Pie, Pie Me Oh My

It’s my birthday. I am officially into my thirties and you know I really like my thirties. That whole turning 30 thing last year freaked me the hell out, but now that I’m here and beyond I am glad. This year we aren’t having the big shindig that we did last year. The trusty husband invited a bunch of people over, but many have to work or out of town. Besides, he planned it for 5:00 on a Friday. Traffic around here on the weekend after school gets out is a nightmare. So I don’t blame people for not being able to make it.

So it will be us, D’s parents, Kathou, Paypay and Chickadee. Sounds just right to me. Tomorrow we are going to the Zoo with my parents. Hey, I like the zoo too. Remember, I’m the one who bought a kiddie pool with a gift certificate I got for Toys R Us.

My MIL asked me where I ordered my cake from. Last year I had to have a killer cake to celebrate my 30th birthday. I shelled out $80 for this little cake. It was the mother of all cakes. How deliciously yummy it was. *drool* But seeing as I’m not much of a cake person I am opting for pie this year.

I have a cousin who’s birthday is 2 days away from mine. As kids we celebrated on the same day. Our grandma would make a cake for her and a pie for me. But not just any pie. Rhubarb. Had to be rhubarb. Not that Strawberry-Rhubarb crap either. Straight rhubarb. D doesn’t like rhubarb pie so I never get to make it. The last one I made was with my sister years ago when we picked the stuff fresh out of mom’s garden. I have 2 rhubarb plants in my garden, but they yielded no usable stems this year. Our local veg market had huge stems so I bought a bunch. Therefore I am going to make my own birthday pie. And if no one else likes rhubarb tonight I may just eat the whole damn thing.

28 Comment

  1. Dana says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! I’ll fly all the way out for a piece of that pie! It’s my favorite, too. And if you like rhubarb, I have lots of good recipes for that, too. Let me know.

  2. Happy Birthday!!! I have a summer birthday too and there’s never anyone around – but that’s okay, I like low-key celebrations too. I don’t think I’ve ever had a rhubarb pie. Is it better than chocolate? πŸ™‚

  3. Happy Birthday Lisa! I think I might just have to go hog wild on a 30th birthday cake for myself next April!

  4. Jenny2 says: Reply

    A great plan, for a great day. Enjoy it all.

  5. Heidi says: Reply

    Happy Birthday to you!

  6. Leggy says: Reply

    Happy birthday. Have a great weekend, sounds like it will be fun.

  7. Carrie says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! I love being 30 too. It’s a great time of life! Hope you get to have your pie and eat it too… πŸ™‚

  8. Lea says: Reply

    Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope it’s a good one. I loved the thirties, although the forties really aren’t bad either:). Enjoy your birthday pie!

  9. Rhonda says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! I, too, love rhubarb pie. And I say eat the whole thing! Its your birthday, after all.

  10. Debbie says: Reply

    Happy Birthday. The smaller the better in my opinion. Hope the pie turns out well.

  11. Tricia says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! Yes, the 30s aren’t that bad. Rhubarb pie sounds yummy. Good choice, maybe I’ll make one as well this weekend.

  12. Esther says: Reply

    Happy Birthday and good for you! Yes, certainly make the dessert you LOVE for your birthday.

    I love Rhubarb too & my husband loathes it. Go figure. Boy will he be thrilled when I make jam out of it.

  13. Jenny says: Reply

    happy b-day sista. Sending you all the b-day wishes from the other side of the country. enjoy the pie, i don’t love ruhbarb but hey…go for it!

    love ya–J

  14. Wendy says: Reply

    Happy Birthday!!! I am jealous…. you have rhubarb! I love rhubarb but it just won’t grow in Houston. I’m also jealous you are so young! Young and rhubarb growing……you have it going on!!

  15. Happy Birthday!!

    I love rhubarb pie too, but I haven’t had it in years. I think I forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me.

    And welcome to the dark side — the thirties — not just thirty!

  16. Nancy says: Reply

    Happy Birthday and enjoy the pie!

  17. Happy Birthday! Yuck on the rhubarb so you can have the piece you were going to save for me πŸ™‚

  18. Jenni says: Reply

    Happy birthday Elle! Enjoy the rhubarb pie!


  20. Tam says: Reply

    Happy birthday!

  21. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your pie. No pie here, but I’ll have a handful of hershey kisses right now in your honor.

  22. serena says: Reply

    Happy day!!!

  23. Ani says: Reply

    Happy birthday! Enjoy your day!

  24. Lauri says: Reply

    Happy Birthday… have a great one

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  27. Lauren says: Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday!!

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