Pretending to work

A good way to get the kids to play together is to pretend that you are working.  I felt halfway decent yesterday.  I have to assume the Wildebeest worked. But today I am dying, so thank you blog, for giving me a reason to sit here typing quietly.

Yesterday, it was doing this weird snow/rain mix here all day, so we were stuck inside no matter what.  Snow means comfort cooking to me.  And we needed cold medicine so early in the morning when it was just raining, I ventured out to the store in my Hello Kitty pajamas to get all sorts of comforting ingredients.

I ended up making some chicken soup or as Rachael Ray calls it Chicken and Herb Pot Pie Stoup.  It’s yummy.

I also tackled my first ever homemade apple pie.  I have done the pre-made crust and canned filling thing before, just to smell pie baking in the house, but this was my first ever pie with apples I peeled and sliced myself.  I made the following dutch apple pie recipe from (



  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Fit pie crust into pie plate.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sliced apples, lemon juice, both sugars,flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Pile into crust.
  5. Prepare topping:.
  6. In a medium bowl, with a pastry blender or a fork, mix flour, both sugars, and butter until coarsely crumbled.
  7. Sprinkle evenly over apples.
  8. Bake at 375°F for 50 minutes.

It was delicious and will be made again for Thanksgiving.  This is the pie after me and my dad had dessert.

Thank God I invited him for dinner, because after he left I  ate 2 more pieces.  Now I can feel good and say that I didn’t eat an entire pie by myself in two days.  Just 3/4 of a pie.  But I will take whatever comfort I can get.

I blame the pie for my dying today, because if I hadn’t eaten myself sick with pie, I would have had more wine and the Wildebeest would have done its thing.

Today, dinner comes out of the Crockpot, which also seems to be dying.  Hopefully, it will make it through one last pot roast.


2 responses

  1. That looks tasty. My eldest daughter does something similar. Over here in Ireland, we call it Apple Crumble. She did a variation last weekend with blackberries, mango and apple. Delicious.

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