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Sunday, August 17, 2008

[Hannah]: Best pic of the week

We spent a whole week without internet when we moved. This, of course, was a national tragedy, particularly as there was no poachable wireless nearby. Well, worse - there were a *couple* of wireless networks that didn't even give us one bar, but they sometimes worked. Sometimes. We quickly developed routines, like the superstitious pigeons, trying to figure out what would get us a strong enough whiff of these weak wireless signals to check our email. Here is the CA out in the front yard at about 11 PM, leaning his laptop against a metal pole that he believed improved his signal.

Later in the week we discovered that a particular wall in our house seemed to be taking the signal in, and if we leaned our laptops up against the wall, we'd get a little signal. We are lame.


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3 cups flour
1 cup margarine/butter/schmaltz
4 Tablespoons sugar
Juice of one lemon
2 egg yolks
4 Tablespoons water

Combine like any pie crust. Divide and roll out one half to fit the bottom of a 2-1/2 quart oven-tempered bowl.


3 pounds cooking apples
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup raisons (optional)
2 Tablespoons flour

Peel, core, and slice apples. Dust with sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle with lemon juice. Wash raisins and roll in flour. Add everything to pastry-lined bowl. Roll out remaining pastry and top pie. Trim edges and flute. Prick top of dough with a fork for air vents. Watch not to burn crust (can put alum. foil around outer crust and take off last half hour. Bake at 350 for about 1-1/2 hours.


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