Monday, December 16, 2013

The time it was three french hens

Three french hens.  Really? It's starting to become quite the bird sanctuary.  Day three of the 12 Days of Christmas is here!!


Today the amazing Cristin Terrill is here to share a funny Christmas story that involves pie.  Let's welcome her, yes?


Around Thanksgiving, a friend gave my grandmother a cherry pie. My grandmother -- who, incidentally, had terrible eyesight -- was a very meticulous woman, and so she immediately wrapped the pie up in paper towels, put it in a Ziploc, and placed it in the freezer.  She eventually forced my uncle to take the pie home. He kept it in his freezer for a while but finally convinced my dad to take it off his hands because he was trying to give up sugar and didn't want the temptation.

My dad put it in HIS freezer, and it stayed there until we were on our way to a Christmas party with my stepmother's family and realized we didn't have anything to bring with us. Then we remembered, the pie! We took it out of the freezer and took it to my step-aunt's house where she sat it on the counter to thaw. When it was still rock-hard several hours later, we unwrapped the paper-toweled, Ziploc-ed pied and discovered it was made of porcelain.

My grandmother's friend had given it to her as an early Christmas present to go with the many porcelain fruits she used to decorate her kitchen. It has been passed around the family for over a month, and we never knew. It was very disappointing, because we were all looking forward to finally eating the thing!

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Huge thanks to Cristin for taking the time to share this hilarious story! Make sure you're following her on Twitter, liking her Facebook page, subscribing to her blog and adding all of her books on your GoodReads shelves.

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64 comments:

  1. Funny story :D
    Apple pie and dessert with peanuts :)
    Happy Holidays!

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  2. My favorite dessert, at least around the holidays, is apple crisp or maybe cheesecake.

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  3. Strawberry shortcake! I just love that stuff. :)

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  4. You're killing me. Um...tiramisu? One of my godmother's cakes?

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  5. Ha! That's hilarious. :)
    My fave dessert in general is chocolate cake w/ peanut butter frosting. Yum!

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  6. I'm not a huge dessert person (I'm a sucker for savory dishes with cheese), but I'd have to go with simple mint chocolate chip ice cream. I could eat that stuff forever.

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  7. Chocolate cake or candy cane ice cream :D

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  8. Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Cake with lots of icing!!

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  9. I absolutely love ice cream cake! :D

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  10. Apple Pie, thank you for the giveaway!

    Raffle name: Demitra Giote

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  11. I was going to say cherry pie with vanilla icecream...and then I thought...no, cinnamon buns...until I saw all of the comments about cheesecake.......YES!!! CHEESECAKE!

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  12. Icecream, chocolate with anything else. Yumm

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  13. Chocolate.......anything with chocolate.

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  14. Cheesecake. My sister and I made the Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake Cups, they were amazing. Thank you!

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  15. Definitely ice cream and tiramisu. Yummm!!! :) Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  16. Definitely ice cream and tiramisu. Yummm!!! :) Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  17. My favorite dessert is Cheesecake!! :D

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  18. Any cake! Except strawberry. And chocolate! <3

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  19. Anything chocolate!!!! I am a sucker for chocolate!

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  20. Brownies. I could eat a whole pan of brownies. I also love cupcakes...really good cupcakes.

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  21. Anything chocolate! Chocolate pie, cookies, cream, anything :)

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  22. Caramel custard or Dutch chocolate pastry - it's a tie.

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  23. Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting ..yum

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  24. I actually love frozen blended chai drinks for dessert! But I also love fresh-baked cookies (oatmeal!).

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  25. I'm really simple... I love strawberries and cream :)

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  26. My favorite dessert is Mississippi Mud Pie!

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  27. Anything with chocolate. I'm quite partial to my mom's chocolate pie and chocolate tarts from this amazing French bakery in Memphis.

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  28. My favourite dessert is..... answer this question isn't going to be as easy as I thought... I'm such a greedy person, I love every kind of dessert! My mom always wonders how can I eat so many pieces of pie/cake, when I'm barely able to finish my dinner! xD Anyway.. I think my favourite dessert is Tiramisù! I love it!

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  29. Creme Brulee has to be my favorite dessert of all time!!!

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  30. At this point in time? Warm, gooey brownies hot out of the oven topped with vanilla bean ice cream sounds PERFECT. Though in all reality anything with chocolate will do--I'm a chocoholic and loving it!

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  31. My favorite dessert is an ice cream flavored cookies and cream.. :P

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  32. My favorite dessert is cheesecake and tiramisu!

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  33. Ha! Funny about the cherry pie! My family, too, has a weird story related to porcelain. It involves the attempted flushing of fake porcelain dog poop (and subsequent breaking of the toilet).

    Anyway, my favorite dessert is any kind of cookie. :) (And for some reason, I can't get my name to post. It's Franny.)

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  34. Ice Cream or Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream! :)

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  35. My favourite dessert is probably Cheesecake....I could eat so much Cheesecake....
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. My favorite dessert is dark chocolates. <3 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  37. Strawberry Sundaes! Yummy.. :)

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  38. Cheesecake forever!!!!! :-) I love lime cheesecake, or blueberry cheesecake that I had in London once. Sooo good.
    Thanks for all the awesome giveaways.

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  39. Mmmmm I love love love cheesecake.. even though it kills my figure! :D
    -Jayne

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  40. OMG!!! I could completely relate to your disappointment of not getting the pie... :) I had face such disappointments when I have to be at college and and my brother is at home during some holiday, the whole day I will be like- OK so mom has prepared this dish and once I get home I will be able to devour it but BAM!!! when I reach home it's all finished and who finished it? no brainier, it has to be my li'l brother.

    My favorite desert is a Indian sweet- 'gulab jamun' (it the Indian Name, I don't know what it is called in English)

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  41. I love chocolate so anything with chocolate normally does it for me... but I also love pavlovas!

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  42. Is there a dessert that isn't my favourite? Cheesecake for sure, chocolate cake, anything rich and decadent or chocolate! I LOVED this story. I still have to pick up a copy since the one I read was from the library. I can't wait for book 2! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  43. I love everything with chocolate like my Grandma's apple-carrot balls, amazing dark choco truffles or white choco ones!

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  44. Definitely ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate cake.. and anything with chocolate :D

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  45. an oreo cheesecake! <3 BTW, happy holidays and thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

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  46. I love all desert! Hahaha. I really like Tiramisu and cheesecake though. Yummy.

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  47. I love my mom's sugar-free desserts. Yum!

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  48. Anything with chocolate, cheesecake (I have actually tried every single variety at the Cheesecake Factory), Napoleons, Mango Pie, Jamaica Black Rum Cake. .....:)

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