Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Pie

Since we’re going to be out of town next weekend, Steve and Claire decided to celebrate my birthday this weekend. 

My family celebrates with pie.  It needs no other name.  Merely the mention of pie in my family makes everyone salivate.  Pie is quite complicated to make.  The crust alone frustrates many who attempt it.  However, my darling husband, out of his love for me, has worked to perfect it.  Every year on my birthday, Steve makes pie.  This year Claire helped.

Getting ready to make pie002

Sifting the dry ingredients for the crust006

Mixing the crust008

Pricking the crust016

Adding the ingredients for the filling024

Setting the timer014

Filling the crust026

Topping the pie029

The chef always has the right to sample034

And the best part – chocolate crust on top!041


Claire’s finished pie043

It was totally de-lish!!  Thank you, Steve and Claire for making me pie for my birthday!  I loved it!  And I love both of you with all of my heart!!!  What a wonderful birthday present!

1 comment:

MiMi and PopPop said...

Too CUTE!!! Looks like the family has another "Mildred" in the making. Wish MiMi and PopPop were there for the tasting. Happy Birthday.

Love, Mom and Dad