Friday is the day Simon and I make a “special treat.” Today I started out by throwing some flour, salt, and sugar in the food processor. Then I added some shortening and Simon turned it on. And then he added the butter and pulsed it a bit. And then I added the water and folded it all together.I rolled it out with our awesome bubble-gum pink silicone-coated rolling pin, during which time Simon completely lost interest. I thought he would love using the cookie cutter on it, but I was wrong. So I did it.
And I thought he would love spooning some blueberry preserves onto the circles, but I was wrong. So I did it. While he slept. Slacker. But it was probably for the best since it got a little messy when I was pressing them with a fork, and it would have been a complete disaster to let Simon help with the milk wash and the sprinkling of sugar.I was almost thinking it was a waste of time to come up with this project for “us” to do when it ended up just being me, but then dinner time rolled around and he took one look at this risotto I made (ack! it’s green!) and said, “I don’t like it.” And then I said, “Well if you don’t eat it, you can’t have any pie bites,” and so he choked it all down. It took him the better part of an hour to do it, but he managed. And I decided the pie bites were worth the risotto.