Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

As American as . . . Apple Pie

Woke up early this morning and baked two apple pies. One was for the Lake Charles July 4th celebration apple pie contest. Good thing I baked two because the crust of the first one broke apart when I pulled it out of the oven. I do need to work on my presentation. I'm told my pies taste good, but honestly, I don't think they look too pretty. When I dropped off the pie at Old City Hall for judging, my pie was number 10, and the pies already there were quite beautiful and creative.

While at Old City Hall, the boys and I checked out a fantastic watercolor exhibit by local artist Sue Zimmerman. If you enjoy watercolors, go see it! The show runs through Aug. 1st.

Then to OT/PT where Eric played Scrabble with Mika (every 25 points earned required a certain number of wall push ups) and wowed Kim with his soccer skills. For Eric's post-PT snack, we went to the relatively new Dairy Barn on Ryan, known for their burgers. Eric ordered his with mustard, pickles, onions, and lettuce, and he said it was the best burger he'd ever eaten. AND he ordered a chocolate milkshake. Guess we'll be going there again.

This evening we attended our friend Rodney's birthday party barbecue. That's where the second pie went. I didn't win the pie contest. Maybe next year. But hopefully Rodney will enjoy his birthday pie.


Rocky Hennigan said...

Oh snap! Was that pie for Dad? Well if he asks where any of it went, just let him know I said it was delicious!

Anonymous said...

When it comes to pies, or anything else in life, my grandmother always said, "pretty is as pretty does". And Grandma was known for her pies. Since i have tasted your pies, i think you should have won. But having been in LA i do know they have a lot of good cooks there also.
... m

Anonymous said...

The pie has me drooling. I am looking forward to tasting your pie one of these days. Do we need to plan a bbq and let you bring dessert. Last year, didn't your crust win a prize? I'm with Eric, Dairy Barn has good burgers. What did Andrew like? The man who owns the Dairy Barn is a brother to the man who owns Brothers in Westlake. I'd better sign off, it's making me hungry.


leafmonster said...

Getting to eat the pie is the best prize. My youngest daughter chose to have apple pie for her birthday confection. Better than cake.