I did make a pie when Ernest came home.
It was a delicious Blueberry Crumble pie, from the Ms. American Pie cookbook. But mine turned out rather soupy. Next time I make it I will use a lot more cornstarch.
I was entranced by how the cornstarch settled into the stem end of the blueberry, like a little star. My people thought it was odd that I was taking pictures, but they should be used to me by now.
Although the pie was not quite as successful as I would have liked, I don't blame the cookbook. There are some fantastic pies in there.
I made the Banana Cream a few weeks ago and it was divine.