On Tuesday I asked my mother in law if she had done all the shopping for Thanksgiving and if not, what could I be responsible for? She asked me to pick up a pumpkin pie. Now, I know she means pick up a pie at the store and that she's not being passive aggressive and infer that she wants me to make her one totally from scratch. But what do I hear? "Katherine, Thanksgiving will fail this year if you don't make a pumpkin pie from total scratch. You MUST SAVE THIS HOLIDAY WITH YOUR PIE." I bought some pie pumpkins for Halloween decoration and thought this pie recipe I found would be a great way to use one. And I was right. However, it's 1:20am and I'm up waiting for my pie to finish cooking. Oh the things I do for familial acceptance.
On one hand the pie will be done and I don't have to worry about it. On the other hand, I'm effing tired. I'm trying to see the silver lining of being up right now. For example, this post will count for a new, fresh day. Also, there was so much extra pie filling that I made pumpkin muffins and a little crustless pie. But. BUT! I'm afraid this pie is going to be not so good because I forgot to put three tablespoons of shortening in the crust or three tablespoons of butter to replace it. It was east to work with and it's pie crust- the filling is what counts, yes? I'm gonna say yes. Does shortening keep? I'd hardly ever use it.
Are there any dishes you're looking forward to on Thursday? I like the pumpkin pie (obvi), green bean casserole, mashed turnips and mashed potatoes. There's very little I won't try or eat but cranberry sauce is something I most certainly will pass up. Just never got into it. Unless my sister made it from scratch using an old school kitchen grinder. Then there was something awesome and special about it. So in the spirit of self discovery I found out that a dish I avoid holds a significant memory for me. How cool.
I will of course blog on Thanksgiving. But I want you to know, that I wish you the most warm, comforting and thankful Thanksgiving yet. Enjoy.