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Thursday, 27 October 2016

SEVENTY YEARS OLD . . . and PLUM PIE

So, figuring I'd probably made into a new age category like, um, old, I checked age groups online: 

https://www.englishforums.com/English/NamesOfDifferentAgeGroups/dxvzn/post.htm:

infant (< 1 year) ->  kid (before puberty)-> teenager (after puberty but < 19 years) -> young adult (between 19 to 25 years) -> simply called adult?? -> middle aged person( 40-60) -> senior citizens?? -> body (dead Emotion: stick out tongue)  

!!! I’ve been in the second last group for ten years already . . .  and the next category is . . !

"Tarara-boom-di-ay. . ."

Well, it’s no wonder I have a heightened appreciation for literature about us old guys. 


There’s a story in this anthology that I would like to recommend.  “Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm is about a woman on the verge of Alzheimer’s, but I loved the ending. 
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Time to eat pie! 


From my cookbook that’s showing signs of aging right along with me . . .

PLUM PIE

2 pounds prune plums (the small blue ones){I only used one pound}
1/3 cup water
¾ cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp salt
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
2 tbsp butter
Pastry for 9-inch 2-crust pie
1/3 cup orange marmalade: optional:  (we thought the marmalade was too dominant) 

*Bring plums and water to boil.  Cook 3 minutes.
*Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt.  Stir into plums.  Cook just until thick and clear.  Remove from heat.
*Add nuts and butter.  Set aside to cool.
*Line pie plate with pastry.  Spread bottom with marmalade (if desired).  Add plums.

*Top with crust.

*Bake in hot 425 oven for 30 minutes. 


*Serve with ice cream; YUM!