Hope everybody had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We had a terrific yummy time. We had about 9 at our table. Most of them were in their 20's. Alot of my kids friends families don't have a Thanksgiving dinner. Can you believe that. So our table is open to them all. It was great. After dinner Stan told some stories of our younger years that had ours kids and the others laughing there heads off. Then my 88 year old dad told them what he did after high school. He joined a couple of other people and sold stationary to businesses all over the country. This was in the early forties. They traveled from Minnesota across to California then down to L.A. What adventures he must have had. He went into business' and show'd them samples of the paper and print. They sold it in lots of 100. They were printed at another location and then sent to each individual or business. Dad said one way they got sales was to have someone at a office sign there name to the paper to see how nicely you could write on it. Then when they went to the next office they would see the signature and say, "Oh did so and so order some?", my Dad would say, "Yes she did!" And he would get a sale. Pretty sneaky. He was 19 years old.
The three amigos!
So since there was going to be a lot of young people I decided to make a lot of pie! I made 2 pumpkin pies and two apples. They turned out so good I had to show you one!
I use my Mom's recipes. She made the best pies. I used to use fresh pumpkin when I was younger but not anymore. It is still yummy!
And I don't think I could ever make an apple pie if it wasn't for my apple peeler corer! Man I love this thing! The skin on this apple actually held together in one long piece. No one was around or I would have had someone take a picture of me with it. I used my favorite apples for these pies, Jonathan and Granny smith. Then I do something I don't know if anyone else does. Before I put on the top crust I ad a few red hot cinnamon candies. Since the pie is seasoned with cinnamon and sugar these are great. And they add a few red dots of yum in the pie. These two pies were the best I think I have ever made. Just to let you know all 4 pies were finished up tonight. Dang they went fast.
Happy Cactus Monday