Monday, October 29, 2007

Desserts in my head

Today, we visited our favorite apple orchard for the last time this year. They close on Wednesday and we had to go to say good bye. It was so beautiful stepping out of the car and seeing the gold leaves. I only wish I had remembered to bring the camera. Let's just say that it was one if those days where I was lucky to even make it out of the house. You know what I mean, kids running in circles, the dog under your feet, trying to get drinks ready for everyone because they decide that right before we get in the car they are " so thirsty they just can't take it anymore!" Realizing that the bottle you just poured juice into for the baby did not have the bottom screwed onto it. Yeah.
After going for a walk in the orchard, we went inside to warm our hands by the wood stove, smell the apple turnovers, and eat a cookie the size of our heads. Yes, before lunch.
The pies in that place always get me going. I almost slapped down twelve bucks for an apple crumb pie, but stopped myself when I remembered I have a bag of organic apples and a pie crust at home.
As soon as I started peeling, Addison reminded me that I promised we would make lemon curd today....and so we did both.

The pie was easy. I just used my favorite apple pie recipe,and instead of a top crust you just combine 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 c. flour ( I use whole wheat) a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of nutmeg and 1/2 c. butter cut into pieces and combine until it gets crumbly.
The lemon curd was another story. The zest and juice of eight lemons, 11 eggs, boil until it does this, stir until it does that. I love it though, it is delicious. I just don't think I will be making it again anytime soon.
Sorry I didn't cook dinner tonight honey, but your bagel looked good, and my cold lasagna that I shared with the kids was delicious!

1 comment:

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Mmm, lemon curd. My grandparents always had it in the house, although it was the store-bought variety. Gramma didn't like cooking :)

Thanks for the hair-highlighting advice, Katie. Unfortunately I can't afford to go to a salon, so I'll be stepping out on a limb! I've been doing some reading, and I've got hubby here to help. It appears that it's better to do fewer strands, so I stand forewarned! I'll be doing it sometime in the next few days. If it turns out well, I'll post a photo and if it doesn't, LOL......I won't :)