Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pie Anyone

Well on Thanksgiving day, we baked pie! Each of my children had their own pie to bake, and my husband and I pealed the apples we picked at Brooks Farm on Saturday!
The recipe is below, and to be honest they turned out a little runnier than I like, I think its becuase I used a full crust and the recipe called for a lattice crust. It must have more liquid to allow for evaporation in the oven. Will let you know when we try again!

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.

Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from my Family to yours!
We all have a lot to be thankful for! Take a minute to be thankful for all the soldiers over sea's, defending our right to live the carefree lives we all have in Canada no matter how rich or poor we are.
I am thankful for my family and Friends! Each and everyone of you touch me in a special way. Life is short, make the most of it.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Brooks Farm Oct 10, 2009

We went to Brooks Farm to go apple picking and Pumpkin Picking on a Warm, Sunny Fall Day (the only one I think we have had this fall). We headed out to what I expected to be a regular farm with wagon rides to the fields and a few thinks set up for the kids. But it turned out to be a tourist attraction for city people with chickens in caged enclosures and such. There were no wagon rides to the fields and the Prices we "let's say" that of a tourist attraction. But we made the best of it and picked our apples into the supplied plastic bags (very environmentally friendly, NOT), there were no apple baskets, the kids wandered out into the field which was quite a hike and picked out their pumpkins. We paid our $12 per pumpkin, and $1.00 per pound for apples and headed home. Next year we will have to find a real country farm not a "meant to impress city kids farm"! Oh well, live and learn! The kids enjoyed picking their apples and pumpkins so that is all that counts.