When you wake up from your Saturday afternoon nap at 4:30 and then read just "one more chapter" from your Spring Break read, it's hard to have time to cook dinner. That's how my husband and I ended up at Der Dutchman tonight. And when you go to Der Dutchman, the big question is, "Do we get pie?"
Keith has not been eating carbs this week. He could do that because I wasn't home to bake cookies. So, he's been pretty successful. I have no problem eating pie by myself, so there was no pressure for him to indulge. However, when it comes to Der Dutchman pie, the man is weak.
As we looked over the multitude of choices, we debated over cream pies, fruit pies, no sugar added pies. Coconut cream is often my choice because it was my grandma's favorite. But, tonight, the sign advertising the new spring pies caught my interest.
"So, which pie do you think is the least unhealthy?" he asks me.
"Hmmm...maybe the strawberry," I responded.
"Right, it has fresh fruit." I think he was grasping at straws here. He REALLY wanted pie.
"Exactly. And," I reminded him, "if you don't eat the crust, it will save a lot of calories."
So it was decided. He would get the fresh strawberry (with whipped cream, of course) and I would get the rhubarb crumb pie. I wanted to try something different and I've never had rhubarb pie before. Remember, my OLW is discover. I was out to discover some new pie.
Our pies arrived, looking sinfully delicious. I tentatively took a bite of the rhubarb pie. I wasn't sure if I would like it or not, knowing how tart those long red stalks are.
Mmmm...it was delicious. Not one bit of tartness, which means it must have had A LOT of sugar to make it taste so good.
As you can see, once we started, we forgot all about not eating the crust.
It was worth every single calorie.