We left town to visit my family.
I think my brother looks like an older version of Reid in this picture.We did a lot of playing
Can you believe this swarm of sea gulls?
and my kids got spoiled.
Natalie enjoying her first set of pink and purple girly toys from a doting uncle.
We played and visited so much (and slept not so much) that I was too wiped to make my assigned apple pie while we were there. Don't worry. No one suffered for lack of dessert. :) My mom is an excellent cook and never leaves anyone the least bit deprived.
When we got home, I finally got around to my apple pie assignment. Instead of making traditional apple pie though, I thought it would be fun to make this baked apple, apple pie version. I pinned it here. We used smaller apples but it proved to be the perfect serving size.
Tip: A grapefruit spoon came in handy when scooping out the apple cups.
I used Dana's no fail pie crust and I'm hooked! I don't think I will look for another pie crust recipe again. Really...It's so fast and easy to use! The baked apples only used one dough round with some leftover, so we have three more dough rounds in the freezer for next time!
oil pie crust. It goes the best with my favorite banana cream pie because it's a bit saltier.
I also think that this way of making apple pie is a new favorite. It's a bit healthier and sooo much easier. Really. It looks fancier but it's simpler. There are fewer ingredients and comes together quick (like 20-30 minutes of prep and I had Reid "helping"me). Plus, it's fun to eat things fun sized. The boys enjoyed getting their own personal miniature pie.
So, we didn't get to have our apple pie around the thanksgiving table but having it by Christmas tree light was a good trade off.
Speaking of. We actually have our Christmas stuff up! I didn't plan it that way. We found a superb deal on a 7 ft. tall Frasier on Friday which set off a chain reaction of spontaneous decorating all weekend. Most of our decor is the same, but there are a few new ideas sprinkled in here and there. I'm excited to share them with you tomorrow!
See you then!