Blog: A commandment and a pie

Kandace Wysock

My household loves pie! And summer is perfect time of yr to make refreshing fruit pies. With all of the refreshing develop, it’s uncomplicated to get up some berries or stone fruit and whip out a delightful pie in no time! My grandma Elva was the pie maker of the […]

My household loves pie! And summer is perfect time of yr to make refreshing fruit pies. With all of the refreshing develop, it’s uncomplicated to get up some berries or stone fruit and whip out a delightful pie in no time!

My grandma Elva was the pie maker of the relatives. She lived at Lake Tenkiller in northeastern Oklahoma, and it took us 2 ½ to 3 several hours to drive to her property for a stop by.

When I was a boy or girl, my loved ones would generally participate in a video game in the auto while driving to see her. We would check out to guess how lots of pies she would have all set on our arrival and what variety they would be. She generally made the exact same forms each individual time—pumpkin, egg custard, lemon and chocolate. Occasionally, she would toss in a “special request” flavor like pineapple, and there would hardly ever be less than four or 5 pies.

When the extended family members would get with each other at holiday seasons or family reunions, my older cousins would organize for all who ended up fascinated to have a Pie Making Day. Those people taking part would acquire at just one property and shell out the entire day baking pies, sharing tales, laughing and of class, pie tasting. My cousin Debbie would make her famous Coconut Cream pie, and plenty of adore and recollections had been founded about people pie plates.

About the years, I guess our household has had basically 1000’s of conversations about pie. My father enjoys attempting new pie recipes and even will make up his own variations of the classics.  We’ve sat about the table and shared recipes. Late at night time, we’ve laid in bed and talked about pie, and each and every of us granddaughters had been diligent to have multiple discussions with our grandma to make positive that we all understood how to make her pies after she was long gone.

Around the system of my life, I have written down her egg custard recipe much more times that I can even depend! These have been vital issues to us, so we preferred to make positive that we each individual experienced it down. 1 of the greatest compliments that can be presented around my eating room table is when somebody preferences a single of my pies and states, “That tastes just like Grandma’s!”

When our daughters have been incredibly youthful, they beloved taking part in and baking with their Effortless Bake Ovens. A person day, I requested my grandma to lessen her pie crust recipe, so that it was just the suitable size for their little pans. We however have that recipe that she carefully tested and then wrote for them in her cherished handwriting. She’s been absent for a although, so to us it’s a treasure. Now I have my personal granddaughters, and we adore to strap on our aprons, drag out the Uncomplicated Bake Ovens and make pies. The tradition carries on.

As crucial as family members traditions are, there is almost nothing extra significant than sharing with your spouse and children members what God has performed for you. As a issue of fact, in Deut. 6:5-9 we read through, “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your coronary heart and with all your soul and with all your power. These text, which I am commanding you right now, shall be on your coronary heart. And you shall repeat them diligently to your sons and discuss of them when you sit in your dwelling, when you wander on the highway, when you lie down, and when you get up. You shall also tie them as a sign to your hand, and they shall be as frontlets on your forehead. You shall also write them on the doorposts of your property and on your gates.

How a lot time are you (and I) paying on handing down the right factors, the significant things? The concept communicated in Deuteronomy 6 is not some therapist’s superior thought on how to make sturdy families. No! It’s God’s commandment, and God tells us in John 14:15, “If you really like Me, you will keep My commandments.”

In this tough and damaged planet that we live in, the best point that we can do for our family members is reside out Deut. 6:5-9, and it almost certainly does not harm to bake some pies for everyone as well!

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