It's the holiday season. You know what that means. Baking. Lots of baking. We've already made several loaves of banana bread and pumpkin bread. Some cupcakes. And a quiche a few weeks ago.
I was in the mood for something different for dinner one night. What hadn't we had in a while? What sounded good? I started thinking about maybe a pocket dinner, like a homemade pizza pocket or something. That led me to thinking of pie.
I love pie. LOVE it. However, this ...
... it's just a pie crust. Supposedly an easy thing to make. Four ingredients. Just throw them in the food processor and pulse until mixed to a grainy texture. Slowly add the water until it comes together. Form into a ball and then roll into what resembles a bit of a circle that will fit the pan. What's so hard about that?
I don't know why I'm so intimidated by it, but pie crusts scare me. I usually cheat and buy the frozen kind, honestly. My sister rolls her eyes. My mom doesn't understand. But pie crusts just aren't my forte.
But I made one that evening when I wanted a quiche. And it turned out okay. My husband said it was good, despite the fact that it smelled like play dough before I baked it. Who could ask for more?
I just warned him that he shouldn't get used to it. This girl can only handle so much stress in dinner-prep.
What intimidates you in the kitchen? Got any pie crust tips?
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