They look good….
but the gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free crust was as hard as a rock. So, the grown-ups (Martin and I and our dinner guests) scooped out the blueberry filling, and the kids gnawed on the crust. Thankfully, only a couple teeth were broken. 😉 [EDITED TO ADD — In re-reading this, it sounds like I’m saying the adults ate the insides and we tossed the crusts to the kids! That’s not what happened!! Everyone ate pie, but only the kids had the fortitude to try eating the crusts, too. We adults just banged the crust with our forks and laughed at the “ting ting” sound!] And the main dish — Cuban black beans and pork with rice, a newer family fave, the recipe sent to me by a reader, Tina — DID turn out great, so not everything was a disaster. We all hung out on Friday night until 10:30 and very much enjoyed ourselves.