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MMMMM! Pies!

Ok, so I cooked the butternut squash and I cooked the pumpkins. And I scooped them. And E and J were out bowling so only I knew which was squash and which was pumpkin. You see, J thinks pumpkin isn't a squash. He likes pumpkin, hates squash. So I kept the two separated and secret. The fillings were made identically, the only different ingredient was squash/pumpkin in each, but same amount in each. With the spices and some molasses, it's not that easy to tell the difference, imho.

Still, J gets points for correctly identifying the squash and the pumpkin OUTSIDE the pie. These two scooped out piles looked pretty similar. Good eyes and nose.

However, when the pies were cooked and cooled, he got them mixed up by taste. It might have been because his plate got turned around. Dunno. I could taste the difference. But then I knew which pie was which, didn't I? Well, actually, the squash is milder in taste. And that's pretty clear to anyone who is known as a supertaster. And even I couldn't tell them apart by the second piece because my palette was all messed up by that point.

Tomorrow, we continue the tasting experiments with cold pie.

Please note that other than the classic pie spicing and eggs, these pies are very stripped versions with a mixture of 2% and fat-free condensed milk and only 1/4 cup of brown sugar in each pie. We do not eat them with either ice cream or whipped cream (yuck) in the testing process. This is a controlled experiment. Two pies will not have sacrificed themselves in vain. We are scientists, dammit.

Mmmmmm, pies. Can't wait to get back to the laboratory in the morning. Pie for breakfast, maybe.

Frog Out

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