Sunday, August 15, 2010

What moms do...

This morning I found this little note from my son Jason on the kitchen counter. The boys had taken off early for a day of fishing at Lake Cachuma. We haven't had a "real" oven since last Spring when our re-modeling began. So I made this apple pie in a smaller tin and cooked it in the toaster oven. It is supposed to cool for 3-4 hours so I hope it is ready when the boys come home later today. I used the recipe in Joy of Cooking so I think it will be tasty.
 I mostly prefer to make apple crisp if I am in an "apple" mood because I like the crunchy sweet topping of a crisp. I think my favorite pie to make would have to be pumpkin and hopefully I will have my oven back this fall so I can bake some!


 
 I haven't hooked any cats for quite a while and I drew this guy months ago so I got a start on his face last night, hooking until 1a.m.  I think I need to do a little tweaking now that I see it in the morning light, but it's fun to get back to some cats for a change of pace.

 
 And another pumpkin in time for fall sales...

 
 And another bird to cut out and stuff...a bit smaller than my other birds....

 
And here we have Henry taking his nap after a day of chasing a chipmunk around the living room yesterday. Sometimes I  wish the cats weren't such good hunters! Justin finally rescued the poor chipmunk who spent half the day under a bookcase, a time in the bathtub, under the dining room table and under the Laz-e-boy!

6 comments:

Cynthia Eloise said...

you sound like you had a nice relaxing day with the kids away. pie looks yummy.

Yael said...

I love your hooked and felted animals Mary! The kitty is sweet and a wish I had a piece of your pie right now with my coffee!!!
Wishing you a nice week!!

Dot said...

Love your hooked kitty and Henry is is extremely handsome and photogenic as usual!

Lisa said...

If you love apple crisp, next time make your pie with a crumb topping instead of a crust. Best of both worlds!
Love the pictures of your work and of Henry, who reminds me of my old marmalade cat, Lili.

Angela said...

A chipmunk chased by Henry into the house! Oh no, poor little creature!
I'm glad Justin was around to rescue it, He deserves the beautiful pie even if he needs to share with his big borther.

dulcy said...

Yum! There's apples at the neighborhood farm stand I must pick up and make a crisp with! Love your hooked creatures, Mary. Especially the birds. Hope you put some in your etsy store!

Dulcy