Friday, October 26, 2007

[baking] the [pie] fantastic

I baked until the wee hours of the morning--I made three pies last night. Two pumpkin, one apple. The apple I made combining two recipes--one from Martha Stewart and one from Everyday Food--but I used my great grandmother's crust recipe. And I used gala, granny smith and golden delicious apples. (I just noticed that they're all G's!) And of course the pumpkin pie is my great grandmother mae's recipe too.

When I talked to my Granny last night she was amazed to learn that I prefer using two forks to using a pastry blender when making my crust. I told her I was a little nervous since a)I'd never made an apple pie before and b)I was improvising the filling recipe and she told me "Carrie, it's in your blood. You're gonna be just fine."

I haven't tasted it yet, but it looks like it's gonna be yummy. It isn't beautiful, but it's not too shabby for a first attempt, I think.

also, I managed to burn myself, per usual. but on my dinner. I cooked it in the to-go foil thingie which is waaaaaay flimsy, and the sauce jumped up and got me. I also had to use my bbq tongs to remove the few pieces of pasta from the bottom of the oven--while it was at 475. yikes. thankfully, that was my one and only burn. and it looks much better this morning than in did last night--here's how it is now.

if you'd like to send kisses to my boo-boo please let me know so I can arrange to catch 'em.

and I also made an egg strata--or really made the parts of it. there will be a drunken assembling post-bowling tonight, methinks. it's supposed to sit overnight, so I've got to wait until tonight to do it.

oh, and corners of my home. that frame is what matt gave me for our six months--you can't tell, but some of the pictures are further in/out than others. I like it, and it's in my bedroom.

and then here's my table, all done now. the fruit thing is michelle's, and I changed the photo (corrie it's your fave!) and got new candles too. all done, all done. :)

this morning gobi and hazel were waaay sleepy. I guess 'cause it's raining. seeing them made me want to call in sick and crawl back into bed. they're so cute and furry and cuddly. :)

today will be a busy day, but per usual, I am so so so SO glad it's friday.


m-m-m-melissa said...

o.m.g. i loooove pumpkin pie. enjoy your friday, and also your weekend. : )

Ariel and Chris said...

I love all of your pictures in that black frame!

David said...

Did you just post a picture of your underwear on the internet? 8o

care said...

no, silly. those are tank tops. :)

Heather Kathleen said...

the pies are impressive! the strata? holy cow! move over giada! IT'S ON!

Corrie said...

That pic IS my fave! I think the dining room looks so pretty, colorful and festive! I hope the pies were good. Hopefully you shared them! :)

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