I woke up this morning hungry for pie, so I thought that I would make the chocolate pecan pie. However, someone had eaten over half of the chocolate chips. My favorite pie is strawberry anyway.
Just in case you want to make your own crust, I have the late Edna Tony’s recipe for several crusts.

• 3 cups flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup Crisco
• 1/2 cup hot water

Directions: Cut Crisco and salt into flour. Mix into hot water. It makes three 9-inch-pie crusts. I just get 2 out of this because I flute the top edge. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes.

Fresh strawberry pie filling

• 1 quart sliced fresh strawberries (frozen can be substituted)
• 2/3 cup water
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 tablespoons cornstarch
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• few drops of red food coloring

Directions: Mix 1 cup of strawberries, water, sugar and starch. Cook until thick and clear. Add food coloring and lemon juice and cool. Put remaining strawberries in cooked crust and pour cooked mixture over berries and top with whipped cream.
Gooder’n syrup – Von