I attempted to make another attempt at the fried apple pies. I bought canned biscuits to try the shortcut that several people had suggested. Here is the problem. Except for my mom's biscuits, there is no other biscuit I love more than a canned biscuit. Is that sacrilegious for a Southerner. Possibly, but there is just something about the taste. Needless to say, I ate the canned biscuits before I ever attempted to make a fried pie. I feel as though the whole fried pie thing is not going to happen. Last night, my sister ate a fried sweet potato pie from McDonald's. I don't see a thing in the world wrong with that. McDonald's knows what they are doing. She even got a nice safety lecture about eating hot pies from the nice man behind the counter. When she attempted to try the pie another minute later, he yelled at her from across the restaurant, "no, no, no." It was steaming hot, so it was good to have a pie lifeguard so intense about his job.
Here is my advice. Just go to a fall festival and buy one of those fried pies in plastic wrap. I thought the dough looked pretty good to start with, and then I tried to fold it. Some of you more experience apple pie fryers can probably diagnose the issue. I suspect it has something to do with me scanning the recipe and getting the gist of it. I also didn't use a rolling pin of any sort. I was going old school; back before rolling pins. I'm not sure of when the pre-rolling pin era was, as I suspect that it was one of the first cooking utensils invented. I don't own a rolling pin, since I typically purchase anything you might make with one. I did ignore the recipe when it said to use all purpose flour. I never buy that. Martha White invented self-rising flour for a reason and that reason is so I don't have to own all purpose flour. There are many reasons this project failed. My husband is quite disappointed, because he was looking forward to something sweet. He may have to go our for ice cream...and dinner; I'm pooped.
I have a couple of thoughts about fall activities, but I would welcome suggestions. I think that I will try frying apple pies this weekend. I do fear that I will stink up the house when (not if) I burn them. If you are like me, the last fried apple pie you had was at some fall festival. It was probably made at 3:30am by some lady cooking it for the girl scouts booth or something of the sort. It was wrapped in Saran Wrap and was a little soggy. Not that it wasn't good, but it wasn't a fresh fried apple pie. We had hoped to attend the apple festival in Ellijay, GA this October, but we have has other things interfere. Looks like it might be next year for the apple festival. I am also planning on learning to make a campfire. Anyone who was a camp counselor with me will testify that I did not have a lot of success with that, unless I found some lighter fluid. I really don't think I should have been teaching kids about the outdoors. That probably explains why I got "promoted" to arts and crafts.