Hey, hey! I hope you’re all having a good morning so far. Today’s blog did NOT turn out as I had originally planned. I wanted to write a blog on how to make a lattice pie top (I’ve done it a million time before) but this was my first time making homemade pie crust. Needless to say, it did not turn out as planned.
So, I made the pie crust and I followed the directions to the T. I was so excited to write a post about a lattice top and I had the vision all set in my head. Everything was going according to plan when I started to lay the first three strips of dough out.
Then, when I started to weave a piece horizontally across the pie (like I’ve done a many time before), the dough starting ripping and dropping into the delicious apple pie beneath it. I was getting frustrated to put it lightly. As I continued to weave the strips of dough across my pie, the dough started sinking into the apple pie syrup and also started ripping and tearing apart. Clearly, I did something wrong.
At first, I stepped away from the kitchen and sat on the couch because I was extremely frustrated. I have done this MANY times and this time was turning into a tasty disaster. After I relaxed for a little bit, I went back to my pie and finished what I started. I put the rest of the strips across the pie making a lattice pattern and used the rest of the dough to make a designed boarder across the edge. It turned out better than I was making myself believe.
Alright, so there are a few lessons behind this now funny situation and I’m actually incredibly happy this happened.
Pie Crust Lessons
• THINGS DON’T ALWAYS GO ACCORDING TO PLAN – that’s called life.
• Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I may think the pie is a disaster, and someone else may think it’s a masterpiece – don’t sell yourself short.
• Learn from your mistakes and use them to improve and grow. I’ve made a number of notes about what to do next time and how to avoid a messy disaster.
• Don’t be so hard on yourself when things don’t go as you wanted them to – that’s with ANYTHING (not just pie crust).
• Try again and again and again until you’re satisfied – and have fun along the way.
• Find the positive in all situations and make the most of it.
• Make the most out of all situations.
• Always be proud of yourself.
I honestly couldn’t be happier that this pie fiasco happened the way it did. It reminded me of some important life lessons and that’s always a positive takeaway. Who would have thought pie crust would do that? And you know what? When I pulled my pie out of the oven, I smiled and surprised myself. I love how my pie turned out – imperfections and all.
Have a great day, everyone! Don’t forget, if things don’t go the way you wanted them to, embrace it and find the good in all situations.