Even though everyone other than my mom decided to leave when they found out I was cooking, the autumn pot pie turned out well.
|Look at that flakey crust. Just look at it.
I had a teeny tiny problem with the #!%@$* pastry crust over the top -- it rolled out in clumps that I pieced together over the top. I have no idea what went wrong. Still, I would have had to cut vents in the crust if it had rolled out smoothly, so it probably wouldn't have looked much different. In any case, it tasted just fine.
I also made a couple loaves of stollen, and mostly deciphered the handwritten notes correctly.
|Not a fruitcake. It still needs to be dusted with powdered sugar.
Someday maybe I'll learn to follow directions and turn into a decent baker.
|No extra butter in the middle of the loaf.
But probably not.