Rockin’ & Rollin’

"Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'", Photo by Kelly Cline

I’ve always loved to dance. Anywhere and anytime. No exception when I am in my kitchen. I’ve a few favorite tunes that I put on when I am making dough or rolling it out.

Now, most of the time this works out just fine, but yesterday, not so much. Here’s what happened.

After a yoga class, my friend and fellow pie maker, Kate Lebo, joined me for a yummy Mexican inspired breakfast at a local spot, then we headed to my house to make some doughs.

Kate had taken my Gluten Free class but not my class to learn to make a standard pie dough. She makes plenty of pies but was intrigued to check out the differences in my recipe and technique and hers.

We made doughs…lots of them while chatting about first loves and old boyfriends. You know, girl stuff and generally having a great time.

While putting together my last dough, I decided to share some music that I love to play when it’s just me in the kitchen. My current favorite is Seal’s “Crazy“.

I rocked & rolled and then heard an omninous pop and felt my hip give way. Oh no! Even though I was laughing at myself I wondered if I might have done something serious to it. Kate was concerned but I assured her that I would be fine. After she left I decided I should probably rest my hip.

Taking time out to chill is something I do for my dough discs but you won’t find me doing this for myself too often. I’ve always got a fun project or ten going on. But, by late last night my hip was still hurting alot and feeling pretty unstable. I was getting a little freaked out that maybe I had dislocated it or something.

Now, enter good friends.

The food blogger community in Seattle is blessed to have some wonderful folks who are very generous with their time. I texted my friend Kelly Cline and told her I thought I might need some help. Actually, I was feeling like I might need to go to ER and was having visions of myself limping around for the rest of my days using a cane with a detachable rolling pin and NO MORE DANCING! Perish the thought!

Within 30 minutes, Kelly was at my door with a calming presence and advice. Range of motion was great, no numbness in foot or ankle. Just really sore.

Her orders: Ice, Tylenol and rest. And, she stayed for about 4 hours replacing spent ice bags and bringing me mugs of hot tea to drink. Thank you, my friend!

I slept well and today, I’m still sore but much less. I am so grateful that it was nothing more than my 50+ year old body trying to keep up with my heart and soul both of which would like to believe I’m 22 still!

Maybe someday I’ll learn.

In the meantime, I’d love to put together a list of good rolling songs. Maybe some that might be a bit calmer. Here are a few:

Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin (The Theme from Rawhide)
Rolling on the River (Creedence Clear Water)
Let the Good Times Roll (I love Phoebe Snow’s verision)

I think it would be so much fun to create a list of pie music with rolling related or semi-related lyrics. Got any for me?  Or music that you like to work and play with in your kitchen?

Do tell. I’m all ears!

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  1. says

    Oh I love this playlist. I can’t improve it but I think I will try to set up as many songs as I can to listen to next time in the kitchen. What a great idea!

  2. says

    oh no! Say it ain’t so! Are you feeling better today? I bet Mary Shile has some great ideas for your soundtrack.


    • says

      I’m feeling much better but trying to keep myself “in check” while I’m rolling it sometimes a challenge. This morning listening to Aretha’s “Rock Steady”…”gotta move your hips from side to side…”. Oh dear. Somebody stop me!

  3. says

    The list is growing! I posted on Facebook about my pie music quest. Check these out:
    American Pie (Don McLean)
    Anything by Humble Pie
    Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” by Jay & The Techniques
    Bake That Chicken Pie – The Tallboys
    berry pie (dolly parton)
    Blueberry Hill (fats domino?)
    Buddy (Ramblin’ Jack Elliot), Canned Goods (Greg Brown)
    Buzzard Pie – Rudy Green & His Orchestra
    Cherry Pie – Sade
    Chinquapin (Pie and Hunting) – Mark Johnson
    Chinquapin Pie – Bruce Molsky
    Country Pie – Bob Dylan
    Flaming Pie (Paul McCartney)
    Funk Gettin’ Ready to Roll (George Clinton & The P-Funk All Stars)
    Honey Pie – The Beatles
    Hulk Hogan did a novelty rap about apple pie at some point in his career
    I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
    I Like Pie, I Like Cake – Four Chefs
    key lime pie (kenny chesney)
    Let the Good Times Roll (I love Phoebe Snow’s verision)
    Making Pies, Patty Griffin
    Mud Pies and Gasoline – Patricia Vonne
    No Apple Pies – Ralph Agresta
    Peaches (Presidents of the United States of America)
    Promises Like Pie Crust” (Carla Bruni)
    Puddin’ And Pie – Danny Gatton
    RC Cola and a Moon Pie (a bunch of folks)
    Rock and Roll” ~Velvet Underground
    Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) *Thank you Nancy Leson
    Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin (The Theme from Rawhide)
    Rolling on the River (Creedence Clear Water)
    Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy. Pie, pie, tater pie”
    Sugar & Pie – Abigail Washburn & Sparrow Quartet
    Sugar Dumpling (Sam Cooke)
    Sugar Pie – The Subdude
    Sugar sugar by the archies
    Sweet Potato Pie – Ray Charles & James Taylor
    Tater pie (bob wills and the texas playboys)
    The First Cut is The Deepest (Cat Stevens)
    Where’s My Apple Pie – Joan Baez

  4. says

    How about:

    I Love Rock ‘n’ ROLL – Joan Jett
    ROLL With It – Oasis
    Shake, Rattle and ROLL – Bill Haley
    ROLLIN’ and Tumblin’ – Bob Dylan
    ROLL Another Number – Neil Young
    … and anything by the ROLLING Stones.

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