Better Late Than Never…

We finally got around to celebrating Thanksgiving today. Jay’s still in a lot of pain, but is eating now, so I figured it was safe to go ahead and cook up the big meal. I started with the pie, although I copped out on actually making the crust.

I’m feeling super-lazy today. Not lazy enough to buy a pre-made pumpkin pie, but lazy enough that I didn’t feel like making a crust. The pie filling was easy enough, although the crust’s claims of being deep dish are truth-stretching a bit. I thought the filling was going to spill over when I poured it in, and I was wondering if I should’ve made two pies instead. It turned out okay, though.

It looks different than when I’ve made them in the past. I’m sure it tastes fine, though, and once I slap a pile of whipped cream over top of it, no one will notice or care how it looks!

After getting the laundry done, I got to work on dinner. It only took about an hour and 30 minutes to get everything cooked and on the table, which was nice. We had some ham:

Dressing (or stuffing):

Mashed potatoes:


And some sweet potato biscuits:

It was good.

Very good. I tried saving room for pie, but I went back for seconds on the potatoes and the dressing. The bambino wanted to watch “Return of the Jedi,” so we started that, and about halfway in, I got dessert ready:

I think this is quite possibly the ugliest pumpkin pie I’ve ever made, but it tasted perfectly fine. There is still a mess to clean up in the kitchen, and I should pack a lunch for tomorrow. I have a feeling it’s going to be a long day!

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2 Replies to “Better Late Than Never…”

  1. I had a power outage halfway through the baking of my pumpkin pie. So I didn’t know how to adjust the baking time, and I think it got a little overbaked. It had a funky bubble-looking blob on top of it. But, like yours, it tasted perfectly fine. Glad Jay is starting to feel better!

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