Have you ever stumbled across a word or a phrase that you just didn’t know, and you figured, "hey, I can find it on the internet!" then, much to your chagrin, you actually can’t?? Sometimes I get so aggravated (over inconsequential stuff, I know…) Tonight, the book I read Kiki before bedtime was Beatrix Potter’s "The Pie and the Patty-pan". Do YOU know what a patty-pan is?? Okay, you can basically deduce from the story that it is a little metal thing that was placed in the pie before baking to keep the crust from falling…. but, I wanted to see one, to find a ‘real’ definition, a picture, something…. well, HAH. I got about a million sites about the story, and several more that said a patty-pan is a pan for baking patties in (what the…?? that’s just stupid) and some that basically said like a tart pan….. Ugh. It doesn’t matter a whit at the end of the day, but it’s made me rather grumpy.
We should all have such hard stuff to worry about, eh?!
Oh, and yeah – there is a "Patty pan Squash", and it is a cute little ruffly-edged thing that looks like a tart pan, so "the truth is out there", somewhere…..