Book Test Cook 9 – Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

Made with one hand only!  My other was in a sling after a spectacular tumble on the cobblestones of Camden Market.  It was quite a drama with lots of lovely stallholders coming to the rescue and work chums fussing and looking after me as I sat in reception limp wristed and ashen faced.  Not broken thank goodness, just ligament damage.

It meant that this weekend’s cooking had to be simple and another thing that I figured could be made with one hand was the Brocolli Casserole proposed by Brian over at Caker Cooking.

The lovely Lisa Wakelam of Beyond the Fringes who I met through the internet via Brian’s site was kind enough to send me two jars of Cheez Whiz through the post from Ontario!  I had never SEEN Cheez Whiz let alone tasted it.  I am now a dedicated CW fan.  This was delicious, naughty and just the kind of comfort food a gal needs when feeling sorry for herself.

All my chums rallied round and Vic made me a chicken dinner on Sunday which was perfect.  I managed to make Carole’s pie left-handed and it really was very, very good.  Me, Vic and Corinna pretty much ate the whole pie between us.  And I learned a valuable lesson from Vic.  His little barrels of Heineken have the same amount of alcohol in them as my big cans of Grolsh.  I feel a beer switch coming on…

At times like these when you have your arm in a sling there is much to be thankful for.  Thanks Mr Vic for a lovely dinner, thanks Carole for your lovely pie recipe and thanks Brian and Lisa for introducing me to the wonders of mousse-like cheese in a jar…

I had one arm strapped to my shoulder all weekend – but poor Carole’s appears to have two!

6 Responses to Book Test Cook 9 – Carole Lombard’s Cherry Pie

  1. Jan Moran Neil 29 Jan, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    It seems we give an arm and a foot for Our Art dear Jenny CherryPie. I read your blogs too, chicken.

  2. john 1 Feb, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Get well soon Jenny.

    • Jenny 1 Feb, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks John – the human body is an amazing thing and my wrist is almost back to normal! My hand went black and blue and then yellow but now, all is fine.

  3. "Jeanne" 4 Feb, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    Just wait ’til you try Cheez Whiz in the aerosol can!

    • Jenny 7 Feb, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

      You are KIDDING me?!

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