Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Week 4 Wednesday (1/29/14)

Before I begin I need to wish Cory Lehman, my fabulous nephew, a Happy Birthday!  
I love ya, man!

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Pam’s Piecrust
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Page 37       Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 163 calories per serving, for two individual piecrust if cut into 16 slices. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         This piecrust is so easy to make, and I love the aspect that it can be made ahead. The recipe makes two piecrusts, which is great because you can make a double thick crust or a top and bottom one if you prefer.  I made the recipe the night before so it reduced the time necessary to actually make the quiche.  The crust was light and rich and buttery. I also like the possibility of making it ahead and freezing it or just keeping it in the fridge for the next day. If you look closely you can see the rich creamy butter!

         I have always been a pie girl and prefer that to cake. Of course, my choice of flavors is small, since I am such a picky eater.  
        Whatever happened to Poppin’ Fresh Pies and Baker’s Square?  How do these places go under?  Is it because they became too big?  Maybe they just should have stayed a small pie company and left the restaurant business to someone else.  I miss them both.  Who will make me a French Silk Pie? The dessert world seems to be headed in the direction of cute cupcakes. I like the television shows but “I don’t want no stinkin’ cupcakes!”  Okay, don’t lose your mind – it was intentional bad grammar. I think it came from some movie but the title is lost to me. I really stink at names and titles. Oh well – I strongly recommend this crust because it is easy, yummy, and a make ahead item.  Think about it!

Gabbin’ About Gratitude

         I love my job.  I have been teaching school for 29 years and I have to say that every day is a fun challenge.  The unique part about my job is that it can be so different from year to year and even day to day.  Each new set of students brings a new beginning for me.  I have been blessed to have taught the greatest kids and have felt very supported by their parents.  Don’t settle for a job that you don’t love.  I have worked in many fields and yet I have to say that teaching was my ultimate profession. 

Memory Musings
       Joy and Jerry Myers and family lived next store to us during my childhood. They had a hill in their backyard and didn’t seem to mind the neighborhood kids taking full advantage of it during the winter months. It wasn’t what you would call a giant hill but for five to ten year olds it would suffice. Most of us had the old wooden sleds of yesteryear. Today, the kids have the fancy plastic round dishes that fly over almost any terrain. We did have a few trees to avoid but it worked well for us and was practically in my backyard. Mom let us have hot chocolate when we came inside which capped off the afternoon and night. The Rainbow Hills kids always enjoyed every season and winter was just as special as every other one.
A big shout out to all of my Rainbow Hills friends!!!

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