Last night Guffey Community Charter School held their Annual Pie Palooza! It's fundraiser in which locals donate their best pies for a contest and auction. Since Jolene started attending school in Guffey last year just after the Pie Palooza, I had no idea what a magnificent event it was. Guffey School has between 25-30 students enrolled in K-8th grades. It's a wonderful school in an extraordinary community. Our little school was packed with people and A LOT of pies! Last year's winner, Norma Farmer entered a delectable Chocolate Pecan Pie which fetched a tidy sum of $210 in the auction! Aside from the great melodrama, All is Fair in Love and Pie, put on by the students my favorite part of the evening was WINNING! I won first place in my category (categories are Fruit, Cream and Other) and best pie overall! Can you believe it? I'm still in shock! I have been so disorganized with bottle feeding babies, lecturing the child, petting the dogs, collecting eggs, milking things and annoying Shelly that I was really on the fence about making a pie. On Wednesday evening since I was still awake I decided that I would give it a shot and so I made a quick trip the grocery (45 miles away) and opted to put something together. I settled on a Double Decker Pumpkin Caramel pie. I stole the recipe from Recipe Girl at http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/10/03/double-decker-pumpkin-caramel-pie/. I know it was out of form for me, and I did add some secret touches but for the most part, it's the same pie! I didn't get to taste any but I got lots of good feedback.
Now I've got to start experimenting so that I can win again next year! I'm not a competitive person but truly, I have to WIN!