It’s seven days and counting to Turkey Day. I can happily count down these days since I won’t be the one slaving over a hot stove preparing a feast for all. In fact, due to my lack of culinary talents, I don’t even have to worry about preparing a dish or requested for help in the kitchen. At most, I’m asked to contribute a dessert to the spread of food for the day. I can, after all, bake.
So while I dream of delicious, mouth-watering turkey on Thanksgiving, the meal always comes down to one course for me — Dessert. And when I think about Thanksgiving Day dessert, my mind always jumps to pie — more specifically pumpkin pie.
I think my association between Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie is a recent one, mostly because my husband always asks for it this time of year. But growing up, Thanksgiving meant a whole array of pies.
You see, while I am one of only two children, my extended family is quite large. My dad is one of seven and Thanksgiving at Grandma’s meant that she would fix everyone’s favorite. So if my favorite pie is peanut butter and she thought there was a chance I might stop by, then she’d make a peanut butter pie. And so it was for every family member. In fact, I’m not even sure that some had favorites or they just asked for a different pie so we could have a variety. Either way, the end result was a whole array of pies to dine on after Thanksgiving dinner (and for days to come) at Grandma’s.
So in honor of my Grandma, I’m interested in knowing what is your favorite pie? Or at the very least what is your favorite pie to have at Thanksgiving?Why is it your favorite and do you like it fixed a certain way?
My favorite is a freshly baked Peanut Butter Pie with chocolate and whip cream. It can’t be a store bought, frozen one. If it’s not fresh, I’d rather pass all together.
Be forewarned, however, that I am in no way volunteering to make everyone’s favorite. But if I eat of piece of your favorite pie over the holiday, I’ll be happy to think of you.