Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Like thousands of other folks I will be hitting the road the holiday to visit with my husband's family. My stepson arrived back last night from his deployment to the Middle East. With him safe and sound we have a lot to be Thankful for (and thanks to the Virginia State Patrolman who pulled him and his brother over, warned them to drive slower, and didn't give them a ticket...they still got home a few minutes before midnight as they were trying to!) I miss not being the chef in charge of the feast but I will just have to adjust. I am still making a couple of pies but will be in my Father-in-laws kitchen. He doesn't think anyone can bake like he can so it could be tricky....

This year I thought I would share my favorite Pumpkin Pie recipe. I was given to me
by my hairdresser in Stone Mountain Georgia almost 20 years ago. It is a light textured for a pumpkin pie and I have even made it without the crust as a sort of pudding...still really good.
Applesauce Pumpkin Pie
1 cup canned or cooked and strained pumpkin
1 cup of canned applesauce
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 cup milk

9-inch unbaked pie shell

Combine pumpkin, applesauce, sugar salt and spices. In a separate bowl beat the eggs then add to the applesauce mixture. Scald milk and 1/2 cup cream then slowly add to the applesauce mixture. Pour into 9-inch pie shell. Bake at 435 degrees for about 45 minutes. Cool before slicing.
Another thing to be Thankful for...my patio/step at the foot of my deck is almost finished! The soil kept washing away so we had to do something. So two weeks ago they poured a 8x10 foot concrete slab which was functional but boring..but this week we laid the broken tiles and I am so much happier with it! Now if it would just stop raining so we can get it grouted and sealed!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Bonnie said...

That pie sounds yummy! Hope you have a safe trip and Happy Thanksgiving.


Hi Sio! Have a great holiday! Sounds like it will be nice having everyone home for the holiday! I'll be breaking out the tofu for our annual vegetarian holiday. Have a safe and happy one!

Catswhiskers said...

Happy Thanksgiving at your in-law's home! - Safe Journey.
I like your new patio and it brought memories from my childhood's home where the patio were in this style (terracotta/red made up with broken tiles)

Michelle said...

Interesting pumpkin pie recipe and I love the broken tile!

Hug your step son for me...love our troops and will be forever grateful for all they do!!!

Have a Great Thanksgiving!

*karendianne. said...

You're going to have a fantastic Thanksgiving! I enjoy the heart applique your showing. Boy is that ever beautiful. And gosh is that one rockin' cool patio step. LOVE it! Just like you to have something so lovely my friend. :) Enjoy your holiday and thanks for the great post.

Sherry said...

Love to try the pie but I love your new step. Great job.

Cristie said...

I love to quilt and cook as well! What a wonderful combination. Your quilts are beautiful and your pie sounds delicious- thanks for sharing.

Loris said...

Hoorah for the soldier coming home!
Have a safe trip yourself and I hope the pies are welcomed by a happy grateful family for you to enjoy...and not 'pie critics'
Happy Thanksgiving!

Purple Pam said...

Love the heart block. I have a coule of them sewn, and one is PURPLE! Thanks for sharing your pie recipe. Drive safely.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

sewkalico said...

The pie sounds fab, I shall have to try it... Have a great holiday away!

Kathleen said...

Praise God another soldier home safe. We so appreciate his service. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Hope you had a lovely turkey day. The new patio is wonderful.