|Look at how cute he is!|
|How cute is that?|
Okay now back to our regular stuff.
So Pork Chop had a little play date on Friday night, you know the night when I like to do my baking. And this play date was with the little friend who had preciously informed me that anything other than a baking craft was unacceptable. Yeah, it was going to be one of those nights.
So on the way home I hit the bulk store and grabbed a few tubs and got a little bit of different pie fillings. Then I got some pre made pie crust at the grocery store. And I was all set.
I thought how fun and easy this would be for the boys. It was, but poor Pork Chop was upset at how messy his were, but I told him they were great and that Daddy would love them. When I told Hubby, he was not happy, he didn't want to eat them. So we had to toss them and tell Pork Chop that Daddy ate them all. Seriously; poor kid.
Anyway to do this all you need it the pie filling, pre made crust, a cookie cutter, fork and egg wash.
|I used a heart cutter and let the boys cut out whatever they wanted.|
So I rolled out the crust and helped the boys by cutting them out each 5 hearts. This was just before Valentines if you have not figured that out yet. Then I gave them a few fondant cutters so they could make designs in the crusts. Once they were done I gave them 5 more crusts and let them put in the filling they wanted. I had blueberry, cherry and apple. I did dice the apple filling up because it was full of huge apple chunks.
|See how serious he is.|
|Here he is painting his pies and telling me how horrible they look. Poor guy.|
Pork Chops friend was so neat, and poor Pork Chop was all over the place. Then I helped them put the tops on and we used a fork to seal the edges. Then I let them paint their pies with egg wash, and put the cut out bits back on to decorate and into the oven at 350 until they were done, I think it was about 12 minutes. I forgot to time it.
|These are his friends.|
|These are mine.|
|Bet you cannot guess who made these ones.|
They turned out really great, Pork Chop tried a bite and said it was gross. His friend was happy and I hardly had to do anything. I may have to rethink these play dates. I didn't have kids to be involved with them. Right?
|Sorry, you all just need another picture of Pork Chops work. At least I learned and put down parchment paper, easy enough to clean.|
No? Fine, well at least he still likes doing things with me, I bet I will be complaining about how he doesn't want to be seen with me in a few years. I sort of can't wait, I have so many plans to be "that" Mom. You know the one, the one who wears pink sweat pants and a sweat band to school. Oh and I will sing the current songs really loud in the car, with the window open when I go to pick him up anywhere.
That right there, that is how you justify all the stuff you do for them, because eventually they are going to be too cool for you. And you can come up with ways to prove them right. I think that will be a good time in my life, no play dates, lots of sweat pants and singing.