and the books are quick, almost skimmable reads - but honestly, I'm looking forward to the movie more: I'm anxious to see the costumes and characters come to life.

My oldest son (ll 1/2) did read the books after me and he loved them - and we are planning to go to the movie this weekend with friends - but they aren't appropriate for my 9 year old daughter (who is begging to see the movie because of knowing some of the extras in the film - otherwise I don't think it would be on her radar).

I wish you could come to the movie with us! I would recommend reading them first - and then decide if it is appropriate for your son.

Have I mentioned I'm a huge fan of Common Sense Media dot org? It may also help to read their review.

As far as book series go, my favorite is George RR Martin's Game of Thrones, and that is truly not for children.

xoxo michele

Michele said...

Update: Taking Nick to The Hunger Games movie is currently undecided. Friends have been calling all day with opposing viewpoints - this seems to be a hot topic right now. I think I'll be going to see the movie before Nick and then decide.

For those of you with tweens/teens that have read The Hunger Games, what have you decided to do about the movie?

Shelley. said...

Hey Michele! I'm so glad to see that you are still going to town on your blog! After the 31 Days series, I fell off the face of blog world. I'm not even sure why. I ran out of words for a bit. This month I finally decided to start something I've been thinking about for a long time - starting a book diary blog. Basically I do lots of children's book recommendations as we read them each week, plus diary whatever I'm reading with older son and whatever I'm reading myself. I can finally write again...which feels so nice. Anyway, mostly wanted to say hello again and kudos to you for being awesome!

Michele said...

Hi Shelly! Thanks for visiting - I have missed our conversations. I want to find and see your book diary blog - but I'm having trouble linking over. When you are up and running, please send me your link. Would love your recommendations.

xoxo michele