No, it’s BEYOND messy. That’s the secret — it takes 4 days to clean up the kitchen and the house from a gargantuan pie-making session!
Goal: 6 pies.
Start time: 3 p.m.
Hurdles: Kids arriving home from school, making dinner for the family, etc.
I love this photo above because it shows the whole gamut — bowls of ingredients at the ready (pecan halves, chopped pecans, Health bar bits), eggs, half-filled-out entry forms, recipes, some flowers to brighten things up (if I could even see them in the midst of all this), and the all-important glass of wine! Pie baking goes better with wine. :)
It’s always interesting to fit the pies in the car to get them there. And a bit of a an anxious ride on the way. I think I drove as if I had a new baby I was bringing home from the hospital. You remember that?
The result of all this chaos?
5 ribbons! (You can read more about it here.)