Today was pie baking day. I was going to make the crusts yesterday till I realized I didn't have Butter Crisco. I called Mom to see if it mattered if I used regular and she didn't know, so since these are for something special, I decided not to risk it! :)
So after church last night we stopped and picked some up.
My Mom gave me her recipe and taught me how to make pie crusts when we were in PA in August. The first time I tried them by myself at home, they turned out really nice, so I was a little worried that it was beginners luck! :P
Blend 2 c. butter Crisco with 6 c. of Pie and Pastry flour (I bought this bulk in PA).
Blend till the Crisco is pea sized.
Then add 1 1/4- 1 1/2 c. water. (I used about 1 1/4 c.)
And this small ball .......
........made 6 pie crusts! :) AND they all turned out fine! :)
I made 3 wet bottom shoofly pies for the GEMS auction on Saturday.
And one pumpkin pie for fellowship meal on Sunday.
And I still have 2 crusts in the freezer for later!
I also made Banana Bars that will be cut up and sold individually.
We leave first thing tomorrow morning to help unload the truckload of furniture that is coming from OH and IN and get everything set up and ready. :) Then Saturday is the sale! Pray with us that sufficient funds are raised to keep supporting the chaplains that are volunteering in the prisons! This is an important fundraiser for GEMS!!