Tuesday, November 21, 2006

My First Cooperatively Planned and Executed, Parentally Unsupervised Thanksgiving Menu

Locally grown turkey…dressing…smashed potatoes…baked butternut and delicata squash…roasted root vegetables…German sweet-sour green beans (my ancestors never met a vegetable they felt couldn’t be improved by pickling and/or amending with pork products)…spinach, pear and pecan salad…relish plate…Amish rolls…Amish pies – pumpkin, raspberry and pecan. (In addition to our simply enjoying Amish baked goods, and wanting to help out the local Amish baker…I am a piecrust coward who labors under the psychological burden of my mother’s consistently light, flaky and perfectly crimped piecrust, convinced that I am unable to ever replicate it to my own or anyone else’s satisfaction.)

Something old; something new.

9 comments:

P.S. (an after-thought) said...

Yum, except for the pecans. I'll leave those for the squirrels.

zorra said...

Yum!!!
Have fun!

LutheranChik said...

I forgot to mention cranberry sauce, from scratch. (Trading up from my familial wobbly cylinder of cranberry goo courtesy of Ocean Spray.)

Anonymous said...

Hi
a quick de-lurk to read the menu. Sounds great!

I have no delusions about making a good pie crust. I unroll them from Mr. Doughboy and they are fine. Besides, it's the inside that everyone wants. (There's a parable in there somewhere...)

(o)
Deb

David said...

Wow...sounds great! Happy Thanksgiving.

Reverend Dona Quixote said...

Hey LC,

Good for you! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers, because there's more to that "parentally unsupervised" piece than what first meets the eye, perhaps...

Anonymous said...

I made pie! I made TWO pies actually. From scratch....but for the crust. Sweet pohtaytoh.

Trish said...

Mmm! My mouth is watering!

Verdugo said...

With similar parental piecrust challenges (my mom's peach pie is the stuff of family legend) I have found solice in pumpkin cobbler. Made like the old "dump" cake-- just place all your pumpkin pie filling in a 9x12 pan, top with yellow cake mix, drizzle with melted butter, and bake at 350 til golden brown. Practically fool proof and just as yummy as those dauntingly perfect piecrust.