Oh, for the love of pie

So the other day, I mentioned I spent a good three hours making mini pies. (They’re actually round little apple hand pies!) And if you count the number of hours I spent researching pie recipes, shopping for ingredients, thinking about the best way to approach this little kitchen project … well, let’s just say that’s a whole lot of hours spent on a little dessert.

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And that got me to thinking … I must really like this person if I’m going through all this trouble.

Yep. I was making a practice batch of mini pies for someone. I find it kind of funny the lengths you’d go to show someone you care. At least, that’s how I feel. As I was peeling and chopping the apples, rolling out the dough, cutting precise circles, and guessing on the baking time, I just simply laughed to myself thinking, “Seriously, Kathy. You’ve been hit hard.”

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, I MADE A FULL BATCH OF MINI PIES JUST TO TEST THEM. This wasn’t even the final product. It was a test. run.

But you know what? It feels awfully nice to go through the trouble for just that little chance that maybe it’ll win some hearts.

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It has been about ten years since I last truly felt this way (again, 2003 seems to be a reoccurring thing lately), and frankly, I’ve missed feeling this way. The years in between, I simply haven’t had the time to feel it, nor the proper person to feel it for. And now, all of a sudden, there it is … like it was simply just a circumstance of time. (Really, isn’t everything just a circumstance of time?)

oh, if I could just tell the whole damn story here… Maybe eventually. At least parts of it.

Bits and pieces
1. I definitely have not mastered the apple pie yet. I made one from scratch over last year’s thanksgiving break. It was good, but far from where I’d like my apple pie standards to be. It’s gonna take some practice, but I am determined to get it right!
2. I am, however, pretty stellar at making pumpkin pies. I can’t wait to make my next one (which will happen very soon).
3. Simply because of this pie-venture, I bought a microplane grater/zester (to grate nutmegs, fresh). Seriously, I am going to great lengths to win some hearts. Seriously, I must be smitten.

(p.s. as far as I know, the person I am alluding to does not know about this blog. … and if he does, then … oh, hello! Secret’s out. Cat’s out of the bag. … but to be honest, I think I’ve been obvious. … errrr, or maybe I haven’t? …)

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