Thursday, December 26, 2013

Crisco Joy


Sometimes it's the little things that make me smile -- the patches of light on the mountains as the clouds play peek-a-boo with the sun . . .
 
The unexpected pattern that appeared on the spoon as I scooped out some Crisco to make a pie crust . . . 

Sprinkling the pie crust scraps with cinnamon sugar and baking them for a treat -- just as my grandmother used to do for me. . . 

The mincemeat pie was nice too. 
 
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10 comments:

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Yum, I would love some of those little bites of pie crust. My favorite part of the pie is the crust.

Happy Boxing Day.
Sam

NCmountainwoman said...

My grandmother did exactly the same thing for me. I stopped making pie crust when Pillsbury got their refrigerated dough just right.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Oh yes sir ree sir rah...Crisco for pie crusts. I also made biscuits with it very successfully. Yummy those left over scraps of crust, but my mom would roll them up jelly roll style. then slice em.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

My mother used to make those cinnamon dough scraps for me when I was young -- delicious -- barbara

Brian Miller said...

mmmm i need to try that with the extra pie crust....i just finished eating some of the cristmas cookies...yum...

Anonymous said...

We called it "cinnamon pie."
Deana the queena

Darla said...

Sweet, simple post…lovely. And brought back memories, too! Whenever us kids were visiting grandma, she always made us a batch of pie-crust cinnamon rolls in addition to the actual pies.

Jim Egerton said...

Love your mountain photographs, with the sun hitting them. Reminds me of the Radio Station in Hendersonville. Call Letters: WHKP "WHERE THE HEAVENS KISS THE PEAKS" I was only six or seven in 1946 or 1947 when my father and others started the station. I contribute the call letters to my father but am not real sure of that. Your photos and books bring back so many childhood memories

Mamabug said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Vicki. I wish you lots of love, joy and happiness in the coming new year! Just love homemade pies! We're finishing off a yummy buttermilk pie right now.

Thérèse said...

Wonderful details of what wonderful moments look like.