Our thanksgiving started on Wednesday I had the day off and I decided to to make the pie crust from scratch. I have never done it before. About five years ago my ex-boyfriend bought me a marble rolling pin to get over this fear.
It never helped. I though that I would eventually get over it but I never had. I had gotten an instant pie crust from Williams-Sonoma. Then after some light joking from Mikey I decided to just do it and see what happened. I had no idea what it took, five hours. I used this recipe, so you make the dough, then you have to put in the fridge for two hours, then you roll it out and put it in the freezer for thirty minutes. When you take it out you put parchment paper over it and fill it with pie weights and put it in the oven for a half an hour. Then you take them out and keep baking it for another half an hour and then take it out and let it cool completely. While it is cooling you make the pie filling. Then you fill the crust, and bake. It took so much longer than I expected. So we left really late, and got to Mikey's parents house late. When we got there Mary brought out a wonderful chocolate cake to celebrate her birthday from the Marigold Bakery in Colorado Springs, if you live near there you should go.
On Thursday morning we had German pancakes, with lemon juice, fresh whipped cream, and fresh raspberries.
We wrapped presents for their friends in Japan
So that they could get there in time.
There were deers just hanging out in the yard, do you see the buck in the back left?
The doe was not even afraid of us.
We were like five feet away from her here.
Then there was a Thanksgiving surprise (we had actually found out the night before) Leonard was making leaves for the table, (YAY) two of them, ten inches each.
He found oak to match, and made the ends match, he routed them and Mikey is going to help him finish them the same.
I know I went a little crazy with pictures and these are not even all of them,
But I was excited. Mary felt bad that we had two Thanksgivings in one day so we had Beef Bourguignon.
Beef Bourguignon via the foodnetwork.com
All toasted up.
Delicious all together.
This is one of the pies I made, decorated with leaf cutouts.
Then we went to my dads house, we had a traditional Thanksgiving, I brought a pie there too. No pictures of the food though.