Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pies 4 & 5

Well, the pies have returned after missing last week. If I don't get the crust figured out better, I will soon be skipping that part and just having the filling. Three pieces for one pie is a little much, but I got it in there and bake and it didn't shrink too bad. Then you put the filling on and nobody knows how terrible it looked to start with.

Raisin Cream Pie
This is one of Dave's favorite; I am not a big fan and
I hope it tastes better to him than the little bite I took or
we will have our first pie flop.

Cranberry Cream Pie
I got this recipe from my sister last night and
decided it would make a nice pink pie for
Valentine's. Yes, this picture was taken in the freezer.
Please don't look around. This filling tasted very yummy.
Can't wait to try it. And yes, I know to take nice yummy
food pictures, I should have a piece of pie out on a really nice plate
and not use my orange-pink countertop or my freezer for the back
drop. I also should have a camera whose lens opens the whole way.
But I'm not a professional photographer, though someday when I grow
up I think I would enjoy doing some photograhpy. Until that, deal with it
or don't visit my site.

So that was my morning, along with thoroughly burning
a cooking pot while trying to make evaporated milk. But I
got the milk made, though I reduced it a bit too long and it was almost a
chunk of milk, but I am hoping it will be okay. So at 1:00 I get to put this
mixture into an ice cream freezer and frozen vanilla yogurt here we come.
I can't wait. If this turns out and I can keep it in the freezer and it stays
reasonably well, my days of buying ice cream may be coming to a stop.
Well, probably not a stop, but a much reduced speed. Though, that would be
almost a stop beings I hardly ever buy ice cream. Did you need to know all that?
I don't think so.

I also tried to clean my stove that had received a huge amount of stew on it's
bottom the other day. I decided it would be better to endure the smell for awhile
and burn it off. So if you come to my house soon, you will get to smell burnt stew.
But when I go to clean it again it will hopefully come off with a simply spray of oven
cleaner, soaking for 2 hours and a swish of the rag.

Now I must be off. A dress and a sewing machine, a chair and a book are eagerly
awaiting my arrival. I will not say in which order i am going to do them either.
If you are looking for some good books to read, I recommend Angels in the ER and
Angels on Call by Dr. Lesslie. Very interesting reads--you may want to have some interest
in all things medical, but either way I think you will be stirred by what you read. You may laugh and cry and wonder at the world but they are rather captivating. Tony Dungy writes some good books as well. Okay, enough of being a book analyst--I just want to go read them.

1 comment:

  1. Your pie looks great why not share the receipe? I'm proud of you my daughter and all her adventures in the kitchen.


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