Ok, It has its flaws....but I made my first pie's.....from scratch...crust and all.
To anyone who is a seasoned cook (no pun intended) this might not seem like a big deal, but to me it's HUGE I have had this fear of making pie pastry forever! Since Mom wasn't up to doing the pies this year...(we put her on cranberry sauce duty) It was up to me. I started out Wednesday morning by baking 4 loaves of bread, 2 Cranberry orange and 2 Pumpkin raisin. About 3pm I started getting my nerve up to tackle this whole pastry thing. I figured I would do this later in the day so that when Carlie came home from school, she and I could do cinnimon pinwheels from the left over pastry like I used to do with my Mom when I was a kid.
I made an apple pie and a pumpkin pie and guess what? NO PIE DOUGH LEFTOVER!!!
The part I was so looking forward too..... no go. So for next year... 3 batches of pie pastry and damn it Carlie and I are going to be in cinnimon pinwheel heaven. We were robbed!!!
I woke up this morning and started right in...prepping everything and planning. Mom and my Aunt Ann were going to come here for dinner...around 10:30am Mom called and told me that she wasn't up to going anywhere today so we shifted to plan B We were going to her house and brining the whole dinner with us. About 4 O'clock we got there and had a great dinner. Mom was wiped out by the whole thing so we packed it all up and were home and in jammies by 7pm.
I am so figgin tired I don't know how I'm sitting here typing!! It was nice to do the whole dinner myself, it made me feel good to be able to do that for my Mom after all the years she did it for us...kind of like she passed the torch. Now I get to do this for Carlie....how cool is that?
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!...oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!