Saturday, August 22, 2015

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.