Tuesday, March 5, 2013

When A Farm Girl's Bored

It's pretty rare that I find myself "bored". It just doesn't happen! But today there was no way around that fact... I was bored. I'd read all my books twice over, it was pouring down rain outside, there weren't any barn chores to do, and I was suffering slightly from cabin fever. 

So I set out to remedy my problem.

I made pie.

It had been awhile since I'd done any pie making, so I pulled out some frozen cherries, and grabbed my MP3. My goal was to stay busy in the kitchen for as long as possible. 

I have to say that I accomplished that goal pretty well. Hehe.

I flipped my MP3 over to my favorite playlist and turned the volume up, up, up. Sometimes a body just needs to drown out everything else for awhile. ;) I listened to the bounciest music I had and lip synced along with the lyrics. 

My plan at first was to simply make the usual lattice-top cherry pie... Then I went to Pinterest. And of course you know what that means. Suddenly, the idea of one pie turns into lots of pies!! LOL. The cherry pie idea got switched into one dozen mini pies, so that I could play with the tops, and have cool serving size desserts for everyone. That worked out tolerably well... Frozen cherries always bleed horrendously, so my little creations kind of overflowed their bounds. But one can forgive a bit of exuberance on the pie's side when there are cherries involved, right?

I was honestly going to stop there. But then I saw the neatest idea on *ahem* Pinterest. Wait for it...

*waits for gasp from audience*

Oh come on, you have to admit that the idea of a cinnamon roll pie crust sounds absolutely amazing! So right there and then I decided I would also whip up a pumpkin pie just so I could try this crust out. :) 

So far the pumpkin pie looks good... It just came out of the oven a little while ago, and then I'll cut into it tonight. The cherry pies taste as good as ever. *innocent look*

It's probably a good thing that I don't get bored very often. Otherwise we would run out of baking supplies fast. But every now and again it could be a good thing. After all, what's not to love about pies inspired by One Direction and Secrets in Stereo?? Hehe.

All photo credit goes to my sister @ Emily Nicolle Photography. I was too tired from pie baking to take any pictures today. 


nancy said...

Cute, and nice photos!

Anonymous said...

I want one. Give to me cherry pie and cinnamon crust.
Yes! One Direction!!!!!
I just noticed that you have 95 followers. Jolly good, I wonder how long till it'll be a hundred. Nice clean number, 100.

Ashley @ The Giggling Chef said...

Glad you enjoyed the pie crust! Thanks for the mention!!