My uncle is coming here tomorrow. He loves chocolate pie. My grandma always made it for him when he’d go visit her so making one for him is carrying on the tradition.
I didn’t have my favorite pie pan here yet so I used a metal pie pan that I do have and it seemed to work fine.
Once I had the pie sitting on the table to cool, the thought occurred to me . . what happens when Boots has the run of the house? Yum — meringue! I’ll bet he would enjoy that.
I think I’ll get something like a pie safe – something that’s kinda cute, and put it in the sun room. That way, I can let my bread rise in there, leave cakes, pies, things I’d normally leave on the counter . . I’ll put in there and keep the door closed. There’s a pantry in the laundry room and I can close that door too so I could leave a space open in there for things like that but I do have to remember that no place will be off limits for a cat who likes to get on top of things. If he gets into something . . it will be my fault for leaving it out . . not his fault for doing what cats do.
If I’m trying to make pasta and he seems interested, I can either move that operation to the sun room or I can always put Boots in the sewing room and close the door til I’m done.
We’ll figure it all out. Today I feel like letting him loose in the house. I think he’s ready to do more exploring. But . . the guy is here working on the gutters and he comes in to use the restroom. Tomorrow my uncle will be here so I think I’ll wait til it’s just us here and then let him out but he still has to go back in the sewing room or the sun room Thanksgiving when we have more people here.