My first pie came out fairly tasty if not the best I have ever had. The filling was great but the apples could have broken down a bit more. All in all a success though.
To top it all off...I made my first loaf of yeast bread in my new bread maker. Well, new to me. Joe picked it up for $6 for me down at the ram's rack thrift store and it works perfectly! Thanks, honey! I made some Italian herb bread for the hubby who couldn't stop licking his chops. Whew! I really wanted to start making my own bread and to have some light ones made from yeast but was dreading kneading and waiting hours for the dough to rise. I know we are trying to be as independent of the consumer cycle as possible, but the bread maker is a really great invention. I won't be buying any of those prepackaged mixes as they are a rip off, but there are plenty of great recipes online for bread makers.