Monday, April 6, 2009

Call 911

I'm drowning in work this week! No time to blog about my random thoughts. I'm literally going to have to give up some precious sleep in order to give the bulk of my attention to the kids everyday, and still squeeze in all of the work that I need to get done this week. I love sleep. Oh well.

I tried a butter recipe pie crust yesterday (for my chicken pot pie) because I never have shortening on hand when I need it, and I don't love the chemically taste of store bought crust. It was delicious. To distract you from my inattention to the blog right now, I am posting the recipe (from Land o' Lakes)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold LAND O LAKES® Butter
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water

Combine flour and salt in large bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough water with fork just until flour is moistened.

Divide dough in half; shape each half into ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap 1 ball in plastic food wrap; refrigerate.

For 1-crust pie, roll out 1 ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough into 9-inch pie pan; unfold dough, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from edge of pan. Crimp or flute edge. Fill and bake according to pie recipe directions.

For 2-crust pie, roll out remaining ball of dough on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Fold dough into quarters. Place dough over filling; unfold. Trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Cut 5 or 6 large slits in crust. Bake according to pie recipe directions.


Shauna said...

Happy Birthday, Mr X! For me, at least, this year zoomed by!

Mary said...

What a good picture of both of you. X is very adorable. Happy 1st Birthday.

Fooferoo said...

Happy birthday X!

Janice said...

Happy Birthday Mr.X. Give him a big ole kiss and a squeeze from your blogstalker in Virgnia who's baby is now 19.

BoooHooo!!! I sure miss those sweet baby years but I wouldn't trade my grown up girl for nothing.