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Cherry pie to celebrate Kelly's birthday

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.
Sweet results.
Pie is better than cake. Happy birthday, Daddy!
Opening birthday gifts. These are from Christopher, in case you couldn't guess.
The Sundeck surface got done on Tuesday. Yay!
The makeover of my back steps from the garage to the pool area turned out gorgeous.
Now we need steps built for the wood deck and plaster for the pool and we'll be done. Yippee!

Comments

Lisa said…
Ok that cake looks fabulous! I had no idea you were such a baker! Do you cater? :-)
Lisa said…
And by cake I mean PIE
that pie looks amazing. maybe you could teach me how to make that!! the last couple of years i have actually had pie instead of cake on my b-day as well. very tasty. i bet it tasted as good as it looks.

and your outdoor stuff looks great!! as does your new sink. i love the black look.
Craignlisa said…
Tell Kelly Happy Birthday for me!

I love the progress on your pool. It is looking gorgeous! I know you guys are anxious for that thing to get finished. It is going to be so nice, and the timing just right with summer in full power right now!
The pie looks so pretty and yummy. I always love seeing what you are baking. I got a little behind at looking at blogs and your pool is looking so awesome. How fun!! So you know the Pittmans. They are so fun. You may have helped her find my blog- thanks if you did. Small world.
Láthspell said…
I don't think I've ever seen a more beautiful pie in my life. Kudos to you and your delightful offspring for concocting such a delectably decadent dessert. ^_^
Láthspell said…
Oh, and I always have pie on my birthday. Even since I was a kid, though it usually is pumpkin rather than cherry or what have you.
Tamara said…
Yummy! I once made a lattice top cherry pie IN art class out of clay. It wasn't as pretty and definitely did not taste as good as I am sure yours did! :)

Hope you guys had fun-
Kellie said…
Lattice-top cherry pie... yummy! Why does it taste better when it looks pretty? It makes me thinking of baking pies with my mom. And the pool is still in progress... you are learning patience!
Lonna said…
Your pie looks so great, I am always up for dessert. But yours seem to look almost too good to eat. I love the progress of the pool.

And thanks for showing your new sink.It looks so nice.
Julie said…
That pie looks delicious!!! Although, I think I should taste test it for you just to make sure it's good enough to eat. ;)
Bobbi said…
Beautiful pie and great-looking steps. When you have construction going on, every little bit of progress is so exciting!
Bobbi said…
Oh, and I love the sink, too!
~ Tina said…
I like the dark color of your new sink. = what material is it made from? Looks sort of "solid surface" -ish. ??

And... this is the wrong post, but Happy be-lated to Kelly - he's a lucky man to have found you and you both having chosen each other for life-mates...love is awesome!
~ Tina
Maryanne said…
I am drooling....over the pie and the pool both!!
jennie w. said…
You are an excellent pie maker. very impressive!

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