A Quick Pie Run

For the past few days, I've been stuck at home taking care of my little bundle of joy, Snack Pack. He just got his "manhood" taken away from him, and the vet said that he needs a little extra TLC while he recovers.

Just look at him! Have you ever seen a puppy look so sad?
After giving the puppy a ton of special treatment and my undivided attention, I needed to get out of the house for a little bit. Fortunately, Ruben had a day off yesterday, so I was finally able to sneak out for a quick pie run while he kept an eye on the puppy. Why pie? I've been craving something insanely sweet that didn't consist of marshmallows or chocolate (the only sweet things in our household at the moment).

Being only a few minutes away from our home, I drove on over to the Pie Shop, a little bakery that supposedly has insanely good pies. (With 4.5 stars on Yelp, it has to be pretty darn good, right?)

Pie Shop is a little hole in the wall establishment, tucked behind its main building, hidden from view. If it weren't for reading the Yelp reviews, I would have easily missed the place and ended up driving in circles, ultimately giving up and driving home empty-handed. Thank god that didn't happen! While I was there, I picked up a couple of pies--an Individual Chicken Pot Pie for Ruben and a Classic Apple Pie for us to share.

The Classic Apple Pie came in such a pretty box!

Individual Chicken Pot Pie
I have to be honest, I was extremely disappointed in the Classic Apple Pie. It needed so much more everything: sugar, salt, cinnamon, and just flavor overall! The apples were cut way too thin for my taste, and I felt like it was borderline mushy. For a pie that costed over $30, and for a pie so classic and simple to make, I would expect it to be amazing. Even Ruben kept saying that my homemade apple pie tasted so much better. And you know what, I may just have to agree with him.

The Chicken Pot Pie, on the other hand, was a different story. I took myself the liberty of "taste testing" the pot pie before Ruben started to eat it, you know, to make sure it's acceptable for his taste buds and to make sure it hasn't been poisoned. ;) It was so good I ended up "taste testing" almost half of it! My bad!

The Chicken Pot Pie was everything the Apple Pie was not: flavorful! Not to mention the crust was super buttery and flaky!
While I absolutely loved the pot pie, I think I may just have to stick to baking my own apple pies from now on. Laziness does not always pay. Lesson learned.


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