Notes on a weekend: I do not consider myself a pie baker, but this recipe intrigued me and 8 cups of frozen raspberries from our garden that I had done absolutely nothing with glaring at me every time I opened the freezer. So, out came the raspberries to thaw a bit while I put mixed the pie crust ingredients together on Sunday morning. My raspberry modifications: 4 C raspberries – slightly thawed. 3 Tbsp corn starch (next time I will only use 2 Tbsp), 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla paste, the juice and zest of one lemon. I needed to bake it about 8 minutes longer than the recipe called for.
Oh, and that corned beef… omgosh, it was hands down the best corned beef I have ever made – or eaten! If you have always felt sort of ho-hum about corned beef… try Andrew Z’s recipe. It will turn you into a corned beef fan!!
My quilt top is almost done! As is the back of Deschain – so you know that means I simply had to cast on a new project, lol. This will be the shawl I am donating to and Close to You won the great pattern debate. I wound the yarn while I watched the NCAA selection show (there were cheers for Michigan pulling a #2 seed despite losing the Big Ten Tournament to Michigan State) and the winding continued while we watched the Circus. But, cast on was achieved before I finally turned off the lights and headed to bed.
And, with that – the weekend is just a warm memory and the mundanity of Monday awaits me! How about you? How was your weekend?
Looks like it was a wonderful and delicious weekend!
That pie looks wonderful! Did you eat it all or will you freeze some? I bet it would freeze great. Looks like the rest of the weekend was terrific, too.
My weekend was comatose compared to yours ! Did you save some of that raspberry goodness? Somehow I missed that you also made quilts! Rest up this week1
I love Close to You! It will be a beautiful shawl. And your weekend looks like a busy (and tasty!) one.
That pie looks fabulous – good enough to eat. Raspberries from your garden – how fortunate although I am sure you put in time growing, tending, picking, and freezing. The Last Report . . . by Erdrich is one of my favorites of hers. I’ll be anxious to see what you think.
Yum!! so much good food and drink 🙂 I might have to try that corned beef recipe … all I remember from growing up is my mom making it in a pot of water … ugh…. LOVE all the knitting!
golly that pie looks impressive! Yum! My weekend was pretty good Saturday and Sunday doing my thing – I’m hoping to slow time down so I can do more stuff I like, when I crack the secret to doing this I’m sharing the solution.
Great photos one and all!!!!
I’m really digging your quilt color choices. It has a more modern feel that I like. Nice work 🙂