Monday, July 23, 2007

Picture, picture, picture, no picture.

I was up around 6:30 this morning, as usual. Around seven, as I was preparing (still in my pajamas) to get the first load on the clothesline, I noticed both cats staring UP, out the patio door. Odd. Intrigued, I glaced out to see what they were looking at and there, maybe 80 feet off the ground, was a hot air balloon! I could hear not only the burner, but the people talking when the burner was off. Who'd have guessed I needed to check for eyes in the sky when I did the laundry.

By the time I found the camera, then the camera battery, the peepers were disappearing behind the trees, so I threw on a robe, and got those tee shirts hung out.

What else? Well, it's Monday, so that means PIE! Tonight's offering, Lemon Meringue. It's Alton Brown's recipe, here, and it needs to either cook a little longer, or have a little more starch added. It's soupy. Tasty, oh boy! But soupy. Takes a nice picture, though, huh?

Next? I've been working on Bevin Blocks - I'm up to 42 I think. Here's 36 of them - I'm liking this more and more. In other needlework news, I've got the binding done on Crazy, and have cast on another little Christmas scarf. No pictures of those, another day perhaps.

And finally, Monday also means a concert in the park. Cute Boyfriend got smart and brought an instrument - Little Drummer sat in with the band for the last three numbers. You'll have to take it on faith, though. His dumb mother forgot the camera.

8 comments:

Pigley said...

Laundry, quilting, baking pies, and going into town. You are my favorite frontier woman!

I took today off because studying all day Saturday and Sunday wasn't enough for me, I studied all day today too! Yay for business law! URF.

QuiltingFitzy said...

You'll be ok until sweet boy wants to be a drummer in a rock-n-roll band, lol.

Hope you had fun tonight.

Deb Geyer said...

The pie looks yummy!

And I love the quilt blocks! The colors are great.

Rian said...

I think all you need to do to that pie is serve it a bowl with a spoon. Works for me.

Jane Ann said...

I knew before I read the recipe your gorgeous pie had cornstarch in it. Once a filling with cornstarch in it "sets," it get UPset if it's stirred or moved around. I wonder if it got a little jiggled when it went into the oven or came out. I made this recent discovery when trying to find out why the old lemon filling I used to put between my coconut cake layers held so firm, until recent years when I changed recipes. The newer one had cornstarch and it was so thin I had to hold the cake together with toothpicks. I kept adding more cornstarch, which only made the problem worse. I cooked it, chilled it till firm, then stirred it around while frosting the cake layers--the stirring was the problem. Tastes divine anyway, but I've thrown out the cornstarch and gone back to a true lemon curd recipe. Yum.

Dorothy said...

Oh, I looove lemon curd. And scones. Too hot for that right now, though, but soon.

Next week's requested pie is Chocolate Cream. And maybe raspberry the week after.

Teresa said...

We absolutely need a photo of CB playing with the band!

katelnorth said...

I love these blocks - fabulous. Looking forward to seeing the next pie...