First, check out our new kitchen sink, faucet and garbage disposal that Kelly and his dad installed recently. I taught my kids how to make a lattice top pie yesterday. Here's Lindsey demonstrating the weave while I take pictures. You cut the strips of dough, then place several on top of the pie going the same direction. You then start in the middle to place one strip at a time, lifting back each piece that it crosses to alternate. These are such fun pies to make and they look artistic. As you can see, the piece that Lindsey is putting on, she will start in the center, then fold back half of the strip to lift the other piece over it and repeat that process.
We used a pastry wheel to cut the pie dough with a zigzag edge. If you don't have one, a pizza cutter will work just as well. After you finish creating the lattice design, you pinch the edges together and form a pretty crust, then sprinkle the top with sugar, then bake it. Christopher feels like he just finished art class.
Pie is better than cake. Happy birthday, Daddy!
Opening birthday gifts. These are from Christopher, in case you couldn't guess.