Day 180 (Saturday, July 31)
Today I learned that no matter how hard I try, no matter how closely I follow the recipe, I will never be able to make a raisin cream pie like Trenton's Grandma. I spent a good part of the morning hovering over a hot stove and rather complicated recipe for Trenton's birthday, and the result was kind of pathetic. Trenton, and my siblings, devoured it happily...it didn't taste bad, but the crust was a weird consistency and my meringue deflated over the course of the day.
Okay-so cream pies are not my forte. I'll just have to redeem myself with a dense, gooey, lick-the-beaters-chocolate cake tomorrow. Now chocolate is one thing I have never failed at.