Real Housewives of Orange County Pie for You Want Pies with That?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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Real Housewives of Orange County Orange Jello Pie

First, let's all have a moment of silence for my oven. It finally died. Unfortunately, it died with a half baked Hummingbird cake inside it that I needed to bring to work. [You know those meltdowns that happen on reality TV competition shows (a la Project Runway) when the contestants are completely sleep-deprived and just crazy? Well, that happened.] I ended up buying some cakes instead. Sigh.

So, I bought a new range/oven today...it should be delivered on Friday. Very plain Maytag. But it has a window in the door so I'll be sitting in front of it for hours I'm sure.

Okay...to the pie! For this month's You Want Pies with That? challenge, the theme is: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Pie. If I had an oven, I was going to go for the Halle raspBerry Pie, but since I had to go with no bake...I went fake bake (with heavy emphasis on the FAKE)!

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Presenting the Real Housewives of Orange County Orange Jello Pie. It's fake pie for all those fake boobs! (although the new one with the sick boyfriend 3x her age says hers are real)

The fake bake ingredients:

Keebler graham cracker crust.
Store brand gelatin box of lemon stuff.
"Whipped topping" (store brand Cool Whip stuff) - yes, full of oil and other chemicals.
Artificially flavored Orange gelatin cut into little squares.

I think Michael Pollan would agree that this is totally fake food! And it is perfect for the all the girls with their multiple collagen, botox and silicone injections!

By the way, I may mock but I can't turn away! I promised my friend's daughter that when she goes off to college, we are going to skype about it all the time (if I can figure out how to skype...) So I give you a reality TV salute to the Lifestyles of the Rich and Semi-Famous Housewives of the OC!

*** Edited to Add: OH MY GOSH! I brought this into work and my co-worker asked me about the orange circle on top. I said, "Yeah, It's an Orange for Orange County!" (I'm so clever, I think). But then she said it looked like a nipple!!!! Oh my gosh! That was NOT the intention at all! I'm horrified and feel like Elaine on that Seinfeld episode. So, take your mind out of the gutter, it's an orange piece of jello meant to represent the Orange in Orange County! ***

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32 comments:

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Haha so creative! Sorry to hear your oven died but I'm sure the new one will be there soon and you'll be baking up a storm!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Ha, this is so cute! Great color! I love the interpretation of the challenge. :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so pretty! Yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cafe Johnsonia said... [Reply to comment]

That is hilarious. You are officially my favorite food blogger.

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I'm sorry your oven died, but excited for you that you're getting a new one. This pie cracks me up! I just can't stop watching those crazy Housewives.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

That show is like a train wreck. It's so bad you can't not watch. This is perfect fake food for those fake ladies.

J.Danger said... [Reply to comment]

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR APPLIANCES?!


FAIL.


Those housewives make all the other housewives in orange County (ahem!) look terrible. I swear I am not like that! And if I ever become like that- SHOOT ME.

Jess said... [Reply to comment]

I love your pie - it looks so geometric and cool. Having grown up in Irvine (not a ton of fake boobs there at the time), I feel compelled to watch the show. Ah, South County...

Hope your oven feels better soon!

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry to hear about your oven. But I'm glad you were able to turn lemons into lemonade, um, well, or orange jello into pie.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

ok.. I get made fun of for sitting in front of the window.

the fake pie looks amazing!

Pearl said... [Reply to comment]

ooh i like the jello pieces sticking outta that pie!

hmm did you hear that the old man passed away? :(

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Cute post and beautiful piece of pie! Very creative :)

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Pearl, Oh no! I must have missed that! How sad.

Treehouse Chef said... [Reply to comment]

This looks like something that would not only taste good, but also be fun to eat.

Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

looks great! ha it doesn t look like a nipple at all :) The colour is fabolous so creative :)

pinkstripes said... [Reply to comment]

I love it! Way to make {fake} lemonade out of lemons.

Too bad about your oven, but at least you get a new one!

jane of many trades said... [Reply to comment]

too bad about the oven, but at least you were able to replace it quickly. love the idea of a fake pie for fake people, and i wondered about that orange on top too...

girlichef said... [Reply to comment]

a nipple?! HA! I don't think it looks like a nipple...looks crazy creative and kooky good, though :)

Rebecca said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome. And hilarious.

Elyse said... [Reply to comment]

Hahah, I love this pie and all of its fake-ness. How hysterical! It actually looks quite pretty, too! I think you should still post about Halle raspBerry pie sometime, too, when that new oven arrives!

MaryBeth said... [Reply to comment]

YUM...this looks so good and it just screams SPRING

justJENN said... [Reply to comment]

Well I'm not eating it now that your coworker said that. ew.

suz said... [Reply to comment]

Is it wrong that I think the pie would be doubly funny with the orange circle as a nipple for all those ahem fake women. Hehe. Fantastic no bake solution!!

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Poor hummingbird cake :-(

Your nipple pie looks good!

Ha, that's so funny!!!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Oh no! That sucks about your oven. But you'll have a new one soon at least. I find the Real Housewives shows strangely addictive...

jaysfavoritefoods said... [Reply to comment]

Love the inspiration! :-)

finsmom said... [Reply to comment]

I dont think it looks like a nipple at all! LOL! Too funny!

I think it looks like an absolutly delicious pie! Very creative!

Stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

What a great pie! The nipple comment is hilarious!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Ha ha ha!!! I am seriously laughing! This is so creative and funny.

lyndsay said... [Reply to comment]

you're awesome and too funny. this pie looks super yum. your coworkers must be ginormous from eating all of your delicious treats. also: did you have an old oven?? i'm terrified of the future death of my brown oven. it's a real oldie... !

Girl Japan said... [Reply to comment]

I know how your feel about the oven... been there before = ( but I love the stained class OC pie.... I never saw the show before.

n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry about the oven, but love how pretty this pie is. Its supreme fakeness is fab. And how did it taste???
Nancy

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