If you are familiar with this blog at all, you know I didn't make it through yesterday - National Pi Day - without making a pie.
We actually still had Marjorie Priceman's How to Make a Cherry Pie and see the U.S.A. in from the library, after checking it out, too late, for National Cherry Pie Day (coinciding with Washington's Birthday), last month.
The book, which you can find reviewed on many blogs, including here, at Superheroes and Princesses, and here, at Adventure's in Mommydom, involves a little girl, traveling the United States to find the "ingredients" for her pie making tools. So, it's off to Washington for wood for a rolling pin, and to New Mexico for clay for a mixing bowl, and so on, with quite a few random state facts thrown in just for fun.
Naturally, there is also a recipe for cherry pie included in the book. Ticia over at Adventure's in Mommydom, did not have much luck with the pie dough recipe, so I almost skipped it, but decided at the last second to give it a try, taking one bit of advice from Ticia, and making it without the children's "help". I'm not sure if that's what did it, or not, but I thought the dough turned out really well, if a touch salty for my taste, and pie dough is not one of my favorite things to make.
Unfortunately, still adjusting to the time change, I started the project kind of late, and so had to send the children to bed, with a story, and the smell of a baking pie in the air. But, the Man of the House, who has a slightly later bedtime than the children, tried a piece, and gave it his approval. So, I'm sure the children will enjoy it today.
And, I can't even say, I'm totally hating the time change, despite the fact that it's throwing off my entire week. Because, not only did I get pie for breakfast, but the newly set clock, had me up in time to enjoy the pie, and a very strong cup of coffee, with the sunrise. And, that would have been a shame to miss.
It's great to be a homeschooler.