Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Celebrations, Connections, Family, Food, Recipes, Thanksgiving | Posted on 23-11-2011
Tags: chocolate fudge, family, Grandmother, homemade, Oreo, pecan pie, pie snob, pies, pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving, tradition
Two pies down, two to go. As in: I have baked two pies so far and have two more to bake. I didn’t EAT two pies already. Silly. That’s for tomorrow!
Pies are so easy to buy. And they are cheap too.
I am no pie snob. I will eat any pie put in front of me.
What compels me to make these suckers from scratch? My Grandmother. She was a good baker and she passed those skills along to me. So, on this Thanksgiving Eve, I am baking pies from scratch because I am thankful that I had my Grandmother in my life for so many years and I carry her love inside of me.
And this is why I cut the cold butter into the flour and add ice cold water to make pie crusts. And this is why I fold the corn syrup with the butter and the pecans to make pecan pie. And this is why I search out new recipes for homemade chocolate fudge pie with Oreo crust. Because I want to.
Because even though I can easily buy pies–and I was a little tempted this year–I NEED to make these myself. And fill the kitchen with wonderful smells. And serve my family and guests a little bit of lovin’ from my Grandmother.