Saturday, October 06, 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

But see, in our open clearing, how golden the melon lies;
Enrich them with sweets and spices and give us the Pumpkin Pie.
                                Margaret Preston          

Thanksgiving Weekend here in Canada and I have just popped the pumpkin pies into the oven!
My very favourite, - a pie that floods me with memories of my grandmother and the pies she kept in the cooler, down in the basement - along with the doughnuts and the cookies and all the other delicious baking that she magically produced from the small fold down baking table
in her tiny pantry.

       I used to do pumpkin pies from scratch, - from growing the pumpkin to the choice of spices.

But now, alas, I rely on E.D. Smith and canned milk to make the filling.  Nevertheless, they are declicious, and I made two so that I would have one left to use for Thanksgiving dinner and the other one to grace the dinner table until the big turkey feast.
Alas, I am cheating on the apple pies as well, and buying them from the fantastic supply of pies the ladies from the local assisted living complex make and offer at their pie sale.  I say the ladies, but perhaps they lett the gentlemen pare the apples. 
 In our kitchen Charles manages the machine that runs around the apple, removing the skin, and he does it with great dexterity.
I smell the lovely fragrance and I hear the bell tinkle, - the one that tells me
it is time to check the oven.....
I will put on some nice music and save you a piece of pie if you come quickly!!!


The Weaver of Grass said...

There is nothing in the world I would like better Hildred than to pop in for a slice of pumpkin pie with you. Charles and I could chat about his days in Lincolnshire at Coningsby and we could eat pie to our hearts content. As it is I shall have to imagine the taste (I have never tasted pumpkin pie - it is not something we have over here).

Roger Owen Green said...

And we have been MISSING you too. It's as though Mandrake had made you disappear!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh Hildred -- this is what I get for letting my real life interfere with my blog reading -- if only I'd been on time for a piece of that beautiful pie. Darn!

What a fun post (and even though I just finished a good supper my mouth is watering!).

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Fonnell/Grammie/mom said...

I hope your Thanksgiving is a happy time and all the food perfect!