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A Rant, A Resignation and then: A Pineapple Coconut Pie

I believe in being positive.  As I grow older, I realize it would be very easy to be bitter and people don’t like to be around pitiful, miserable old people.  For the past week, I have been having computer problems.  Not huge ones and I am thankful for that.  They have been little things just aggravating enough to frustrate me.  I realized that I have just been walking around in a bad mood.  To sum up the situation, I was letting the computer situation get the best of me.

This morning I decided I was going to close down this blog and never post again.  I am sick of having the computer control my life and my mood and the best thing to do was quit.  It just wasn’t worth the effort.  Not only was I going to give up my blog but I was going to just totally ignore that big green-eyed monster we have in our house that is called a computer.

My husband reminded me of how much I enjoy this blog.  I received an unexpected compliment about it when I was visiting a church on Sunday.  When I was a national recruiter, one of my favorite things about my job was being in contact with people all over the country.  That is one thing I do love about this blog.  When I had that thought it reminded me of all the wonderful things I do love about my blog.  If I was in the corporate setting of my former life, I would have no choice but to use a computer and would just have to get over it. So I asked myself, “Is It Really Worth It?”

I then saw the recipe I wanted to share with you today and remembered how much I enjoyed that pie on Sunday.  How sad it would be if I let the green eyed monster in my house, kept me from sharing this wonderful experience. Thanks for letting me share my rant and now onto the most important part of my post.  PIE!!!

On Sunday, we attended a Homecoming Event at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church where we have attended in the past.  I had a piece of coconut/pineapple pie.  It was absolutely wonderful.  The flavors of the coconut and pineapple complimented each other.  There wasn’t any other ingredients to compete with those flavors.  I wanted to share the recipe with you.  I went to my Mt. Zion cookbook as I thought for sure the recipe was in the book.  No such luck.  Oh Dear!  I was on a mission then and I found the recipe in one of the cookbooks my friend Dixie gave me last week. The cookbook was published by the Oakdale Club (a Homemakers Extension Club) in Iredell County.


coconut pineapple pie

Isn’t it funny how two completely opposite events can come together for something positive.  A piece of pie at a homecoming was followed by a gift from a friend. By the way, did you notice that I did not “Google”  this recipe.  I browsed through my wonderful cookbooks.  So I think that means that I am getting over my frustrations but I am still not ready to give up one of my old wonderful habit of browsing through cookbooks.

8 responses »

  1. The Pineapple Coconut Pie of days gone by. How this one comes back to visit my memories from the simpler days of old. Yes, the church festivals and sitting under the oak trees eating Pineapple Coconut Pie and counting your change to go and play the Country Store Wheel again.

  2. Neighbor Barbara

    I just got in from running errands and am terribly hungry. I passed by all the fast food places to make sure I would eat a healthy meal. When I turned on a computer here in the house (not green-eyed but close), I saw the title of your blog so I hurried with my salad and drink so I could hear the story. I thought maybe you quit your job! I too have been irritated profoundly by computers and an Iphone so I can commiserate, but I’m glad you decided to weight pluses and minuses and decided to keep this website. I love getting your recipes and the pineapple and coconut pie is perfect since we just returned from Hawaii. I used to make coconut pies just like this, but never added the pineapple.

    Hope to see you soon to share about our trip and celebrate your upcoming birthday!

    • Thanks Barbara! It was good to hear from you and I do want to hear about your trip. I had never heard of this before but that pie just has to be one of my favorite “To Make” dishes. There isn’t a child at our daycare center that could frustrate me as much as this little monster I am using at the present time to talk to you. I have to remember that as the positive of why I have a computer (The Beast!)

  3. I enjoy reading your blog and enjoy your southern recipes but I have to say that I really enjoy the way you share your love for the Carolina’s through ” storytelling” about your travels and experiences. Thank you!

  4. I’m so glad you didn’t shut down the blog. Sometimes I feel like you’re my long-lost sister, so I’d miss you.


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