Happy birthday, America! We’re running around like crazy people, trying to get ready for family festivities and I’m asking myself for the thousandth time, “Why didn’t I start getting ready days ago??!”
Oh, right. Because our sweet little survivor chick, Rocky, has been having time consuming issues. Did you know chicks can get constipated? I can now add ‘expert administrator of chick enemas’ to my resume. Just what I always wanted. Poor baby…
I know most of my US readers are attending parades, getting ready for picnics, and gearing up for fireworks, but I wanted to pop in here and break the silence… and give y’all something shorter to read!
A few weeks ago, we finally ‘built’ a firepit in our backyard. I say ‘built’ with air quotes, because it was hardly a tough project. We’d wanted one for years and years, but kept thinking it was going to be harder and more expensive than we thought. Now, granted, ours won’t be featured in Good Housekeeping any time soon, but it works, and we love it!
We dug out a circle of grass, put down a bit of weed paper we already had on hand (cutting out a circle in the middle later), and placed our paver stones. They were around $45 total from Home Depot. We used liquid nails type stuff to glue them. We poured pea gravel all around the outside, and called it done! There are… unsightly gaps, but we don’t care.
That night we broke her in with our double pie irons and made mini pies, yummy sandwiches (mine on gluten free bread), and pseudo s’mores. Fun!
The kids slept out on the trampoline and I felt tension leave my body head to toe. Summer is my favorite.
Do you own or have you ever used pie irons? Any favorite recipes? Do share!