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As American as apple pie

Vegetable shortening looks like whipped cream, only it's kept at room temperature. When I went shopping for it yesterday, along with a pastry cutter/blender, I didn't know where in the supermarket to find it. It wasn't with the butter and margerine, so I had to ask. (aerinah - Wallmart might have had it after all - it was with the cooking oils.)

Now my first batch of pie crust dough is sitting in the refridgerator, bonding, relaxing, or whatever it is that crust dough needs to do before it can be made into a pie. Tonight I'll be able to use up part of my apple-picking spoils and have apple pie!

In other news, my ballot for the November US elections arrived, I have an exciting dinner invitation, and the second of the three books I ordered from Indigo has arrived. I'm not sure why three books I ordered on the same day were all shipped out on the same day... and yet are arriving in three different packages. Why is this economic for them?

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owlfish
Sep. 29th, 2004 10:21 am (UTC)
I'll let you know how it turns out! My favorite part of preparing was reading the background information from the Joy of Cooking - which told me that NA countryside housewifes, back a hundred years or more, would regularly bake a dozen or so pies a week, since it was a usual form of breakfast, not just snacks and dessert! I think pie makes an excellent breakfast.

I vote in Iowa, my home state. As usual, it'll be a swing state.
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(Anonymous)
Sep. 29th, 2004 03:05 pm (UTC)
absentee ballots
Shana-

Interesting article in the NY Times today about problems with overseas voters getting their ballots on time.

Hurdles Remain for American Voters Who Live Overseas
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/29/politics/campaign/29military.html?th

Glad to know you got yours at any rate. Hope it gets counted!

Love,
Maria
owlfish
Sep. 30th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
Re: absentee ballots
I'll make sure to send it back very soon so at least it'll get there in plenty of time.

Someone I know in England got hers several days ago, so they're arriving all over the world - hopefully mostly successfully - as we write.
aquitaineq
Oct. 1st, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
mmmm....apple pie :) too bad i couldn't find my rolling pin before i left home but i saw a cheap one the other day i could buy *sigh* i wasn't able to get sick of apples before i left home. i'm not going to bother buying a pastry blender thingy though you can just use two butter knives.
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