Oh, there are lots of things I’m thankful for but high among them is having a good weekend with my family, the time to cook really good food, and time to relax and rejuvenate.
I was in charge of dessert. I made my husband’s favorite dessert. It’s a secret family recipe. His grandmother taught me to make it. So, I call it Robechaud Cheese Pie. It’s rich and delicious. I also made pumpkin pie from scratch. I was so proud of myself . . . I’ve never made pie crust before. I was pretty nervous about it . . . I had a big can of Libby’s pumpkin and frozen crusts waiting just in case. I’m glad to say that they weren’t necessary! The recipe I used was from Martha Stewart’s website. She has about 15 pumpkin pie recipes. This was a very basic one, classic, traditional. Fortunately, I know something about cooking because the recipe had an error in it. It called for me to cook the pumpkin pie for about 1/2 as long as it actually needed. I went to pull the pie from the oven and thought, “Uh-oh.” I searched the web, including the other recipes on her site, and realized it needed 60 minutes, not 30 minutes. I left it in for the requisite time and it was perfect.
I was happy.
Ruby was also happy. She loves Thanksgiving. She loves helping clean up messes. This was a batch of yorkshire pudding that had an unfortunate accident. Greg was mopping it up but Ruby really wanted to help. 🙂