Easy as pie seems wrong. Granted, a pie is easier to make than a cake but crusts are frustrating and time consuming. And there’s tons of conflicting advice on cold butter, iced water, and shortening/butter ratios.
If I’m looking for a quick easy something to eat it would definitely not be pie, it would probably be cereal.
Easy as cereal. That’s more like it.
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Cereal requires a bowl, a spoon, and milk, which necessitates proximity to a fridge.
Easy as an untoasted Pop Tart.
“The idiom does not refer to the making of a pie, but rather to the act of consuming a pie (“as easy as eating a pie”) which is usually a simple and pleasurable experience.”
“simple and pleasurable” unless you have to cut the first piece of a cream-type pie, in which case you are shamed by the fact that you destroy the piece as you remove it from the pie dish, and are further disappointed by the lack of structural integrity inherent in the pie-ish mess on your plate.
Maybe this problem is specific to me?
You beat me to it! I was going to post today, too!
See Mike, there are a whole TWO of us waiting for new content! What are we paying you for??
Happy 2020, Cheeseburgers!
Hey Patrick and hey Cheeseburgers! How’s it going?
I should probably do something on the site. Maybe I’ll consider some changes around here.
You have my vote and my support Mike D! Always happy to help!
How’s everybody doing in quarantine over there?