When I was a kid I hated pie. I thought, why would I want to eat sour cooked fruit for dessert when I can have cake!? Fast forward a few years and I realized that, given enough planning, I could have <em>pie</em> and cake. And ice cream, and cookies, and chocolate. But in practice I’ve found that I only make pie on a whim. I don’t ever plan to bake, and I don’t crave pie. But then once or twice a year the stars align and I rush out for ingredients, necessarily forgetting at least one key part, and I rush home full of excitement and improvise my way through a traditional recipe. This was one of those nights. I recalled this board game I keep hearing about, <a href=”http://www.catan.com/” target=”_blank”>Settlers of Catan</a>, and we jumped in the car to go find it, and I had visions of a pie and game night.
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