Saturday, December 27, 2008

Post-Holiday Knitting

The holiday knitting is done. I can't quite post pictures of it yet because it hasn't been sent out yet (yes, I was late again this year), but soon. I have already switched to post-holiday knitting and will be posting pictures soon.

There has been a lot of cooking and baking too. We had one of Mr. Batty's friends from work over for dinner, and I made Tortellini Indulgence, AKA Tortellini Rustica with a pound of smoked mozzarella in it, and pumpkin pie. It was very tasty, but something went wrong with the crust. The directions said to cover with two sheets of aluminum foil and bake until golden. When I lifted the foil, I noticed to my utmost horror that the butter was bubbling, and the crust was... boiling! Now, this was supposed to be pumpkin pie, not latkes (which I have made successfully), so clearly, there was something wrong. Maybe I shouldn't have folded the edges of the foil under quite so tightly.
Anyway, after I removed the foil, the crust fried. The pie itself was very good, but the crust was on the crispy side. I'm usually a pretty good cook, but there is something about pie crust that gets me every time. I guess it's my Achilles' heel.

We had a good time, ate a lot, and it was a very nice, very quiet time. I got a flannel nightgown, and the robe is still on its way... I love flannel. It's warm and cozy and comfortable. Mmmmm, flannel.

9 comments:

Paige said...

Oooh, I'd love a tutorial on latkes! They seem so daunting but I loooove them!

fleegle said...

Wish we could make latkes. Ours fall apart, no matter how much we squish the shredded potatoes and no matter what type of potato we use. Please--a tutorial would be great!

fleegle said...

Whoops, forgot to add Hapy New Year! And my stashlet is gone, as you will see in the next post. Sigh. Where didHarry got lock-picking tools?

weezalana said...

Mmmmmmm! I'm all for anything with a pounnd of smoked mozzarella in it!

adrienne said...

The tortellini sounds awesome! Pie crust gets me every time (but once! Once it was perfect and amazing, and I will never manage it again...)

Bonnie said...

I'm no good at pie crusts, either. Glad your pie tasted good despite the crust troubles!

Soo said...

Belated Merry Christmas and early New Year wishes.

I love your Pomatomus socks. I started a pair ages ago and didn't get along with the pattern. But seeing yours has inspired me to give the pattern another go.

Bezzie said...

pie crust is my white whale too!

Linnea said...

Wow, the tortellini sounds incredible. As for pie crusts I (shhh) buy the pre-made frozen kind. Once upon a time I made The Perfect Apple Pie complete with lattice crust, and to this day I have no idea how I managed. Heck, maybe it was a dream.

Happy New Year! Hope you get lots of cozy flannel time with Mr. Batty and the kittens.