Yesterday I put the plugs into the backends, and glued them in. Today I drilled holes in the side of the shelves and test fitted them. The picture above was the result (I will eventually glue it to be permanent)
The apple pie. America’s favorite dessert or is it? In recent years people were introduced to double stuf’ed Oreo’s (Yes that’s how their spelled) and Liquid nitrogen made ice cream, people still eat the humble apple pie. The apple pie is considered an American thing with phrases like “as American as apple pie”, you wonder is it American. Well the short answer is it ain’t. Let me tell you the history of apple pie.
Well where did apple pie come from? In 1381 there’s an apple pie recipe from England. it calls for various “good” spices and apples, and the cofyn (the for recipe the casing of pastry around the filling). And the Dutch with their own recipe which was basically the same but with their own spices and the pastry on the bottom and the sides like the modern pie. Other countries had their own variation of the apple pie.
But then the people form the countries immigrated here to the “New world” and brought their recipes with them, thus giving us the apple pie. And through the years families have honed and perfected their own version of the apple pie, with their “secret ingredients”. Through the power of marketing, commercials, and songs, they turned the apple pie into the America’s dessert. Fun fact: the phrase “for Mom and apple pie” – supposedly the stock answer of American soldiers in World War II, whenever journalists asked why they were going to war.
So what about now, what is the future of apple pie. Since the media has pushed it as America’s favorite dessert then people would buy their company’s or businesses version of apple pie. With no time to make the desert themselves people who have tried an apple pie usually say they have it bought from a store or bakery. Then again there’s always that friend that has a grandma or mother that can make this dessert. But I’m assuming that most of you don’t have a grandma or mom that can make it. Today in this day and age we buy our apple pies probably from a person who’s family has made them since they’ve moved here, and the recipe has most likely stayed the same. But certain people will pick up a recipe from certain online sources and experiment, change, and substitute ingredients. So what has apple pie turned into? An old classic that will live on for generation that will be little changed.
But do most American still eat apple pie? Well according to Pie Fun Facts – American Pie Council
I reviewed the things we learned this week. Look at the posts in Personal Finance that were posted before to get more info.
Today I drilled holes in the shelves and screwed them together. And I cut out the ends of the bookshelf.
I drilled pilot holes so that the wood screws are flush with the surface of the wood.
Reading on economics
Additional Reading suggestions (again by my teacher)
These books, will take a while to read:
This week I will be making a bookshelf with three shelves. Today I cut out the shelves and support to keep the shelves from warping under weight.
Reading Suggestions (By my teacher)