Beautiful Sea Shells!
Last week I visited my Dad in Florida. It had been a while since I’ve seen him and I just wanted to spend some time together catching up. It’s also nice to escape the cold of a northwest winter for a few days in the warm sunshine. And just check out those pretty shells that I found on the shoreline!
Dad and me at Boynton Beach
While I was in Florida, I decided to make a few pies. One was for my Dad’s girlfriend Eileen, and one was for her daughter Joanne who’d just had her third baby. And while making pies is relatively easy for me, I found it a bit of a challenge because my Dad didn’t have a rolling-pin or a pastry cloth. I searched the fridge and cupboards and found something that worked out just fine: a cold bottle of wine and a large Ziploc bag. Perfect!
My make-shift rolling-pin
Once I had the pies made, we first delivered one to Eileen… and then we visited Joanne’s family and met their new baby, Bryson. I even got to sit and hold him for a while… which was just delightful!
Eileen with her Sweet Potato Pie
I came home late Thursday, and spent many hours (13+) in planes and airports (likely because I had used a mileage award ticket for this trip) and it took a day or two to feel like myself again.
Once I was “back to normal” (normal for me that is) I got busy making another pie. I had recently been given an apple peeler/corer by my friend Caroline and pulled it out today. It works great! And to think I didn’t have this help last year when I was making a pie a day… just think of the time I might have saved!
The finished Apple Pie
Early this afternoon, I delivered this pie to a friend who has family visiting. I knew she wouldn’t be able to cook for them and I wanted her to have something homemade to offer them. After all, what could be better than sharing yummy food with people you love?
“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.” A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh