Monday, November 29, 2010

the pie

Adam and I enjoy watching Good Eats with Alton Brown. After seeing this episode, Adam decided he was going to make a pumpkin pie with fresh roasted pumpkin this year. I have never been a big fan of pumpkin pie, but Adam really likes it. Since pie from canned pumpkin is the only kind he has ever tasted, he was excited to see how it would compare.

Fortunately, I had two little pie pumpkins sitting on my counter from our garden this year. (My procrastination to roast them up and make muffins with the kids like I said I would paid off. Ahem.)

So Adam roasted,

and scooped,

and pureed.

The interesting twist with this pie was the crust, made from crushed ginger snaps instead of a rolled pie dough.

The pie was cut and served and tasted


and according to Adam, it is not even "in the same stratosphere" as canned pumpkin-pumpkin pie.


So I guess it is fresh pumpkin pie for our household from now on. And I have a great in-house pastry chef to make it. :)


I made a pecan pie for the first time this year. Yes, tis true-- 32 years old and never made a pecan pie. I am the designated chocolate chip cookie girl when it comes to Thanksgiving, but this year it was fun to make something new. I figured I couldn't go wrong with PW's recipe.

It was awesome! The crust was perfect, and the filling as sickeningly sweet and wonderful as a pecan pie should be.

Joey and Katie helped me make the pie, both crust and filling, and when you make a pecan pie with a three and six-year-old, every bite is that much more enjoyable because of the loving labor involved. :)



grndmom/pop said...

I missed the pecan pie ... but most of all missed sharing the day with MY loved ones. Reading your blog made me feel like I was in the midst of the festivities. Love you all much & I'm glad you have a husband that wants to lend a hand..and also, experiment with the food-goods (or should I say..."good food"!!!!) :) ps: and so thankful for the grandkids that have the artistic craftiness like their 'mom' :) xoxo love, mom

Kali said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while (and really enjoy it!), and thought I'd make myself known. :)

The pumpkin pie looks delicious! I really like the idea of a ginger snap crust!

(I'm from Jackie's home church in WA, and have recently moved with my family to start a church because of our Hwy 20 project. You may or may not remember Bro Majors presenting the ministry in the spring/summer.)

No No Nanette said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kali, and for saying hi. It is nice to know who is out there reading my cyber-chatter :)

And, yes, I remember the Hwy 20 project. Praise the Lord for the work He is doing in that area, and for using you and your family.