I want to be the kind of mom that makes pies. I've never made a pie in my life (unless mud pies count?), so I know this is quite the optimistic endeavor, but there you have it. I want to make pies. I'm aware that I'm probably romanticizing the idea of being a woman who carefully and lovingly places each slice of fruit inside the perfectly flattened homemade pie crust and expertly creates a basket weave crust around the ... pie pan? Is that a thing? Clearly I'm on the path to success here.
Somehow I've convinced myself that if I can make a habit of making pies, I'll be one step closer to being the kind of homemaker I want to be. Teenage Kristen would be so embarrassed at almost 29 year old Kristen because being a stay at home mom/wife/homemaker is just so archaic. But things change! I want to make pies! (How many times will I say 'pie' in this post?)
Homemaking is not something that I ever aspired to do or be, but now I'm growing up and realizing the value in having a home that is cared for. As Zach is the full time bread winner in our family, the bulk of the housework falls on me. I resented it at first and I still have my days where I want to scream "I am more than this!", but I'm learning to embrace the Suzy Homemaker life. I'm actually finding joy in making where we live a place that my family wants to come home to.
So all that to say, I want to make pies. Pies of all kinds! Apple, cranberry, rhubarb, chicken pot! Because pies make a house feel like home. Because I want to see the look on Zach's face when he comes home from a long day of work and sees a warm apple pie on the kitchen counter. Because I want to bake with my kids and get flour all over the place and I will laugh joyfully and the mess won't bother me a bit because women who make pies don't mind a little flour on the floor.
So that's what I'm going to do. I'm jumping head first and fully embracing my homemaker role and it starts with pies. But don't worry, this isn't me telling you that this is now going to be a baking blog. No way would I ever subject you to that. I burn biscuits on the regular, so don't trust my baking advice. Ever. Or maybe wait a year from now when I've baked a few (ok last time, I promise) pies!
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