Posts Tagged ‘apple pies’

I Finished the Pies

December 19, 2008

They took all day.  I was creaky.  I was cranky.  I did some knitting.  I watched a couple of movies.  We went out and got a pizza.  When we got back, I turned on the oven and now the pies are cooking.  Their lovely aroma is filling the house.  I shouldn’t, but I’ll probably have a piece before going to bed.  I have to go cut cheese.

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Apple Pies

November 27, 2008

I’m a baker, not a cook.

I made pie crust this morning, rolled it into a ball, wrapped it in waxed paper and put it into the refrigerator.  Then, I got out my the peeler, corer, slicer thingy and started it in on the apples.  I think it’s the best Christmas present my daughter ever gave me.  It saves a lot of time and energy.  After the apples were done, I got out the brown sugar, corn starch, cinnamon and nutmeg.  I mixed it up, dumped it on the apples and that went into the refrigerator, too.  I sat down for a little while, had a roll and apple cider and watched “Keeping Mum” on TV—a very enjoyable movie.  I HAD to go to the supermarket.  When we got back, I rolled out two pie crusts and tried to get all the apple mixture in them.  I put little bits of butter on them, rolled out top crusts and did my best to seal them.  I sprinkled maple cinnamon on them and we went to have a pizza.  So, now, they are in the oven cooking.  If they make it to dinner tomorrow untouched it will be a miracle.  These pies are the main reason my son is coming.

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I finally managed to get a picture of the kingfisher.

I Talked to My Son Today

November 23, 2008

Win’s coming down for Thanksgiving Thursday afternoon.  He’s leaving early Friday because he has to work in the evening.  I’ll be glad when he gets a regular job.  I wanted to make Lasagna, but he asked for turkey and rolls and apple pie.  I bought apples when I went to Paradise on Veterans Day, so he is anticipating pies.  The pies and rolls are no problem.  It’s the turkey.  They are godawful big.  You have to cook them for hours.  It smells up the whole house.  The giblets are disgusting.  You have to make gravy and dressing.  BUT, they have great legs.  Once the legs and white meat is gone, I want to throw the rest out.  But I won’t.   There is always turkey pot pies.  I’ll make soup with what’s left.  It’s my nature. 

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 I looked out this morning and I saw this lonely duck.  She was calling, but no one was answering.

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I forgot I had these.  They are made out of warm, soft, bunny hair.  I’ve started putting together my little sweater.  Maybe I’ll have a picture in another day or two.

Refrigerator Rolls

November 20, 2007

I made the mistake of making scones for breakfast this morning. They took too long. I had other things to do. But, they were really good.

Now, it’s after 4PM and all I have done is get the mashed potatoes out for the rolls. I am really dragging around. I didn’t go to the market until 3 PM. I needed really stupid stuff. The worse being nutmeg. I know I have nutmeg around here somewhere, but neither of us could find it. The good spaces were all gone in the parking lot and I wasted a lot of time waiting for LOLs to get by. Daddy always told me to have patience, but there are times. As soon as I finish this, I will go make up the rolls and put them in the refrigerator. Tomorrow morning, I will make 5 or 6 to try out.

It’s a good thing I will not be making everything for Thanksgiving. I don’t think I could handle it right now. The neighbors invited us and am bringing rolls and apple pies. I couldn’t find the right kind of apples around here, but fortunately, my daughter did. I picked them up when I went over there last week. I think those pies are the main reason my son is coming here for Thanksgiving.