On a side note- while we were at the grocery store Mara complimented another shopper on her really cool wool coat and hat (which looked felted and had felted applique on it) which she had made. We ended up visiting a bit and she told us about her blog- in it she shares about some of the neat things she makes. I thought you might like to visit there too.
Our baking plans for today were to make butterhorns and a few pies. My Mom was also making pies for tomorrow but you can never have to many pies can you?r
This pies on my list to make were a pecan pie and some peanut butter pies. Ken told me that peanut butter pie is his favorite (I was surprised as I had thought he went for the fruit or berry pies more) and since the rest of us love it too I decided that I should make two. I tried a Honey Pecan Pie recipe this year. It looks good- I am looking forward to tasting it as well. I did also make Pumpkin pie- that is a traditional necessity for Thanksgiving, I think. Mom was making them so I didn't need to but since I had extra crust and some cooked squash handy I made one anyway. We will probably eat it for breakfast later on this week. I still had more crust so I also made an apple braid.
Would you like to try Peanut Butter Pie? Here is the recipe that we really love:
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (except I use less and this year I used mostly honey- it is yummy.)
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Beat everything but the whipped cream together and then fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into a baked crust (I use a regular one but you could also use a graham cracker crust or a chocolate crust). Store in the fridge.
Here are some other photos of our day.....
|Aaron wanted to knead the butterhorns. Megan licked the spoon after being in charge of cracking eggs.|
|Aaron dreamed about and made plans for quilt making|
|Megan laid hers out and even tried it out.|
|Mara made a Thank-ful tree.|
|Jonathan added more details to his new wonderful Popsicle plane.|
|Aaron helped to roll them up (we took some of the dough and made sweet rolls for breakfast).|
|Jonathan buttered their tops.|
I am curious.... Do you always have pie for thanksgiving? What type is traditional for you and your family? Do you make your own or buy them?