Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pie for Fall

With Fall here and temps getting cooler, you are going to want to make this. Trust me.

I won a pie bake-off in my office with this deliciousness, and I can't wait to make it again. Full disclosure, I used a store-bought pie crust. My time is very valuable to me. :)



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2_ and one month

I can't believe I've been twenty-whatever for an entire month now. {Maybe if I don't say it out loud, I'll forget how old I am?} It feels like just yesterday I was celebrating in Nebraska.


This picture is me at my happiest. I've just eaten some of my favorite foods and desserts at the lake {thanks to my mom and grandmas} with people I love, and I'm getting one more ski in before the sun sets.


Mmm, Grandma's baked beans, Mom's potato salad, fresh watermelon and sweet corn, grilled burgers and zucchini . . Why does summer have to be over?

Growing up, there was always an August Birthdays celebration one Sunday of the month where four cousins' birthdays were celebrated, two or three cakes were made, and we all spent the day on the lake. For as long as I can remember, Grandma made angel food cake with a delicious butter and sugar frosting for that party - so that's exactly what I asked her to make this year.


I had to have a chocolate cake, too, of course. And Mom's hot fudge. And apparently wear a shirt that said LAKE PARTY - wow, that is some big font.


Dad is the best boat driver in the world, by the way. And he kicks up some amazing spray when he skis. So jealous. :)


On my actual birthday, some friends and family joined me at the Mexican restaurant I've grown up loving. Fortunately my tastes have matured and grown from scrambled eggs and tortillas to beef enchiladas, flour chips and cheesy bean dip. I've always liked the fried ice cream, though.


And I'm sure some of you might be wondering if there were any cupcakes. Thanks to my friend Sarah, there were! It was so sweet of her to bring me four delicious flavors when I spent time with her, our other friends, and their kids that day. The cupcakes were a big hit, and all the little girls were excited to tell me which ones were their favorites.


It was a great 29th birthday, and I wouldn't have wanted to spend it any other way.