Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Update Part Deux!

Oh boy, has it been a busy 2 weeks. I decided until the end of summer I will only be updating the blog ever 2 weeks.

For the holiday I had to make pies. So I made blueberry and 2 crumb top apple. I always use Martha's Pate Brisee. This is such a great pie crust! As always everything needs to be cold cold cold! I think the easiest thing to do is have a mise en place and put it into the the freezer to chill everything. I do freezed my butter completely before cutting it up, then it goes back into the freezer with the other ingredients.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take a picture of the baked pies, they were gone by the time I got around to it.

This is across the street from my Grandmother's. Every year since I can remember there has been a fair during the week of the 4th. And on the last night they put off the fireworks.

It's great, we have a front row seat for the fireworks. Plus if you didn't get enough food from the picnic you can run across the street to get a funnel cake!

I took over a 100 pictures of the fireworks. These are just a few.

No we didn't get dogs *sigh*. I just thought I would add the kitties' doggie cousins to the kitty collage!

So here is the awful news. The other day I was doing laundry and was filling the sink, yes I forgot it was on and it flooded every were!!! So this was day one of the process. I'm sick!!