Two pies and a party -- 10/14/12

Weekends zoom in and then they zoom out... This is despite the fact that I took Thursday and Friday off... the weekends still zoom in and zoom out... (Actually, most days seem to do that... I get up in the morning and the next thing I know, the day is over...)

Jill did a bit of baking Friday afternoon. She produced the pumpkin pie shown above...

And also the apple pie shown below... (yes, despite the jackolantern design on the crust, that one is an apple pie and not a pumpkin pie)....

They were both delicious.

Nancy and I didn't do much Friday night. We didn't eat until late. I made a butternut squash soup for dinner and didn't get started until late because of some pie baking going on in the kitchen (and the baking was delayed due to a flour shortage that was resolved by me making a quick supermarket run). Nancy and I were planning on watching this weeks' episode of Parenthood, but we got side-tracked by a biography of Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind author -- for you younger folk) on the Boston PBS station and never got around to Parenthood.

The reason we've been watching WGBH recently (usually during a typical week we just watch a couple of shows on HBO plus Castle and Parenthood via Cox Cable's on-demand service) is because a friend, Margarita Martinez, has a delightful show on WGBH called Neighborhood Kitchens where each week she visits an ethnic restaurant in the Boston area. I don't know if any PBS stations outside of Boston have picked it up, but if you do live in the Boston area, catch her show... Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 6:30 pm on WGBH channel 2 and Fridays at 7:30 pm on WGBH channel 44. (Hey Bev, mention it to Jeri, she might enjoy it.)

Saturday night Jill and I went up to Providence to a party hosted by a fellow They're Using Tools! team member for the 48 Hour Film Project. (He was the guitar-playing skateboard rider in 2010 and the gun-slinger in 2012.)

I spent much of the night drinking beer (Jill was my designated driver) and talking with people in his backyard, keeping warm by the fire pit. It was rather cold, but the fire kept us warm enough. Good conversations, always an interesting mix of people at Dan's parties. A good time.

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