my grandma made amazing pies. she was an all around great cook, really. my baking fetish has never resulted in a pie. in other words: i have never made a pie. i made a goal for this thanksgiving to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. i wanted to use my grandma’s pie crust recipe and to use a real pumpkin.
rolling out the pie crust was an interesting process, a process in which i could use a lot of improvement. baking and then pureeing the pumpkin was also an interesting process. i got the pumpkin from a friend’s garden, the same friend who shot the turkey we will be eating tomorrow! the joys of buying/eating local. tomorrow will be the test of whether or not the pies are lekker…or not so lekker.
and of course HAPPY THANKSGIVING! unfortunately i will not be able to be with family this weekend – i will be working and spending time with montana friends. but, i have much to be thankful for.