I’ve had a pretty crazy week so far. I’m glad Monday is Labor Day. We have no plans, which is refreshing!! Maybe the kids will let me sleep in a little bit…like past 7:00!
Brayden’s school is really picking up. He started having homework on Monday…every night. Pair that with baseball practices and games & he’s been one busy boy. Then, he came home with that packet that every parent loves to see…fundraisers! I had to laugh a little bit. Before, we’ve been raising money for a new playground, or maybe musical instruments for the Music class. This year, the letter says we’re trying to raise $10,000 “to enhance our children’s learning experiences…” Ummm…could you be a little more vague??
I haven’t posted in a few days. I’m working with my brother on some exciting things that are going to be happening in the month of September for my blog. I don’t want to give anything away, but it’s really cool!!!!
Along with that, I’ve been working on Sophie’s birthday present. She turns 3 later in the month (can’t believe it’s already September!!). I’m attempting to put together a rag quilt, that I found of Pinterest of course!! Here’s what I’ve been up to so far:
I have assembled them into 3 little sections. Each section has a pink square (the bottom of the quilt), a purple square (the middle…taking the place of batting) and a print square (for the top). Today, if the kids will play nicely together, I will sew a big “X” over each section. Not too bad so far…I can cut squares & sew in straight lines 🙂
I did try a new recipe last Sunday night. My hubby begged me not to do it. I was experimenting on a new pie crust recipe & we had a dinner at church that night. He thought I should try it out at home first, and if it worked out, then take it to a potluck. Well, I was excited when I found it & just couldn’t wait!! Perhaps, I got a little too excited…here’s the link to the recipe:
So, what I did was take the pie crust recipe only. Instead of making a sweet potato pie, I decided to make it an apple pie, since I had a can of apple pie filling already in my pantry. So, I followed the pie crust recipe, added the apple pie filling and popped that baby into the oven. When I took it out, here’s what it looked like:
As soon as I took it out of the oven, I realized something…I forgot the top! In my excitement of the fancy new cinnamon roll pie crust, I neglected the top crust! So, I weighed my options…I could throw it out, go to the store & get more crust & pie filling. However, I only had about 1 hour until the dinner. So, my next thought was “take it, maybe no one will notice”. I went with that. Then, my hubby came over and said “Is this your pie? Where’s the top??” So much for no one noticing!!
Well, I swallowed my pride & took it anyway. On the way there, we started making up names for the “pie”. I liked the Topless Apple Pie. Michael came up with the Apple Tostada Delight. Whatever you call it, by the end of the night, I called it empty. We didn’t bring one single slice home!!
I did get a chance to taste a small bite of it. I also asked some people sitting around me what they thought. Overall, everyone liked it. One person suggested I add more cinnamon. When I made it, I didn’t exactly measure the cinnamon, like the recipe said, so she was probably correct in that. Other than that, I think it’s a keeper…and next time I’ll remember the top!!