Hello all! It was my birthday yesterday (and there was much celebrating. Hoorah!) So this is going to be a brief post for that reason, and because my knee is (once again) acting like a fussy little child. And let’s face it: when your knee or feet hurt, you don’t feel like doing nothing’. Am I right? 🙂 So I once again apologize for these low-quality pictures. It’s reaaaally hard to take pictures on crutches. 🙂
Actually, being on crutches for a sprained knee gets you thinking about a lot of things that you do every day that you take for granted. Putting on shoes? We do it every single day, but now when I’m able to put a shoe on with no pain it’s like a birthday present in itself. Haha. Also…getting up and down off the toilet…let’s just leave it at that, shall we? 😉
The other night I was watching the Olympics. Michael Phelps was swimming his heart out and the women’s gymnastic team was doing things I didn’t realize the human body was capable of. And there I was, happy that I could lift my left leg just a fraction to rest it on a pillow. I felt downright Olympian! I give her a 16.9 for form! She hardly cringed at all!
I’m starting to feel better now, though. Actually, when I get rid of the crutches I might feel a little naked without them…or not.
So here’s a recipe nobody should be without: a good ol’ pie crust. And since it’s from King Arthur Flour, you know it’s going to be awesome. Their recipes always turn out for me. How about you all?
What I really like about this recipe is making the crust in an electric mixer. Has anyone else done that before? I find that my crusts come out a lot more even this way. Not as much guess work, maybe. And they always stay together so nice and neat, and that’s always the struggle with pie crust, isn’t it?
Happy trails! Have a great weekend!
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp shortening
- 5 tbsp unsalted butter
- 3-5 tbsp ice water
- Whisk the flour and salt together in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Add in the shortening with your fingers until evenly crumbly.
- Place the paddle attachment onto the mixing bowl and mix in the butter. It should be uneven with bigger and smaller dots of butter.
- Add in 2 tbsp of water and mix. The dough should barely hold together and might look dry.
- Pour the mixture onto parchment paper and spray with a spray bottle of water on any of the dry bits. Incorporate the dough until it becomes a cohesive mass.
- Wrap in plastic wrap and flatten with a rolling pin. Keep in the fridge until needed.