Monday, September 14, 2009

TWD: Flaky Apple Turnovers

I just fired my husband, and these flaky apple turnovers are to blame.

See, his job to is bring mindfulness and moderation to my dessert consumption. Without his gentle reminders, I am prone to eating enormous quantities of desserts all at once and then loudly whining about how much I regret it for the rest of the day. We both quickly grew tired of this vicious cycle, so he now has the responsibility to be the voice of reason to counteract my insane sweet tooth.


A few minutes ago I wandered out into the living room, complaining that I wasn't sure what to write about these turnovers. Sure, they tasted great, were easy to make, and had a fantastic flaky crust, but I just wasn't inspired. I didn't have an angle. Our talk eventually turned from blogging to a game he was playing, and I sneakily, casually, got up and started picking at the lone remaining turnover. It looked lonely! It needed a friend! Pretty soon I'd demolished the crisp corners and moved onto the center, bursting with sweet apple filling. I gave him a few token bites, but let's be honest--this baby was mine, start to finish. And did he stop me? Did he even suggest that a turnover was not an appropriate pre-bed snack? No! FIRED.

We both think it was worth it, though. He got a few bites of apple turnover, and I got a blog post. Aside from the awkwardness of firing my own husband, it's a win-win situation.

21 comments:

  1. I just found you! and I'm so happy about it! Cute blog!

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  2. That's not fair... I'm sure with such beautiful turnover, you must have the pillsbury gene! lol

    They're amazingly good looking Liz!

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  3. If it's flaky and has fruit, it doesn't count. Simply ignore the butter and, um, sour cream. At least it wasn't staring at you when you woke up.

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  4. Yum they look so good. Sorry you had to fire your hubby =)

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  5. My husband knows better than to get between me and my desserts!

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  6. They look great and I love the frosting stripes. I fire my husband all the time. They're really hard to get rid of. :) I'm with Clivia, this is a breakfast food which means it is healthy and therefore you can eat as many as you want with no guilt. You should re-hire the husband you'll need him when we do a non-breakfast food.

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  7. what a good idea with the drizzle. I wonder whY didn't think of that... they look great.

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  8. This was hysterical. We just turn a blind eye to the other's unseemly consumption. Yours look especially flaky, and I mean that in the best possible way.

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  9. I could see how firing your husband could get a little awkward :) Maybe when the economy picks up you can rehire? Until then, your turnovers look delicious!

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  10. Well, if he's not doing his job, you're left with no choice. But you know you wanted to be an insubordinate.

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  11. Love it!
    Loved these. Too much. I've never officially "hired" my husband, and maybe I should, because he certainly doesn't stop me when he should!
    Your turnovers look picture perfectly flaky!

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  12. Maybe if you paid hubby in desserts then you wouldn't have to fire him? Yummy looking turnovers - so flaky.

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  13. I wish I had someone to keep me in line with desserts! I guess skipping this week's TWD was one way to impose limits. Your turnovers look great

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  14. Your turnovers look great! No verbal warning or disciplinary action? Straight to firing? You're a tough boss. :P

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  15. Your flaky apple turnovers look scrumptious! I love the first photo where I can see the filling - the pastry dough looks wonderfully flaky! And the icing, yipes! =)

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  16. Your turnovers look delicious -- especially the icing stripes. Mine disappeared way too quickly.

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  17. When you're stuck for something to write about, it can help to go back and do more research. In our case, that means we get to eat more! :-)

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  18. Totally fired. I'd fire him again if I were you. Those look amazing! Thanks for baking with me!

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  19. Your look soo perfectly flaky :) Great job!!!

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  20. Blame Dorie. She is such a corrupter. I couldn't have resisted your apple turnovers, either!

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  21. Anonymous4:27 PM

    ok maybe a dumb question but do you post recipes?

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