Thursday, November 13, 2008
Pastry Tantrum= Lovely Night
We had friends over for dinner last night- FRIENDS! We have been so solitary the last 2 1/2 months that this seemed like quite an event.
I had a pastry tantrum in the morning trying to make a blueberry pie in a frying pan. I couldn't understand why the pastry was so tan and kept falling apart. Made it twice. Then saw the label: whole wheat flour. Damn. So it was a hippie pie. But our friend's girl friend works in a natural food store in Flagstaff, so it didn't seem so odd after all. However, given the choice, don't use whole wheat flour for pie crust!
We had a very jolly time, and enjoyed fried chicken, mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, corn bread and a corn dish I make with red peppers and onions that's spicey. Plus the pie with a little spoonful of dulce de leche ice cream on top. Good thing I read the label and didn't put out the Frosty Paws instead, since the containers are the same size. Frosty Paws is ice cream for dogs.
After dinner we got out fireworks we bought a couple of years ago. This was truly fun. Sparklers first, then various spinning novelties.
My favorite was this goofy tank, which went backwards and forwards spitting colorful fire and took off a bit of paint on the deck.
There are so many awful products that come from China, but fireworks aren't one of them!