She's one of those people who choose fruit pies over cake any old day of the week. And so even though pie baking is far more labor-intensive and straight-up messier that whipping up a homemade cake, I always deliver to her exactly what she wants, pastry hassles and messy kitchen be damned.
But this year was different because, for the first time, I rolled out her birthday pie crust on my new kitchen counters.
The sleek slab of cool marble makes an ideal pastry work surface. Toss on a handful of flour, roll out the dough and the crust practically leaps into the pie plate of its own accord.
And the new under mount sink makes clean-up a breeze. Just grab the dishcloth and shove the whole gnarly mess into the sink with the garbage disposal. Rinse and...no, you don't even have to repeat. One solid wipe and the mess is history
I must confess, I didn't see any of this coming. I chose my counter tops strictly based on appearances. I'm not ashamed to admit that I can be totally superficial like that.
So it has been a grand and glorious surprise to discover how practical and functional my counter top choice turns out to be.
No matter what kind of counters I have, I will always bake birthday pies for my baby.
But now, with my magic marble counters, I expect to enjoy the process a whole lot more.
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