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.
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!
For 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!
Happy Cooking! Boating? Baking? Gardening? Cleaning (!) or just reading a good book beside the pool!