Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I worry constantly about my boys. And between school and my work and sharing custody there doesn't always seem to be a good time to really talk to them. I'll ask how their day was and usually I just get 'ok.'
*photo from scrapetv.com
Yes, I voted for Obama.
I don't talk about politics. Not at home, not with friends really, I try to avoid posting political stuff on my Facebook page... I just hate how divided our country is, especially now. I don't care to change anyone's mind. I have my opinions but I would rather express them through voting than arguing and I prefer to find things I have in common with people.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
photos by www.notderbypie.com
Ok so I worked for a while today on this tart. There was no picture of it in the book and once I started putting it together I started to completely stress out.
That is not quite what mine looked like. When I completed my dough it seemed a bit damp but again, I wasn't sure what it was supposed to feel like. I got a little frustrated as I rolled it out because it seemed thin and was tearing easily.
After rolling it out way too many times I finally just went for it (at C's urging--I was ready to just give up) and immediately filling started oozing out. Completely demoralized, I threw it it the fridge to chill and pre-heated the oven.
After 20 minutes I checked on the tart and it was super oozy everywhere. I panicked and managed to throw the whole oozy, crumbly mess into a pie plate and cram it back in the oven. (this was before I found this helpful blog entry, sadly)
Anyway, it's through cooking and after a quick taste I think that although it's ugly as sin it will be still yummy with ice cream. I have a ways to go with this fruit dessert thing. It's a good thing it's Springtime so I can get lots of practice in!
As I lay next to C in bed I am contemplating what I am going to bake once I get up and stroll into the kitchen. I've had butter softening on the counter overnight and I'm pretty sure it is about to become part of a tart crust.