Lots of labor, came home empty-handed. I am determined to win next time. A savory corn and bacon pie took second place (Maddy texted me at the time "Corn and bacon?! How 1990.") A plum pie took first, and the maker wasn't even there to claim her prize. There were no third places--what the heck? How tough would it have been to announce a third place?
Sophie was a more gracious loser, and she was anxious for the contest to be over so she could taste the winning pies. The youth winner was a blueberry-mint. She said, "It was good but you definitely couldn't taste the mint." I'm kicking myself for not encouraging her to put some tarragon into the peach filling of her hand-pies. I did overhear the judges commenting on how perfectly cooked her crust was. We had store-bought Boston cream pie for dessert that night which was equally, if not more, exciting for her.