[FHCx237] National Waffle Day/National Peach Pie Day


Today’s Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis


Pearls is one of SP‘s favorite comics, so he was delighted to get this comic via e-mail from SPom this morning. Waffles are great and they do deserve their own day. Not specific waffle types, but just waffles in general. Whether you eat Eggos on the run or you take the time to go somewhere tasty like Black Coffee & Waffle Bar, today is a day to sit back and enjoy the syrupy, battery goodness that is the waffle.

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SP bought this waffle maker for AK as a present. The mix is 2 cups of Kodiak mix and 2 cups of water. Easy peasy.

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It was dark when we took this picture because AK can’t handle bright lights in the morning.

As we found out the other day, peaches are in season! And of course that means peachy desserts. No, not Melba or Cobbler. Straight up pie.

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Courtesy of Baker’s Square

Tomorrow is National Banana Split Day and National Whiskey Sour Day!


[FHCx51] National Cherry Pie Day

Seasonal? Not really. That’s ok,


Pie is pretty universal. As our last foray into pieing went very well, we were happy to observe today’s food holiday with a slice. Today in particular is the day of the Cherry pie, a fruit pie that’s been celebrated in the USA for a long, long time. So long that they’ve warped the space-time continuum and made the official day for cherry pie outside of summertime when cherries are ready. This is the world we live in.

Our fancy for pie took us to Baker’s Square, a midwestern chain of pie restaurants. It’s the kind of place where older people flock for their 4:45pm dinner. But as it was/is a staple of the midwestern “diner” scene, SP frequented The Square many times in his youth. One summer, they offered all-you-can-eat pie for something like $7. When you do the math, you’d find that you’d have to consume 3 slices to make it worth your money. SP couldn’t even finish a third slice even when he was a youngster. There is an upper limit for pie when you’re dealing with this much decadence.

Anyway, cherry pie.

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Tomorrow is Sticky Bun day and boy-oh-boy is SP excited to take AK somewhere special!


SP: +2.2 pounds, total lost: 87.6

AK: 0.0 pounds, total lost: 25.8