Wednesday, November 25, 2009
We made a pumpkin pie!!
Now I know why we usually just buy these. (Just kidding!) But seriously, what a long and laborious process! It really was fun though and a neat experience! Each girl got a turn to do each step. We cut the pumpkin, we scooped out the seeds and stringy stuff, (we toasted the seeds,) we steamed the pumpkin, we made the dough for the crust, we scooped out the pumpkin, we pureed the pumpkin, we added all the yummy ingredients: eggs, cream, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, we rolled the crust, pressed it in the pan, poured in the pumpkin, and baked it! This was the night before Thanksgiving so we made a couple little pies in ramekins so we could try it right away. We watched a video about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving and Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving while we waited. The pie took a loooong time to bake (about 1 1/2 hours?) But our little ones were done faster. We ate them right away and they were YUMMY! It was really fun to try this, I've never done it before in my life!