Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well Rachel finally guilted me into posting....It's New Year's Eve with less than an hour to go until 2010.

When one talks New Years, the conversation quickly turns to resolutions. Well, I haven't quite come up with my resolution yet. Oh wait, I got! Write more on the blog! Yes, that's it.

So far, it has been a quiet night at home for me with most friends out of town or working. I've spent most of the evening in my new Snuggie and sipping on some champagne. Yum. I hate drinking alone but hey it's New Years so who cares, right?

Part of my reason for my lack of inspiration to post here is that on September 1st, 2009, I fell down some stairs at a restaurant and broke my foot in 7 places. Yes, you heard that right: SEVEN! I've since been unable to walk on my left foot. As you can imagine, that makes cooking quite the impossible task. I do try to cook occasionally because if I don't, my dad certainly won't but it just takes so much out of me to do tasks that were once so easy and taken for granted. Luckily, I have surgery next week and my screws come out...meaning I should be rejoining the walking and standing world soon. So until then, my cooking will continue to take place in my dreams!

Cheers! Happy New Year!! Here's to a FABULOUS 2010. Gosh, it has to be better than 2009 right?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Apple Pie

I know that it's been a long time since I (or Ashley, uh hum) posted. Way back in July, I made an apple pie with Margaret. This was my first apple pie since I made my very first apple pie when I was 10 years old in England on my aunt's farm--so in other words, my only-second apple pie.

Of course, I do not have the recipe on hand, so I will have to get Margaret to post it. But I do want to say that it was delicious, especially with vanilla bean ice cream. A homemade pie just beats out anything store bought. And having it warm from the oven makes it so much more satisfying than a cold slice you get in a cafe. The dough was homemade too, although Margaret had made a batch beforehand, froze it, and then thawed it for this particular pie. (A nice idea.)

Anyway, enjoy the photo. Recipe to come soon!