Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pie Baking 101

I was the one who needed a break -- a day away from anything that was anything -- and yesterday was that day.

Cheryl and family -- you've seen their pics from the entertainment at the festival a couple of weeks ago and from their visits at our home and theirs -- are wonderful when it comes to cooking!  Both Emily and Haley have a real talent and when they saw the pies my mother made to auction off at the festival they decided they needed a class in pie baking.

Yesterday was that day!  They set it up with my mother and of course, I had to be there --- not to participate -- just to watch and enjoy the fun!  And fun it was! 

Mom and Emily working on the apples for the apple crumb topped pie.

Learning the "art" of the pie crust.  It was just like they do on TV.  They made one -- and it has to chill in the refrigerator for awhile but Mom already had a chilled one ready to go so no waiting!
Making those special designs around the edge had Haley's undivided attention!

Next came the real art of meringue.  You have to understand that seeing one of my mother's pies always brings about shock and awe to the viewer -- especially the first time!  Her meringue usually stands a good 3 plus inches on top of the pie!  So getting it just right is something special and you can see from the pic below that the girls are truly concentrating!

And the final results?  Graduation with an A+ !!!!  They had 2 chocolate cream pies and an apple crumb topped one!  And enough "secret" ingredients to have more fun at home!

It was a great day spent with family and friends.  Much thanks to my aunt for lunch -- we need to spend more lunches like that!  And to Cheryl, Emily, Haley and Mom -- thanks for a day that was filled with laughter and love!

Today --- a home visit to tornado damage, calls to possible volunteers and a boat load of thanks and praise to God for all His goodness.

Until next time . . . blessings to all.                            Susan and Monty

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Oh funny; I just finished my post on this very day and titled it Pie Making 101! (It is scheduled to post next Wednesday). It was a wonderful experience and your parent's house is AMAZING!