Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Birthday Dinner

Thursday, 24-November-2016 - Veghel - Having a birthday near on on Thanksgiving, as well as on the same day as the birthday of my mother Doris, is always special.  Marit had to work, but the rest of the gang (Chris, Seth, Rosan, and Koen) joined Marij and I for Thanksgiving dinner.  We saved a piece of pie for Marit.
fried chicken
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes
grandma's favorite beans
pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Thursday, 24-November-2016, Veghel - It's Thanksgiving today in the United States.  I made my first crust and pumpkin pie.  The last time was 60 years ago with my grandma Weiss.  I wanted to make the crust from scratch, and I was trying to remember how she did it.  I used this crust recipe from E.D. Smith, along with canned pie filling.  When the crust stuck to the counter as I was rolling it back onto the rolling pin, I called my sister Jane to get some help.  I knew how her pies came out of the oven.  I later found some nice videos to help me the next time--I need to work on the crimped edge.  Then I'll make the pumpkin filling from scratch tooOh yes I forgot Except for the well done edges, it tasted great.  Pics (10)

how to roll out a pie crust 
how to make a delicious pie crust from scratch