Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fruits of Our Labors

It is Saturday night. 8:30 pm. We are getting Calvin ready for bed and decide to watch something on TV. We choose a recent episode of America's Test Kitchen that focuses on secrets to make the best blueberry pie. By 8:45 we had Calvin strapped in his carseat and were hustling out the door to go buy all of the ingredients to make our own. We had to go to 2 different grocery stores to find enough blueberries and to find tapioca to add to the filling. We had to make that pie!We made the dough after we got home and tucked Calvin in and refrigerated it overnight.

With our new church schedule, our church started at 8:30 am, so we were home by 11:45, and ready to spend the rest of the day making our masterpiece. After diligent dough rolling, berry smashing, and glorious bright filling making, we watched it bake for an hour and cool for another 4 hours. The diligence paid off. I may have found my new pastime in pie making. It's a delicious pastime if I do say so myself.

Our little pie, just before baking

The finished masterpiece.

(I tried to make the picture look all professional,

though I don't have the equipment)


Jennifer said...

I love how passionate you guys are about food and cooking! The pie looks amazing, just like a professional. I bet it taste even better than it looks.

Tess said...

My mouth is watering! It looks great!

Kate said...

Don't you just love this new schedule? Church at 8:30 is the best for precisely this reason: time. to. cook.

Too bad I wasted the first Sunday on sleeping. But I have every intention to change my ways next week; I'll let you know if I stumble across any must-make recipes. Hurray for Test Kitchen!

Marianne said...

Wow. That's ambitious. I love the professional photo. The quilt gives a nice touch.

Leah Florence said...

that pie looks soooooooooo good. Oh how I miss the delicious smells of your kitchen! Hank and I are planning a trip in February, so a little while away, but at least it's something to look forward too!we really miss you guys!