Not that I am being Idle but the last year has brought lots of changes -my husband retired, my parents moved to our town, we now have 8 young grandchildren with 3 of them being babies.
So I have been busy but I haven't done much creating or extra stuff that I like to do and get so much satisfaction from. And when I do have free time, I've relaxed with Social Media and Candy Crush instead of doing things like handwork or recipe book reading,
So yesterday, I decided it was time to get back to my "do stuff" ways.
Our front entryway needs spruced up for fall so I looked on Pinterest for inspiration. I found a simple photo and I am shooting for that look. Here is a peek - a just sewn up Autumn-looking pillow by me
This morning, I got out the food processor and mixed up 12 pie crusts. One will be for supper tonight and the rest are going in the freezer. I used my tried and true recipe and mixed it up 3 times.
My son is probably wondering how did I ever get this many pie crusts in our freezer, Sunday, he helped me dig out a container of pecans when this chest freezer was messy and heavily frosted on the sides. That was quite a chore. So........
Monday, I defrosted and organized that neglected freezer so now there is plenty of room, see?
There is a mess on the counter
Other tips if you want to bulk-make pie crusts to freeze.....
All of my pie pans, except one don't have handles. The plain pans are easier to fit into bags or a
plastic pie or cake keeper.
Don't bother with fancy crimping before freezing. When stacked, it will just get squashed.
Do the crimping after the crust thaws when you are making pie.
We are a family that really enjoys pie. I think these 12 crusts will last for several months and will be so handy to make a great dessert even if I'm busy.
This sign is over the door of one of our pantries.
Hopefully tomorrow, I'll have the front porch area finished and ready to share.