|Apple Pie, take two|
I made enough pie crust this time, but still didn't quite get the edges right. I think the third time will be a charm. This pie is certainly more presentable than my first. We'll find out this afternoon how it tastes, since I also modified the filling since my first attempt. Muahahah! This will get served to an unsuspecting houseful of guinea pigs!
Since I had the oven going, why stop there?
I had tried out a recipe recently called Crunchy Topped Apple Oat Bran Muffins. Oat bran muffins can be so dry and tasteless; I had agreed to try this one last recipe before I gave up. These got The Stamp of Approval.
|Obviously, the food photography skills need some work.|
Since I was already peeling and slicing apples I made a replacement batch of muffins, too. Bigger, but with the same amount of topping. Then I promptly put most of the batch in the freezer.
I had made cookie dough last week that was in the freezer, awaiting to be baked. The oven would be going.... so... I baked two batches of cookies, too.
And I wondered why I was up until 10pm pulling stuff out of the oven? I forget that I can't stuff everything into the oven at once, especially when some things cook at different temperatures. When I finished, the counter was strewn with pie, muffins and bags of cookies.
What a good way to start Thanksgiving: My fridge and freezer will be packed with goodies. Willow, Bertie and Pinni have apple skins for treats. The kitchen sprites visited this morning, and much of the mess I left has disappeared. Life is good.