Thanks for taking my mercy call from the supermarket yesterday Grandma, I know you've told me before that cooking apples are Granny Smiths, but I kep forgetting - besides it's nice to call you and ask you for your baking secrets.
So, the apple pie you gave me the recipe for turned out delicious, thanks!
It was my first proper go at a pie pastry and it worked out really well. I even sprinkled the sugar on top too. I did deviate a little bit, I added a vanilla pod to the apples just after I added the sugar - it was yummy.
I baked some bread too, the lazy way.
That is I got my shiney new mixer to do the kneading, yippee. Only the mixer's not quite so new any more as I happily left the mixer to the kneading job while I applied myself to other more useful activies only to be greeted two minutes later by an almighty thud as my mixer went crashing to the ground. Mr SadieandLance was freaking out, I on the other hand calmly walked back to the kitchen, set the mixer straight, this time staying to supervise the kneading. End result, a small hairline crack in the mixer base and delicious homemade bread.
I'll call you soon Grandma, Love you.