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I’ve been thinking about doing a “what I made” post each week. Not recipes that I have, but things I’ve made during the week. I’m always finding such amazing things on Pinterest, Food TV, and from my favorite food bloggers. So many times I end up making them and never telling anyone anything about them. So, let’s try this and see how it goes.
This first photo is what you’d suspect: pumpkin pie. I used Ina Garten’s perfect pie crust recipe. I have so many “perfect pie crust” recipes that one day I’m going to make them ALL then then determine a winner! What a great blog post that will be. But for this week, I just went with her recipe. It’s pretty good. Very easy, quite tasty. My only complaint is that it is very fragile. Maybe I didn’t work with it fast enough. You see that dent in crust in the photo? That’s where I couldn’t get the crust to stay put so I just let it cook that way.
For the filling I used Ree Drummond’s pumpkin pie recipe from her Holiday cookbook. I have an old standby recipe, but I didn’t have any evaporated milk — what’s wrong with me? All I had was sweetened condensed milk. So, I started pulling cookbooks out of the cabinet and sure enough, good ‘ol Ree uses sweetened condensed milk in her recipe. Score!
I think this pie was a little overly sweet — not only does if have sweetened condensed milk, but brown sugar as well. Whoa! So, verdict: too sweet, but still good enough to eat!
I remembered a recipe I made on the blog not too long ago: poptarts! So, I rolled out the crust, cut it into small squares (and in some cases rectangles — no ruler necessary on this day) and put some homemade peach jam I had in the pantry. Oh my, these were delicious!
Next I made a batch of whole spelt pumpkin muffins from the cookbook I can’t seem to stop talking about: 100 Days of Real Food. These things get devoured in a few days in my house. The ones you see here are already gone.
So, the eggs? Well, I hard boiled a dozen eggs to have on hand for school lunches, breakfast, and snacks. Normally I make about 6, but have learned that these get devoured within a day. So, I upped it to a cool dozen this time. What a great decision that was.
This picture shows one of my daughter’s school lunches where I used one of the eggs, and added one of the pumpkin muffins. Some fresh cut pineapple and it’s a done deal. The mini pumpkins are spiced marshmallows. Not at all healthy, but I couldn’t resist their cuteness.
So, there you have it — what I made this week. I’ll try to take pics again this week and see what I come up with for next Friday.