Happy Sunday everyone!
Do you know what I’m doing right now? I’m sitting in my apartment on the couch with a big grin on my face, patting myself on the back. Why?
BECAUSE I BAKED THIS WEEKEND (and didn’t burn down my apartment).
And if you know me IRL, you know that this is an epic occasion.
I went through a minor nesting phase last weekend and got the baking bug and it would not go away until I made a pie, successfully, in my kitchen…with my own hands. And my choice was simple: apple pie. It’s my favorite kind of pie (since pumpkin is definitely out).
When I made my baking announcement, friends quizzed me to ensure that I meant I would physically prepare this myself and not buy it from the store pre-prepared. They know me too well, but I was not messing around.
So Saturday I went to the store and encountered a milestone: I bought a pie tin, flour and sugar. Another sign of true adulthood.
So here’s the end result, it makes me tear up because it’s so pretty:
And then because I was on such a role with the pie, I made red velvet cookies too (courtesy of RC) and those turned out awesome too:
Now because I’m a perfectionist, I already seen a few things I would change on the pie from a presentation standpoint, but I’m not going to let that take away from my accomplishments because I’m giving myself an A for effort!
Yeah I feel like pretty hot sh*t right now. And my book club and co-workers are going to love me because I cannot keep this stuff in my house (more on that tomorrow).
How was everyone else’s weekend? Has anyone else been bitten by the baking bug?
Feedback on Thursday’s post: I want to say a big thank you to everyone who commented on Thursday’s post about change. I was really blown away by the personal stories people shared and advice you all shared. Everyone made a lot of good points and I’m really glad I’m not the only one at this kind of crossroads. You guys are so awesome!