Monday, October 5, 2009
Last night I was contemplating what I need to can this fall. Then thoughts turned to getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas which are just around the corner. Saturday I made chicken pot pies because we had leftover chicken and I made the pie dough from scratch. Doesn't sound like a big deal but I have heard all my life how difficult it is to make a good pie crust and my mom always bought the prepared kind because she couldn't make pie crust. We didn't eat that much pie anyway...but I've got this stigma hanging over me that it's easier or better to buy the prepared kind. And sometimes it is, I don't have a problem with buying it. But I was thinking...now when I am not as busy as I am going to be in a month...now is the time to make up some pie crust dough into disks or balls and freeze it for pies for Thanksgiving. Or I could get fancy and roll them out on plastic wrap then roll them up like they do with the prepared kind. Or even to have on hand for chicken pot pie or peach pie or apple pie. I am going to have to do that.