Friday, August 31, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

52 Pies in 2012


We rated Pie #36 Coconut Cream Meringue Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.50
Crust - 4.50
Appearance - 4.50
Overall - 4.50

We loved this pie. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Carlena!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New yard cart

Many years ago (at least 15), we purchased a yard cart at Walmart. We LOVED this cart!

We used and abused it. The wheels broke, the handle came apart and after repeated repairs, we were left with this.

As the cart is no longer available, Chuck decided to build a new one. He purchased a couple of used 12-inch bicycles at Pittsburg Recyling for the wheels.

He built the body.

And now we have a new cart!

One fine cart!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

52 Pies in 2012



We rated Pie #35 Carne Adovada Hand Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:
Taste - 4.00
Crust - 4.50
Appearance - 4.25
Overall - 4.25
The hand pies were very good, but a little dry. Next time we'll add sauce/salsa.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Carlena and Chuck

While going through some old photos, I ran across this photo. . .

Couldn't be any cuter!

Friday, August 10, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #34 Snickers Caramel Swirl Chunk Ice Cream Pie on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.50
Crust - 3.50 (used a store-bought crust)
Appearance - 4.25
Overall - 4.08

After celebrating friend Linda's birthday at Cheddar's in Joplin along with Gertrude and Marian, we returned home and enjoyed a slice of ice cream pie!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Kitchen window squirrel

Noticed this squirrel out our kitchen window. . .

Monday, August 6, 2012

52 Pies in 2012

We rated Pie #33 Plum Pie with Sweet Cherries on a scale of 1 - 5:

Taste - 4.35
Crust - 4.00
Appearance - 4.25
Overall - 4.20

On the last several pies, we've been having a little trouble with our crusts breaking apart when we transfer them to the pie plates and will be working on that issue. However, they were flaky and tender after baking. We tried a honey and egg wash on the top crust and thought it tasted good on this pie.

Note from Rita: It was Chuck's turn to pick the pie and when he chose a plum pie, I did a lot of moaning and groaning. Boy, was I ever surprised at how good the pie tasted!