TAWIA = AWAIT
MHPTU = THUMP
VRSYUE = SURVEY
THAYCC = CATCHY
WHEN THEY USED FRESHLY-PICKED PEACHES TO MAKE THE PIES, IT WAS – – –
ITPSETH = THE PITS
Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! The challenge was kept to a minimum today with this midweek breeze of a puzzle. The hardest part was choosing a clue word to feature as the most difficult anagram of the day because they were all instantly visible upon first glance. I’ll go with SURVEY because none of the others left me sPEACHless.
Today’s cartoon features a scene of three women in a kitchen making pies. An older woman is in the background preparing pie shells while two younger woman in the front prepare the filling. We see an oversized bushel basket of fresh peaches on the prep table with two large bowls next to it. Both of the filling makers are wearing expressions of bordem and fatigue as they slice the stone fruit and discard the pits into a pile. By reading the dialogue and sentence we discover that they’re baking up fresh peach pies but they’re not peachy-keen on all of the work that it takes.
I’ve never made a peach but it sure sounds delicious! I can imagine my kitchen smelling of warm cinnamon and fruit as it bakes in the oven to a golden brown hue. Doing a search for fresh peach pie recipes, most of them call for 5 cups of peach slices. Well how many peaches is that? One pound of peaches equals 2 3/4 cups of slices. So to make a pie we would need roughly 2 pounds of fruit. Looking back at the women cutting the fruit, I now understand why they dislike making the pies. A bushel of peaches equates to approximately 55-60 pounds of fruit slices so no wonder why they they think making peach pies is THE PITS!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you tomorrow!