Sunday, February 12, 2012


So I follow this pretty cool blog called Jamie the Very Worst Missionary. Funny, irreverent, clever and often moving.

And inspiring.

When she posted about a new creation called Picaken, I was intrigued. See, I'm married to a man who loves pie. Who posts pictures of pie on the fridge in the hopes that I'll make pie.

Here's the pie that I baked to put into the Picaken. When he walked through the kitchen, he said, "Are you really going to do this?" I said yes. He looked at the pie and said, somewhat wistfully, "That's a perfectly good pie....."

Yes, it is. And it's headed for the Picaken! 

He also loves cake. In fact, he loves sweets, period. I must admit to a twinge of guilt at the havoc I am wreaking on his blood sugar by this planned sugary extravaganza. But it's just a's not like we're going to do this on a regular basis.

(Unless it's really good.)

So I'm combining two of his favorite things. I'm just doing what my pastor encouraged us today: making HIS needs more important than my own! I'm expressing my love! I'm planting seeds!

And there's this: I like to do something creative every week. I think this counts as creative, for sure. And loving!

Inspired by the original Picaken post, I looked around a bit more and found this. And I'm telling you right now, there's no way my Picaken is going to be that magnificent.

But I'm going for it.

Here are a few photos of the beginning stages of this project. I will certainly update you later.

We're makin' Picaken!

The ladies in Texas taught me this: ONLY Duncan Hines for cake mix!

There's a pie in there...

In the oven. Updates later!


Brian C. Hughes said...

Can't wait to hear how it turns out. But you get an A for trying, no matter what. Way to Go!

Hope said...

I read Jamie's blog too and am sorely tempted to make a pickaken. I'll be interested in hearing how yours turned out.

Lindsay said...