Category Archives: Pies

Sunday before Thanksgiving…

Here it is… the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I got a great deal on a 24 1/2 pound turkey at Price Chopper for only 39 cents a pound. That’s the holiday bird. And I got another 15 lb at the same time for the freezer. There was a limit of two, so I stopped at Hannaford for one of their 40 cent Marvel turkeys about 13 lbs. While I was there, I got mincemeat, pudding mix, a large peanut butter tub, eggnog, and a bunch of other stuff I needed for the holiday. Now I’m working on a list for the traditionals that we don’t have yet. I love those cheap turkeys, though.

Lisa is in charge of the pies. She makes the best pie crust, a skill I have never succeeded in developing. We’ll have pumpkin, cherry, apple, mincemeat, and blueberry for baked pies. Then some chocolate cream and banana cream. We get both cans of whipped cream, and cool whip. Some like one and some like the other.

I make my grandmother’s butter rolls for just about every holiday meal. A double batch for Thanksgiving. I should make them more often because they are such a hit with everyone, but just having them for the holidays makes them a little more special.

Mama’s Pumpkin Pie

It has been pretty chilly here in Southern Vermont. They had a couple inches of snow just the other day around Wallingford. One good thing is that it’s more of a pleasure to fire up the oven and do some baking. And before we know it, it will start the holiday cooking season.

MMMMM—– Recipe via Meal-Master ™ v8.05

Title: Mama’s Pumpkin Pie
Yield: 1 Servings

1 c Pumpkin; cooked
1 c Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 ts Salt
1 ts Ginger
1 ts Cinnamon
1 pt Milk

Beat eggs well. Add sugar, pumpkin, salt and
spices. Mix until well blended. Add milk and beat
again. Pour into unbaked pie crust and bake in a
hot oven for about 10 minutes. Then reduce the
heat to 325 degrees and bake for 50 minutes more.
You can make this with leftover squash and nobody
will know the difference.