Black and Blue Pie

 I was invited to a party last night.  Of course I could not go.  When you get up at 2:30 am each day, your social life is zip. I did send some food though.  The party was a sendoff for two French girl who were heading home after a summer spent here.  I thought I would send them home with their bellies full of American food.  I made a blackberry and blueberry pie with local berries.  Always bake your pies on a cookie sheet, especially berry pies!

 I made them boxes of giant chocolate chip cookies.

 I packed a basket with yesterday's hot pepper relish....

 ...and a jar of my refrigerator pickles.

 Packed up and ready to go.

I baked lots of rolls.

 And I made some maple baked beans with the syrup that The Blog Tech and I got during sugaring off last spring.

 I made cole slaw....

....and potato salad.....
 and a basket full of bags of homemade marshmallows.  I hope it was all enjoyed.  I won't know until later since they were all going to bed at about the time I was getting up.  I'll wait until those fleeting few hours I share being awake with the normal people.

On the plus side, I have one month of "the project" under my belt.  There is a long way to go but at least I have a few small things to show for it. I haven't killed anyone yet either.  In general, a good month.


laurie said…
your gifts of food are always so delicious and you always take such care and time to wrap and display your treasures, you carry the gift through from start to finish in such a complete and beautiful manner, I'm sure they were thrilled, they will be back!
I'm very sure they loved all that food! That pie looks just delicious and now I'm thinking of making one myself but it will be an apple and blueberry pie I think, I have lots of both this year :-)

Have a great day!
Debby said…
Oh that pie looks so yummy. What wonderful homemade gifts. You are so thoughtful and generous.
You get up about the time I fall asleep. What time to you go to bed.
God luck on your project.
Heritage Hall said…
I always wondered by the sheer volume of what you accomplish, when or
if you slept.... now I know. Laurie thinks the girls will be
back....I suspect that after that feast, they may decide not to leave.
Cottage Tails said…
you food gifts always look so amazing I bet they were thrilled and enjoyed the treats.
Barb said…
You certainly made the party much tastier! I would give my right arm for a big piece of that pie!!!
Laura said…
Why do you get up sooo early? You may have said before, I might have missed it. Or it could be none of my business. I'm just curious. Your food always looks so amazing! and I'm sure it is delicious!

ps...hugs to Teddy!
Nice parting gifts! That was very kind of you!

Ugh, why so early? I have a friend who gets up at 3:00 - 3:30 to work out . . .
1st Man said…
How do you do it? I swear you create the most beautiful and delicious things and I just don't know how you handle the time management, LOL! Keep up the wonderful food!
Joy said…
Wow, Joyce, you are always so generous! I'd be super ecstatic to receive those foodie gifts! :)