A true sign of fall around my house is that I want to bake. I like to bake the most in the fall.
Yesterday I made 7 pies. Yum. Fall just lends itself to baking. The produce and the cooler temps allowing for an open window to make spending an afternoon in the kitchen pleasant.
My church is known for their pies. We specifically serve only pies for dessert at our fund raising dinners and hold a pie sale in the summer. This year we didn't have a summer sale so are holding it this weekend. I ended up with 7 pies based on my crust recipe. I got a bonus 6 inch pumpkin pie using the crust leavings and left over pumpkin filling. Since the foil tins are a little shallow I had a bit of pumpkin left. That will be for the family this weekend. I wish those 2 at the end were for us...an apple and a peach/blueberry. Maybe I'll make more just for the house. We'll see. It's only a few short weeks until our fall fund raising dinner when I will be obligated to make more.
On an entirely different note and because my annoyance has continued for 3 days.....is anyone else sick and tired of the way department stores try to entice you to give personal information and to spend more money at the check out? Seriously. It is maddening. I went to a small local department store (owned by the Stage Stores Co) Monday. At check out I chose to use my debit card. No, not the store card....I had to answer. Then she tried to tell me how easy it was to open a store account. I said I had one...she said she could look it up. No, thanks. Do I want to donate to the local humane society, do I want a 'free' trial of 3 magazines (which, by the way, leads to a charge on your account without you knowing to extend all 3 subscriptions I learned from a friend), what is my phone number (I'd already had it removed from my account info because they were so over the top with phone calls) and lastly, my email so they could email me my receipt. I need a shirt that says.....Just ring me up! I recently went to an upscale store at the mall and when I declined to open a rewards type account the salesclerk got very huffy and practically threw my purchases into a bag...no tissue to protect them. See how fast I return to
Anywho.....back to our regularly scheduled stitching/sewing related posts.
I need to photograph a couple very cool projects then I will share.