Remember those pies?
This is the first year I have made these particular recipes. I got them online and just have to share because they garnered rave reviews this weekend.
My in-laws said that this apple pie was the best they had ever tasted and I don't think it was just because the apples in the pie came from their trees. It might have something to do with the caramel sauce you pour over the top of the lattice top before baking. They said they might ask for the recipe after my FIL has his cholesterol checked next week!
My in-laws also grow Hubbard squash. We were the grateful recipients of six of them this year. I used two cups of pureed squash per pie for this Hubbard Squash custard pie and my husband declared that he liked it far better than the normal back-of-the-can recipe for pumpkin pie. It was definitely more substantial.
The other hit was not a dessert pie, but a pot pie or shepherd's pie using Thanksgiving leftovers. My six year old boy who is the hardest to please at mealtime told me tonight that this is the best thing I have ever made. Thank you Chef Marcel! So glad I saw this on TV and asked my husband to look it up on the zip-loc website! All his co-workers will be jealous when he heats this up for lunch tomorrow!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We did our shopping (online, not in stores - I'm not a doorbuster kind of gal), decorated for Advent, learned new things at the nature center's Turkey Time class, hit some craft stores for O Antiphon blocks (no houses to be found this year, though), picked out some luscious colors of merino wool yarn to knit a baby blanket, and finally got to the new Ben Franklin exhibit today after Mass. I will be blogging about that later. All I can say now is that if you didn't make it this weekend you missed out on a lot of extra fun stuff for the kids!
Happy first week of Advent!