Is there a thing called “pie season”? I know there is a Pie Council, possibly in the same vein as Garrison Keillor’s “Catsup Advisory Board” or his “American Duct Tape Council”. Pie Season to me would encompass most of the calendar not already loaded up with pie goodness such as National Pi Day, or Pie Day. There is also “Eat a Pie Day – December 1”, “Raspberry Cream Pie Day – August 1”, “National Cherry Pie Day – February 1” and a litany of other super cool pie days. Continue reading →
While pondering pie yesterday afternoon, and that is something I do on occasion, I flipped through the Rolodex of my mind and stumbled upon the elusive Millionaire Pie. My first entry of this pie in my mind was when I was a wee lad and attending Dallas public schools. This was before I was yanked out when my parents were horrified by the busing situation and sent to a school which had a lackluster cafeteria. This was also back in the day when Dallas public schools had honest-to-goodness cooks whipping up freshly baked yeast rolls, and homemade beef enchiladas every Wednesday.
Fire back to a day when if you were not relegated to a sack full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, smashed for your dining pleasure, you would enjoy real food created by the hands of the lunch ladies who I considered at the age of seven my second and third mothers. This was before the time of bastardized Sysco boxes filled with frozen food-like trinkets dumped onto a sheet pan and turned out at 400 degrees. Continue reading →
Tomorrow is National Pie Day, which just so happens to be our favorite holiday besides National Whiskey Day and National Three Lunch Tuesday. We have plenty of celebration in order with a roll out of our favorite area pies, but today we wanted to share a deal you may wish to prepare for in anticipation of the big day Wednesday. Continue reading →
‘Tis the season for families and friends to celebrate. Take time to enjoy your holiday and let Highland Park Cafeteria make your day special.
Find all your holiday favorites including roast turkey, carved spiral ham, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, baked squash casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, candied yams and many other favorites that are made fresh daily. The Highland Park Cafeteria bakes holiday pies to order ($13.99-$18.99) and includes seasonal favorites such as pecan, apple, rhubarb, mincemeat, sweet potato, buttermilk and more. Continue reading →