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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

For the crust:
2 cups flour (not packed)
1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable oil)
1/4 cup milk

Mix flour and oil together with a fork, then add milk and mix. Dough should hold its shape.  Roll half out between two sheets of wax paper, this forms the bottom crust. Carefully remove the top sheet of wax paper (can use a butter knife to coax it). Put your pie tin on top of the crust then slip your hand under the bottom sheet of wax paper and turn the whole thing over. Now you can coax the wax paper off the top and the crust should be in the tin.

For the filling:
2 cups strawberries cut into bite sized pieces
2 cups rhubarb cut into bite sized pieces
2 cups sugar

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss/mix together, then pour into the prepared crust.  Add 3-4 rounded tablespoons sprinkled on top, to absorb some of the juice as it bakes.

Follow the directions above to roll out the second crust. This time, though, take of the top later of wax paper, then carefully flip/place the crust over the pie. Remove the last bit of wax paper, then press the edges of the crusts together.

Cut slits for vents, then bake at 350°F for about an hour.

Soup-y pie is still pie…

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Semi-Home-Made Pizza Night

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Start with one “SINGLE SIZE” pizza and then add fresh toppings like green pepper, mushroom, onion, jalepeño, tomato, bacon etc.  Bake according to directions and enjoy a custom treat for the perfect serving size!

Note: Also can be done with salads…

So yes.  Tonight was make-your-own pizza night.  The roommates invited a mutual friend over to hang out and play games and so Mike picked these individual pizza’s up at the grocery store, 5 for $5.  DEAL!  The sticker says 4 for $5, which is still a good deal, but when he saw that they were discounted even more, he couldn’t resist.  He used the money that he saved on fresh ingredients to dress up the pizza like bell peppers, mushroom etc.   For dinner, we each topped the pizza with a selection of fresh ingredients and baked them up for about 12 minutes each and then enjoyed a helluva good ‘zza. It was fun to have all five of us get hands-on to make our own pizza’s and to see what your friends like on their pizza.  Jeff and Mike went for the bacon and jalepeños, Mike and Kaitlyn went for the Cayenne Pepper and Ranch Dressing for dipping, Gloria and I kept things pretty tame with just the fresh veggies.  I also paired mine with a salad to try to meet my veggie quota for the day. You should definitely try this for your next get together.  It was a lot of fun.

Earlier this afternoon, Jeff and I went apartment hunting.  We have a few things to figure out before April, but it basically boils down to windows and temperature control.  Option A has single-pane windows, wall-mounted A/C and baseboard heaters.  Option B has double-pane windows and central heating and air conditioning.  This is the biggest difference between the two places..otherwise they are similar in location, square footage and rent.  Option A has laundry in-unit, Option B has laundry facilities on all floors.  Option A has more storage than Option B.  Option A is closer to work and has easy access to walking paths and has an impressive fitness center.  Option B is closer to mom’s house and across the street from a truffle shop.

So far we’re leaning towards Option A.  Given the options, what would you choose?  Is central air worth giving up easy access to exercise?