Now that I am back in the states, I am in full fledge Christmas-prep mode! I started cooking a lot again (now that I can stomach most smells) and even baked a mixed berry pie today. I included a lot of photos in this post because there was so much to talk about!
To start, I was craving pie. I really wanted a blueberry pie (or maybe A and B really wanted blueberry pie) but the blueberries weren't on sale at the market. They were each $4 and I needed about 3 containers. I couldn't even think about spending $12 on blueberries alone, and was happy when I remembered I had some frozen mixed berries in the freezer. I typically use them for smoothies. Anyway, they did the trick. I used this simple blueberry pie recipe online.
Here a few pics of me baking in action...it doesn't happen too often. I started out with my pre-made pie crusts to save time, tossed in my berries and then covered them with the sugar, flour, lemon zest and cinnamon. It was so easy!
Oh, I almost forgot! Here are a few current holiday photos of the Phelan residence. Jim set up the lights while I wrote out the Christmas cards. We also bought a few pointsettias and a wreath which I decorated myself. :) Happily preppin for the holidays!
Happy travelin', cookin' and eatin' everyone! Love this time of year!!