Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ms. American Pie

Today was the annual holiday
pie marathon at Casa Fry.
I made enough for
Thanksgiving and Christmas,
including some for
my son and niece to take
home after Thanksgiving dinner.

And for Heather, Jason,
Nita, and Jim
for taking such good care of Jaz.

Miss Martha, being a good girl,
watching mama work

8 pumpkin, 4 apple, 1 pecan.

Mr. Fry is chomping at the bit,
but they are better if they set
for at least a day,
especially the pumpkin pies.

They are completely from scratch,
including pumpkin
that I cooked myself.

My grandmother taught me
to bake when I was a kid,
including bread and pie dough.

When my son was little,
he couldn't understand
how you got pumpkin pie
from jack-o-lanterns.

So I found an old cookbook
that told how to process fresh pumpkin,
and had a recipe for pumpkin pie

made from fresh pumpkin.
The consistency is a lot different
from canned pumpkin.

I created a monster.
He loves my pumpkin pie.
So does Mr. Fry.
And they know the difference between
store-bought and homemade crust.

Hence the annual pie marathon.

Peelings from 10# of apples
for Pokey and the Kid.

Scorch, gobbling as fast as he can.

Pokey, making a mess, as usual.

I am whupped from
being on my feet all day.

It's Corona time.

from Ms. American Pie.


Anonymous said...

Wow! That's hard work, but what a pleasant outcome for all concerned!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a bunch of work. The pies look lovely

Leah Fry said...

That's what I get for spoiling my family.

Desert Rose said...

I am always soooo amazed at people like you that are so dedicated and do this...WELL! I too have my Turkey day dinner all set...for delivery, NO JOKE!

jane augenstein said...

WOW you were one busy lady!!!
I too love pumpkin pie, years ago I used to cook down the pumpkin and make it all from scratch. Now since we had a ton of sweet potatoes I am making sweet potato pie not pumpkin. Yum!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That's a lot of work. Would you believe I've never made a pie in my entire life? I told my husband and son today that I think my favorite flavor is pumpkin. I'm beginning to really love pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies. They told me I am weird.

AareneX said...

Fabulous. I'm hungry now...!

Unknown said...

Mmmm. You are a generous baker! I can never manage more than two. :)

Esther Garvi said...

Wow! Now I'm hungry!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Mmmmm! I'm dreaming of a Corona and a slice of that apple pie...or maybe pecan pie. Delish!

And I really like your long countertop, too. Reminds me of how my granny would lay out her pies and breads out on her sideboard after a long day of baking.


phaedra96 said...

I made an apple pie this afternoon. Pie crust came from the freezer courtesy of a baking company and apples from bag from the freezer courtesy of a vegetable and fruit sale at my MIL's church. Tasted pretty good. That is as pie as I get!!! My hat is off to those who can make pie crust. Mine is like cardboard and cuts about as easily. I give up.

Jeni said...

Mmmmm Pie! Makes me want to turn the oven on... but then my family would think I've lost what is left of my mind, tell me to take a powder and go to bed LOL!

Once Upon an Equine said...

I'm impressed! That's a lot of pie baking.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

WOW you are one heck of a baker!!! They sound and look delicious!! I am in charge of bringing a pie to my family dinner, but I think I will go store bought LOL!! However I will make gingerbread cookies from scratch!!

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