Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Morning Staff Meeting

Next time I will listen to you guys when you tell me to lay low and let the flu run it's course. It's true, I got up too soon, jumped right back into the thick of things not taking into account that my other health issues would make it more difficult to shake this thing off.

Nobody knows this better than my friend Vee, who is dealing with her household gripped by the illness.

I was supposed to get together with my friends for a group birthday celebration which I'll be missing because I didn't lay low when I should have. Live and learn.

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I keep a notepad next to my computer where I make notes about ideas for the staff meeting. This week I planned on talking about a new rage in New York called *Crack Pie*.

The scoop on *Crack Pie*

If you've been reading here for awhile you will know that I'm all about the pie and the search for the perfect piece of pie.

They charge $44 for this thing so you gotta wonder exactly what's in it. The recipe reveals it's some type of hybrid chess pie. In my flu-stricken state it's making me ill just to read the ingredients. Here's how I calculate the rundown for 2 pies:

3 1/2 sticks of butter (even Paula would raise her eyebrows at this)
over 1 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
8 egg yolks and 1 whole egg (that's almost a dozen, folks)
3/4 cup heavy cream

People are raving, swooning over this pie but my review shall have to wait. Like I said, the ingredient list alone is making me green.

So, if you're feeling brave I challenge you to try the pie and write a review.

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And now I'm going to make the decision to take a bloggy break. I'll admit that I've been trying to do too much and I'm paying the price. I need to rest and regroup. In my near future is a spring craft fair and I need to produce some product in my attempt to bring some revenue into this house.

The meeting is now in your hands. I'll be posting when I get a chance and I'm feeling better.

Please be on your best behavior because I WILL be reading your blogs. (One can only give up so much, you know).


37 comments:

LeslieT. said...

Take care of yourself and get better, Suzanne!

chocolatechic said...

OH.. that crack pie sound like the perfect pie.

Please feel better soon.

I am praying for you.

Hugs, my friend.

Susan said...

Take care, Suzanne. I cut the Crack Pie recipe out of our local newspaper last week. After looking it over, I think it would be too over the top and indulgent. I'll keep the recipe though....you never know when you'll need it!!

Jayne said...

Get well soon!

Vee said...

I'm sorry that you overdid it. (We find an afternoon nap very helpful. In fact, both the other two nap for a couple of hours while I get to putter. It's almost as good as a nap.) Blogging had to go for a few days there...hate when that happens, but it's the way it is.

Chocolatechic sounds as if she'll give this pie a whirl for us. Perfect! :D

Dodie said...

We will miss you but your health is more important than anything else I am sure you know that.
Will keep looking for you in the
meantime.
Take good care of yourself.The pie sounds over the top to me. No thanks!

In the middle of America and lovin it....... said...

Go to the Boston Foodie Blog. on Feb 6 blog he wrote a receipe for the crack pie. Sounds a lot better than the one you have and not so much butter and sugar.....may try his.

Hope your feeling better soon....

Steph said...

Get Well Soon! Henry says it will speed up your recovery if you eat bananas and go read all his past blog adventures, lol.

Ruta M. said...

Sorry to hear you are poorly, get well soon. Don't know about Crack Pie, over here 'crack' refers to crack cocaine so brings to mind all sorts of images!!

Stuck on Sunflowers said...

Get well soon Suz. I will miss reading your blog and keeping up with things. I am busy helping my daughter with her new son. I took the week off from work and am happy I did. Back to the hospital for another blood draw to check on the jaundice. Take care friend!

Vee said...

You were so wise about that crack pie...to wait and all...wish that we had been about the pizza pie. (Now that's an old expression, isn't it?) Too soon...way too soon.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. That pie sounds yummy, but very rich; I'll be waiting to hear your review when you try it!

angelsister1951 said...

Hope you are feelling better
i was soo excited to win the cute little pink wallet hope you recieved my email
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Suzann said...

I hope that this Saturday finds you feeling much better. The sun is shining and the temps are improving (at least here) so I hope that the sun find you this weekend.

Lily said...

Hope you are well again and can use your break for getting a new line in production. Still aprons?

Thirkellgirl said...

Hope you are getting a little of the sunshine we are getting here in the MidAtlantic. It's not particularly warm (although the snow is melting at a great rate) but it's nice to see blue sky and that strange yellow thing in the sky. Miss you!

Patricia said...

Hope you are feeling well again ! We all miss you - where shall we go for our Monday Morning Staff Meeting !!??

SusieCR said...

Get well soon. I've missed reading & lurking last week while off in the swamp with Bayou Woman.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Here I am in almost Spring-like Ontario...thinking of you, popping in...I read you, I read you!...and now you are ill. I hope you practice extreme self-care. Hugs. LPxo

Rue said...

I'm so sorry you're sick Suzanne! I hope you feel better soon.

(((hugs)))
rue

Bella Della said...

Feel better and take good, good care of yourself!

Hugs,
Kim

Vee said...

Just stopping by to say that I miss you terribly. And we both know that it's all about me. NOT! No, no, I want you to be well rested and thriving when our next Monday Morning Staff Meeting convenes. Have a relaxing, restful weekend.

Pamela said...

Where are you? I hope you are OK! I miss your daily adventures!

dot said...

Next year you'll get a flu shot! People who say "Oh, I had the flu yesterday" have never had the flu. It knocks you out for a couple of weeks. Feel better soon. I miss your blog!

Jody Blue said...

I've heard about that pie, I have also heard about their double fried cherry pie...now thats the one I'd like to try! Be well and enjoy your break!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Are you O.K.?

Chris from Vermont said...

Please feel better, get your strength back and blog again soon. I really miss your insightfulness. You always bring something good to my day.

Patricia said...

Starting to get worried now.....hope you are well !!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

This looks fabulous! I am so glad I discovered your blog!!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Delurking to let you know that you are missed. Hope you're feeling better.

Jayne said...

It's been 2 weeks! Are you doing okay? Very worried readers out here in blogland. Hope you are well, and having a grand ol' time, and are just too busy for blogs!

Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse said...

good well soon! I look forward to your return I just found your blog and love it!

Kat said...

Miss you lots!
Not sayin' I begrudge you taking time off--just saying I miss you and am really looking forward to your return!

Nance said...

I have checked in every day or so for years now. Hope you are okay and getting better every day. Post something soon! Anything!

Patty said...

Sorry you're sick again, be sure to get plenty of rest this time!

Vee said...

You may expect a picket line around this blog come tomorrow morning if you've not at least squeaked something. You sure are missed!

Accounting Jobs said...

It sounds delicious to me. Thank you for the recipe.