Monday, September 1, 2008

Weekend fun

Saturday, after Rob left we had nothing to do, except sit around and feel sorry for ourselves. Instead, I got up, took Emma to get her hair cut in a long layer bob with side swept bangs (very cute), then loaded all the kids up and went to the Ribbon Outlet in Hagerstown Maryland. I had heard of it a few times before and had always wanted to go, but didn't want to make the drive- a little on the far-ish side. I printed directions and called them to make sure they were open beforehand and then headed out. It is amazing! So much ribbon, such good prices and so little time! Look at this stash. I got bags of ribbon- grocery type plastic bags filled with ribbon for $0.35 and some for $0.99- that was the blue polka dot and the red polka dot grosgrain. Amazing! I stuffed a whole bag full of the little package bows with the sticky tape on them for $0.10. I am totally addicted. Good thing for me, it is way too far away to go that often!

Today, for Labor day, we made lots of people labor for us. We went to two different parties where we ate hamburgers. First we went to our end of season pool party. The pool took a little getting used to, but then it was fun. Then we went to one of our friends birthday parties. He turned 3, today. Happy Birthday, Ethan! Afterwards, I took the kids home and then hurried to buy a little food and something fun for each of the kids to find in their lunch boxes tomorrow- The first day of school- yea! No matter how hard I tried the kids just didn't get to bed on time and I didn't buy all the right stuff. I even took the papers with me of their school supplies needed and still missed a few folders for Emma. Oh, well, she will just have to be a little late in bringing them in. And the kids will just have to rely on adrenaline to get them through the day! Good thing they are young.
During all the hectic time of last week, I bought a bushel of peaches. I know, not the smartest thing ever. I did get most of them eaten or frozen (no time to can or make jam! I'm a little smarter than that). But I had about 25 peaches that were just going bad, so I made this wonderful peach pie on Sunday. Poor Rob missed it. The recipe actually called it a peach cobbler, but you used pastry dough to make it. I used my No-fail Pie Crust recipe, which I really must share. I got it from an older lady in our ward when we were very first married. She shared it in Homemaking one night. I have used it and used it, because it is so good! I keep loosing it, though,so I thought I would have it somewhere else- like on the web.
No-Fail Pie crust
2 1/2 cups flour plus extra for rolling
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup very cold butter
1/2 cup very cold water
Mix flour, sugar and salt together then add teh butter in little chopped up pieces. The best way to do this is with your hands! Add the water last, just until you have moist crumbs. Ball the dough up- don't knead. Divide in half and wrap the halves in plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes before you work with the dough. You should have enough for a double pie crust pie. Then you can make yummy peach pie, too!


Anonymous said...

what fun. We will have to go to the ribbon factory in Maryland when we visit as we have to come into Ft Andrews anyway. I will try the recipe for crust as every recipe I have ever made for pie crust has failed maybe this one will actually work then I can say I cook as well as my daughter. Mom