Monday, March 2, 2009

a thing of beauty...


who cares what's going in it! The hardest part is done, and she's a thing of beauty...

As far as I'm concerned, attaining a perfect pie crust is indeed a lenten penance. I've had several thanksgivings past, where prayer was the only thing that kept me from tossing entire pies out into the back yard.

John loves homemade pie though, and so I made the crust tonight, and will fill it and bake it tomorrow for lunch. I've got apple pie filling thawing, from the bushels of apples I prepared ahead last fall. Last time I baked one I added blueberries to the mix too which is probably what I'll do tomorrow. It's a nice twist.

No, we didn't give up sweets in this house...perhaps we should have.

7 comments:

wife, mother and so much more! said...

You know what kind of pies are even faster to make--frozen kinds! Those are the only kids I know how to make.

jamie said...

oh come on Amy!! Where's your sense of adventure?! Nothing is more conducive to taking up drinking than cursing over a failing pie crust.

Anonymous said...

I have cursed many times over failed pie crust myself. My mom can whip them out like an assembly line! I use her recipe and all the little tricks she tells me and still struggle. But in the end it is worth the hassle because store bought just aren't the same in my book (or in my mouth)!!

Anonymous said...

Jamie.....doesn't you dad love banna cream......a whole bunch

Anonymous said...

That's BANANA....sorry

jamie said...

Dad? Is that you??? Are you putting in your order??

Barb said...

It is a beautiful thing to behold...