I finally have a few days off in a row and I should probably be cleaning, cooking and blah, blah, blah. I'm not, of course. I've added a few new items to my Etsy Store. Played around with updating my BLOG look and sort of baked a pie.
I say sort of because it was a frozen pie and I just put it in the oven. I don't know if pumpkin pies are popular around the world, but do try it if you ever get the chance.
It's so cold here, hence the big comfy sweater. We're keeping the heat turned back because fuel is so expensive. I'm trying out my new tripod. I bought it on the cheap, at work because it had a broken piece. I emailed the company and sent pictures of the broken piece and they sent me a new piece. I ended paying under $5 for the tripod.
I'm wearing my paisley midi skirt that I found at Community Aid for a couple of dollars.
I still have boxes I'm trying to find homes for. I figure I'm going to be unpacking for at least another year yet.
If you're feeling ambitious, here is my mom's pumpkin pie recipe.
2/3 cup sugar
scant teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin (mashed or pureed)
2 cups warm milk
2 eggs slightly beaten
Combine ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared crust (a store bought crust is fine if you're not a baker). Bake for 10 minutes at 425 degrees F then lower heat to 300 degrees F and bake for about 45 minutes. Center may still be jiggly but a knife inserted should come out clean. This is a custard filling and will firm up as it cools.