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Today I Made A Pie, Caramel Pecan Pie

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Today I made a pie.  Now ordinarily this isn’t blog-worthy news.  However, today it is.  You see, for the better part of the last 6 weeks I have traveled or been otherwise preoccupied and have spent very little time in the kitchen.

To the person who looks at the kitchen as a necessary evil, 6 weeks without cooking or baking may sound like the best vacation ever!  But for me I have missed time in the kitchen.  Time planning a menu and executing that meal. Time listening to the wrrrrh of my mixer or maybe it is the fragrance of fresh baked bread that has me longing for some kitchen-time.

Our travels took us to California, Colorado, Nebraska and back to Tennessee.  A wedding, a graduation and a family reunion sprinkled with some precious time with friends.  In a small-town cafe in Crawford, Nebraska I saw the sign for homemade pecan pie.  I was so tempted … but then I came to my senses.  I don’t mean to be a pie snob.  But sadly, I am.  Through the years I have learned there are pies and then there are my homemade pies.  Most of the time I try a restaurant pie I am sorely disappointed.

Paulsen Family Reunion June 2014
Paulsen Family Reunion
June 2014

So here I am.  My first afternoon since coming home that I actually have time to clean my house.  Just in case you are wondering I did dust the end of May.  Yikes!  Is it really the end of June?  Okay, so I need to dust.  I mopped and vacuumed the floor and cleaned the bathrooms.  I did laundry.  But that is not the same as a good ‘ol house cleaning.

But alas it was my kitchen that beckoned me.  The pecans are sitting on the shelf in my refrigerator.  I know I will find corn syrup and sugar in the raw in my pantry.  Caramel Pecan Pie. Yep, that is what is baking in my oven now.

As I sit and type this blog post I realize I am doing everything possible to keep from dusting — even writing an over-due blog post! Since guilt is starting to take a pretty good hold on me I will sign off and actually do some house cleaning before dinner.

I pray your summer is going well.  That you are getting to spend some time doing what delights you the most and I wish you a happy Friday and blessed weekend!

pinterestFor Pinterest lovers, here are this weeks tops recipes on Pinterest brought to us by Ziplist!  I don’t have one on the list but my Southern Living Banana Pudding is getting lots of play!
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Happy Cooking! Boating? Baking? Gardening? Cleaning (!) or just reading a good book beside the pool!

Come Lord Jesus

Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, May this food by thee be blest, May our souls by thee be fed, Ever on the living Bread. Amen. – See more at: http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/dinner-prayers.html#sthash.x0KHvIxq.dpuf
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, May this food by thee be blest, May our souls by thee be fed, Ever on the living Bread. Amen. – See more at: http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/dinner-prayers.html#sthash.x0KHvIxq.dpuf
Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, May this food by thee be blest, May our souls by thee be fed, Ever on the living Bread. Amen. – See more at: http://www.prayers-for-special-help.com/dinner-prayers.html#sthash.x0KHvIxq.dpuf

Blessings, Catherine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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