It’s Valentine’s Day! With saying that, I don’t really get into the holiday as some. No decorations or seven course meals here. Just a little something. I might buy a gift (like this year- which hasn’t gotten here yet!!) but I always try to do something handmade per say. Last year I borrowed a massage table from a dear friend and got a few lessons. Then I set up my office like a massage room and surprised him! This year I decided I’d make an apple pie. Now, may readers may not know me as well as my friends, but this is kind of a big deal. I have never made an apple pie *gasp*. Mainly because I don’t eat apples *double gasp*. I can still hear my childhood friend’s dad saying “You’re un-American if you don’t like apple pie!”. When I told my mom what I was doing she even asked “are you really going to cut and peel the apples by hand? Or are you using filling?”
Well, I did it. All from scratch, might I add. It’s in the oven cooking right now! I made the pie crust this morning. Took a walk to the local grocery, bought some Golden Delicious apples and got to peelin’. Both recipes, the crust and the pie came from the book All About Pies & Tarts published by Joy Of Cooking. I have to say, I thought the whole thing would turn out ok….I mean I don’t even have a rolling pin. But so far, so darn good. I am impressed with myself. I don’t know how it tastes yet, but it sure looks like a masterpiece. I’m hoping that the hubs really enjoys it! And best of all, I’m proud of myself!