For over 100 years, the phrase “as American as apple pie” has been a thing here in the States. So today is a celebration of this popular dessert and I’m bringing this doodlewash to our dinner in honor of the day. There’s so much to love about apple pie itself, but mine is served à la mode because any excuse to have a scoop of vanilla ice cream and I’m in! I do love pies and cobblers, but they feel naked without some form of cream accompaniment, be it frozen or whipped into a frenzy. But this day is about the pie so back to that bit now.
Looking into information about apple pie, I discovered that in 2008 there was a “Pie Slice of Life” Survey, conducted by Schwan’s Consumer Brands. Apparently in this survey, when they asked people which TV mom would bake the best apple pie, over 40% of them said Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch. This seems super ridiculous as anyone who actually watched the show never saw her do anything in the kitchen or really anything remotely domestic at all. The entire workload of cooking and cleaning was left to the Brady’s housekeeper, Alice. But that’s what the people said, so apparently had Carol Brady ever actually used a kitchen she would have made a killer apple pie.
According to the American Pie Council (yeah, it’s a real thing), if you are a lover of apple pie then that means you are more likely to describe yourself as “independent, realistic and compassionate.” Absolutely no reason was given as to why, but there you have it, you’ve been diagnosed. The truth is, apple pie is delicious and so incredibly common there’s really not much more to say about it. It’s just awesome! So grab a slice and enjoy on this festive day. But for heaven’s sake, don’t forget the ice cream!
You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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