Mastodon pies —


Today (Saturday) is our family Thanksgiving get-together, yay! I’ve been looking forward to this for so long. Yesterday I made a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, two apple pies, and a big casserole dish of stuffing (we have a tiny oven so can’t bake anything but turkey today). Today I’ll make the turkey, mashed potatoes, grilled onions and asparagus, and cranberry sauce. Mom is bringing a Big Salad. I only have one actual pie-dish so the apple pies are made in cake pans:


After all that baking I was totally worn out, so I played a little WoW and then watched the entire BBC “Wives and Daughters” miniseries while knitting. It’s so good, just so good.

Oh, forgot to say — a couple of days ago I finished my slinky knitted summer nightie:



The pattern is invented and the yarn is the Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece from my old “I Do” shrug, split into 2-ply. It fits perfectly and will be wonderful next summer when it gets hot again. No, you can’t see a picture of me modeling it, it’s far too naughty ;-) The project is here on Ravelry if you want more details:

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2 Responses to “pies”

  1. Kathy

    That’s a – maz – ing.

    Your dinner sounds so yummy! I looked at the recipe for the Trader Joe pie, maybe I’ll try that next year. This year I cheated and bought a Marie Callendar frozen pumpkin pie. Well – the reason is that in previous years I’ve noticed that by the time dinner has been eaten, there is not much enthusiasm left for pie, even if I took time to make something special. So this year I went this route. It was pretty good. But John was a little disappointed in me I think.

  2. kara

    The trader joe pie thingy was good but a little mushy. I’d replace half the sour cream with a half-block of cream cheese — that should probably firm it up a bit. Also the crust was too greasy. A store-bought graham cracker crust would have been better.

    Both apple pies were devoured :)

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