Lot's of time on my hands lately, so I thought I would go through some old pics. Here are some pics of a winter I spent on the beach. Before, I watched the tree lighting at Pioneer Square and had awesome seats at Arlene Schnitzer to hear Natalie Cole and the Oregon Symphony perform traditional Christmas Songs. What an awesome time it was. I was so glad to be able to hear Natalie Cole one more time before she died. I also got to see here in the 90's when she was touring her Unforgettable album. After the concert I headed to the beach for a wonderful time and my birthday with my dog and a bag of weed. Just kidding...my dog couldn't come. Joking...they both came.
Who doesn't love to make pumpkin pie? This time around I made it in a deep dish pie plate, and I embellished the crust with maple leaves. One trick I learned a long time ago with pie crust is to roll it out on top of plastic wrap, then when it comes time to transfer to the pie dish, I roll it up with the plastic wrap, and then I roll it over the dish. This works every time, and works even better for lattice. I want to be buried with this mixer. Crust rolled out on top of pie dish. Whisked egg yolks make everything stick and shiny. Baked at 450 for 15 minutes, and then 1 hour (because of the dish being so deep) at 350. I covered the crust with parchment paper after the 15 minute baking cycle.