Chris Monroe, who owns a pie stand in Arkansas called “Hunka Pie” baked 100 pies in one day.
He has me beat by a long shot. The best I’ve been able to do is 28, when I filled up this table (shortly after this pic was taken in 2005). I bake pies for every major holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, for a church about ten minutes from my home who serve the hungry. I always try to beat my record. But 100? I wish! Plus: those were 100 pies, each different. Wow.
For a few years when Av and I were first married, I made ten pies every Sunday morning for this particular church, and we thought it was so cute and funny because at the time, they gave Av a key. So Av had a key to that church, and a key to our synagogue.
How many people can say that?! So sweet.
This week, I made one pie: grits pie. Basically it’s chess pie + grits.