(Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures. Photography was obviously not first priority, eating was.)
Friday Joy and I started by making pies. That is the most important part, right? I had planned on doing a pecan pie and a chocolate chip pie. But with the first mention of pie, Joy burst out exclamations about how much she loved the apple pie with cinnamon she once had. Well, with that the plan changed. First an apple pie. Then a derby pie to combine my desire for pecans and chocolate. I don’t think we have any future in opening a bakery based on the looks of things. But if we were scored solely on taste, I think we could make it big time. I’ve never had much luck with pastry dough but trying a new recipe from a friend changed that. At the dinner table there was a lively debate going on between the derby pie eaters and the apple pie eaters. The people who chose apple pie first were adamant that it was the best. The derby pie team was convinced theirs was the best. Of course each side opted to try the other pie and I don’t think we ever came to any conclusion on the winner. In my opinion the derby pie took the prize because let’s be honest, pecans and chocolate are a show-stopping combination.
A couple months back I found sweet potatoes at the grocery. There are ‘sweet potatoes’ here but they are different, purple on the outside and off white on the inside. The ones I found were brown on the outside and orange on the inside, just like I wanted. I peeled, cooked and pureed them and sealed them in the freezer for sweet potato casserole. French fried onions don’t exist here so I made my own for green bean casserole using this recipe. Thankfully I had some Stove Top stuffing waiting in the cub bard, to me it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it. I also made mashed potatoes and yeast rolls.
A true American food