That picture at the top of the blog post is a picture that evokes sweet memories. If you can’t tell from that picture what it is I will give you another hint below.
Who else remembers their mom or grandma making cinnamon sugar pie crust dough with the scraps left over from making a pie? Raise your hand!
I had some really great strawberries and had a hankering for a strawberry pie and with my fabulous new counter tops I was anxious to make a pie and actually have a smooth surface to roll the dough. I made a mini pie so I had some pie crust dough left over and decided to not waste it and made an age old favorite.
Chris came out to the kitchen after I baked it and I have to say he got a bit sentimental remembering his Grandma Kate (who was THE best pie maker) making this for him when he was growing up. It’s funny how the simplest things can take us back to a moment long ago. Seeing that pie crust cooling on the counter top did just that.
My mom had a metal pie tin with a pattern in it and I remember her using that to put the extra crust in, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, baked to perfection for an afternoon snack for the four of us. There wasn’t much to go around but it was a treat. I can still see that vividly in my mind.
I wonder what my boys remember that is similar to these memories of mine? These are the memories that I want to keep alive and that is part of the reason I am writing about this today. These small things shaped my childhood, and Chris’ as well, and I remember a much simpler time with fewer distractions and simple pleasures like cinnamon pie crust fresh out of the oven.
Do you have a similar memory? I would love to read about it so make sure to leave me a comment.