Sunday, June 13

Out to Dinner and Home for Dessert







We went out to dinner with friends tonight - to Nina's - where I ate a spinach salad with grilled shrimp, bacon bits, dried cranberries and an excellent dressing, along with eggplant saltimbocca - my usual fare there.

I asked mr. k to take my picture, since you haven't seen me with longer hair (but it sure doesn't look very long here.)





I set the table for dessert and coffee before we left, and added a centerpiece of two gardenias and some candles after this photo was taken.























I baked an apple pie and decided to throw in a handful of blackberries. I think there were about twenty in it. It turned the apples a pinkish red and gave the whole pie an added taste and texture. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself!!


I'm not the best pie crust finisher; in fact, I'm mediocre at it, but I thought this one turned out fairly well. For someone who is pretty good with her hands, I can't model clay and I can't crimp pie dough either. But since taste is more important than looks (in all but wedding cakes) I do okay.

(And yes, I do know that wedding cakes ought to taste good too - but appearance is most important!)






A close-up of the pie. Don't you want to dive in through that hole? I sure do!!

25 comments:

srp said...

That pie looks sooooo great.. and here I am trying to be so good and stay away from such things.

I have been so sore the last couple of days. I had mulch delivered and... of course... I have almost twice as much as I needed. I have the back beds mulched and plan to bag up the rest to use later... if it will ever get cool enough to do so. My knees have really told me what they think of this project.

Travelin'Oma said...

Your pie is gorgeous! What a lovely evening.

Grannymar said...

I like the new hairdo, it adds a extra softness to your face.

The pie looks great and I am sure tasted yummy! My mother taught me to finish off the edge of a tart/pie with the prongs of a fork. Working all the way round the plate the extra pressure helps seal the edge as well as add finish to the look.

Angie said...

You look gorgeous, the table is beautiful and the pie is mouth watering!

bobbie said...

A very nice picture of you - and of the pie! It looks scrumptious!

amarkonmywall said...

Pie is gorgeous, you are gorgeous- bring both up here right now!

Linda said...

Very nice. Sounds like a wonderful evening.

NellJean said...

You look Marvelous. I'm letting my hair grow. It is a mess in all this humidity.

Mama always crimped her pie crust with a fork. It makes a nice neat edge. I always admired hand-crimped that stand up pretty. I can do it, but not that well. You are right. Taste matters most.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

You did better than I would have! :-)

Pagan Sphinx said...

Yum. The pie looks fantastic. Everything is so pretty, including you. Love that jacket!

Bob-kat said...

I love apple and blackberry pie and yours looks delicious!

Your hair looks lovely : )

Buzzardbilly said...

Mmmm, yes, I want to dive into the pie. BTW, you look great in that picture!

Beverly said...

It all looks great!

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, that pie is making my mouth water. And the table looks lovely!

You look fabulous...! I love, love, love your jacket.

Mildred Garfield said...

I'm so glad Mr Kenja took a photo of you - you look great and I love that outfit. What a lovely looking lady and the pie is not bad either.

All in all sounds like a very nice evening - dinner and then back to your house for a homemade dessert.

Yum

Pat said...

Lovely photo. Next time ask him to avoid the picture behind your head.
the pie looks perfect. You must have cool hands - the sign of a good pastry maker. Do you have it with cream, custard or au naturel?

Steve said...

that pie looks lovely :) im glad you had such a nice evening and like somebody else said you did better than i would of :) the only pie making skills i have is from what i can remember from some cooking program i watched ages agoooo..

sage said...

That pie looks great and I love your table setting for dessert--I don't often use china but should!

Olga said...

Oh, wicked to tempt us with that gorgeous pie.

JeanMac said...

You're more beautiful as the days pass - nice picture. I can taste and smell your pie!

JunieRose2005 said...

That pie looks great to me. I know it had to be very yummy.

Your hair looks lovely too!


Junie

Star said...

You look great Judy ! I am also crust challenged. I have come to rely on store bought ones more and more. Like you, the finished product always tasted way better than it looked.

Joy Des Jardins said...

You look absolutely wonderful Judy...I love your hair; it's very soft around your face. Lovely.

Your table looks great...and that pie looks scrumptious....apple and blackberry...yummy. What a nice evening. ~Joy

Mar said...

Lovely picture of you!! and your pie looks wonderful!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You look BEAUIFUL, Jddy...And so does your table and your Pie...And I bet it tasted Wonderful, too...!