I was due for an utter failure on the cooking front. I tried to make a lemon meringue pie for the football game on Saturday, but instead I ended up with meringue on top of lemon soup. It was still very good, but not very pie like. I looked over the recipe again, and I can't figure out what I did wrong. Next time, I guess, I'll just have to try a different recipe.
To make matters worse, I also screwed up my attempt at a pie crust. I had to pre-bake the crust for the first time, and so I put a piece of parchment paper in it, and filled it with black beans (since I have no pie weights). I cooked it for 10 minutes, then when I attempted to remove the weights, a huge chunk of the crust came with it. Yeah, that sucked. Luckily, Wild Oats had plenty of pie crusts for me (and frankly they weren't so bad either). I'm not ready to give up completely on pie crust making, but I'm definitely one step closer.