Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nora vs the pie crust

It got a little ugly at our house this morning. I made two pie crust recipes for three pies, except one of them was crap, broke off everywhere and all, and so the pumpkin pie is ugly. But it holds the pumpkin in, so who cares! People who like pumpkin pie just sort of like it, I'm told, so they can have their ugly breaky crust. I might even try some Jedi mind trick and try to convince them that the uglier it looks the better it tastes. The mince pie--whatever. What is mincemeat, anyway? Some beef-apple-raisin concoction from the 15th century. That's for my dad, a lover of all things medieval, and he doesn't care so I dug an emergency frozen crust out of the freezer and just put some crap dough on top for pretty. Shhhh. And the batch that came out well is for the apple pie, which is for ME. Ha!

That's not very Thanksgiving-y, is it? I'm so selfish. There, you can feel better about yourself today on this special family day of sharing. At least you didn't put the good pie dough into your favorite pie and the crap dough into the pies you won't eat anyway.

Happy Thanksgiving!




10 comments:

smalltownmom said...

I used pre-made pie crust this year, to reduce my mess and stress. Shhhh---don't tell.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Since apple pie is the best it would make sense it gets the best crust!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Vanessa said...

Those pies look fantastic! And yes, what is mincemeat? I've heard so many answers on this!

wheelsonthebus said...

yeah, but that would be because i didn't bake any.

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

But you did, you did, didn't you? I want some pumpkin pie...

Anne-Marie said...

cool pictures... they all look yummy!

Mac and Cheese said...

I don't even like pie crust. It's all about the pumpkin filling. I guess that proves your theroy.

Katie said...

Your pies look great! Our family is big Mincemeat eaters...yack. Not my fave.

Hope you are recovering from the turkey coma alright ;)

JCK said...

I'm sure all the pies were enjoyed!

Her Royal Troutness said...

My dad told me that mincemeat was made of chopped worms. Holidays have never been the same. (And lest you think I was a particularly gullible child, he ate scrapple, so I had every reason in the world to believe him.)