Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Made a Pie Today

Well, actually, I made the pie several months ago, when the apples were fresh. A family friend, Jeana, took me under her wing years and years ago and taught me how to make apple pies. She and her husband would work together and make dozens of pies for themselves and for their family. The crusts would be rolled out and fitted into the pans, the apples would be cut and the apple pie stuff would be added, placed in the unbaked pie crust, covered with the pie crust top, and then quickly wrapped up and placed in the freezer. Then, when the snow swirled, and a hot apple pie scent would be just heaven, you pop them out of the freezer, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and yum. So, last fall my daughter-in-law Katie and I bought a huge box of Wealthy apples at the apple orchard. Wealthy apples are hard to find, but they make the Best Apple Pie. The lady at the orchard told us that Wealthies are the only apple she will use to make pies. In a pinch, you can use McIntosh or Golden Delicious, or a combo of both. Anyway, we spent the day making lots of pies, 16 I think, then baked two and froze the rest. Her half of the pies are all gone. Youth. So impatient. We still have four pies left. Like money in the bank, only much better. With the move of my parents going on, I haven't spent a lot of time in the kitchen planning great meals. Tonight was deli roasted chicken, Bob Evans mashed potatoes, and frozen mixed vegetables. BUT, once I decided to pull out one of those pies and bake it...dinner suddenly was not so shabby. The house smells good, and I do believe there is breakfast pie in my future. Fruit of the day. Jerilynn

1 comment:

  1. Creative people can enjoy the fruits of their labors whenever they want to. Genius pie plan. Pesto in the fridge brings back summer for me too!