Drew is 31 as of yesterday. We spent the day doing things he likes & enjoying a laid-back day. I have a tendency to go overboard but this year I decided to try his request for a simple celebration–I think he really did have fun, I know I did.
First we had a breakfast of Guilford Mill Yellow Grits, eggs & blueberry chicken sausages & then he opened his gift (a little silly, but he’s wanted them for years. It’s a ‘status’ symbol that he got as a joke.)
Then, we visited Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in search of something that might work for a worm bin bathtub, or any other useful items for the property. We scored some adorable vintage books & purchased a little Step 2 play set for the girls (mainly Leviah) entertainment at the property. The tree swing is just a bit much for a 1.5 year old.
Then home for some napping while I whipped up this, per Drew’s request:
& back out to the ‘homestead’ to meet the well guy & discuss placement options. A quick run through the dairy for some ice cream & back home for another nap.
Drew & I went out alone, thanks to my sister, to a restaurant we’ve wanted to try for some time. A fancy but out of this world meal at Printworks Bistro. Someday we’ll getaway at the hotel for a weekend…
Then home for some pie (recipe to follow), which I could barely eat after finishing my meal & partaking in some beignets! It was an indulgent day.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (rough measurement estimates b/c that’s how I roll, & not my Aunt Ethel’s recipe exactly, I couldn’t find it, but thanks to my sweet cousin it WILL be used next time. This pie did turn out quite well, however–so the eaters say):
Pie Crust for one 9″ double crusted pie. This is the recipe I always use.
1 pint strawberries sliced
2 cups rhubarb sliced
2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
3tbsp quick cooking tapioca
1 tsp lemon juice
Mix all the above ingredients together::Place in pie crust & dab with 1-2tbsp butter::Cover with top crust (don’t forget slits!):: bake*::slice & serve!
*Bake at 400degrees for about 30 minutes, until it looks a little brown around the edges & filling is bubbling, cool & eat. Brushing the top crust with egg & sprinkling with sugar would have added a little pizazz, but I skipped this step…