Wednesday, November 21, 2007

OOH, THAT SMELL...

I am TOTALLY geeking out about an apple pie I just made! The smell?? Heavenly! I took today off to shop, visit, and cook, in that order. I had just a few things left to shop for Thanksgiving. My NJ daughter was coming to visit, and naturally I wanted a good meal. The girl can't cook, go figure.

Me? If you haven't figured it out, I LOVE to cook. Thanksgiving to me is a handing down of traditions my mother established. And for me? It goes by smell--apple pie, dressing, and turkey. It iss NOT Thanksgiving without cooking.

First, I have to say: My oven is not working BUT I am really that good that I can pull it off without that nuisance appliance. Trust me. If I could invite any of you, I would.

Yes, I do need some sort of oven. Otherwise? No delectible pies. I do have a toaster/convection oven, and so far I have made 2 pumpkin, one heavenly apple, and a cherry I'm not that proud of but it is passable. I also made this whatever you can call it brownie pie. It wasn't supposed to be an baked pie, BUT, when you add raw eggs, you HAVE to bake it. So instead of some sort of "cream" pie, it turned out to be a brownie type pie. Hopefully, it is good.

I have done TONS of dishes--all without a dishwasher! My turkey is soaking in brine and had better be the BEST I have ever made. Tomorrow? I am hoping Don and I can do at least 4 miles. I am going to get faster if it kills me!

9 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Apple pie is my favorite. I happen to think I make the best apple pie in the world, but would be happy to trade recipes and see if we can come up with something even better. :)

Husband & I split up cooking on T-day. He makes Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes,and bread/rolls. I make pie (this year, just pumpkin), sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberries, and gravy.

Gonna use the convection oven for some of it this year. WoooHooo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from my house to yours. :)

Flo said...

I bow down before the master cooks. I am not that great a cook and I don't like doing it. Hubby generally does all the cooking around here. This year however, he is spared. We are going to friends and they are doing the turkey. All he's making is a green bean casserole. I will contribute some homemade ice cream :)

Sunshine said...

You are doing SOME COOKING!!

Seems like you are a cooking runner too! You are getting faster aren't you?!

I love running on Thanksgiving morning. We did.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Fe-lady said...

That's what I missed about today. The pie and turkey smells coming from the oven. Oh well, I will just have to make up for it come Christmas!

L*I*S*A said...

Hope you had a wonderful turkey day!!

See Zanne Run said...

will live vicariously through you on the apple pie thing! hope you had a great day, vickie!

cindy said...

I can almost smell that yummy food!

I love to cook too. Like you, it brings back good memories of my mom. I would rather host Thanksgiving and do all the cooking! The chores I'll delegate to my husband and kids are taking out the trash and filling the glasses with ice.

Hope you had a nice holiday :)

TriBoomer said...

Add a bit of rich vanilla ice cream to the apple pie and you have a slice of heaven on earth for sure.

Hope you and Don got in your 4 miles.

Stay tuned...

WADDLER26.2 said...

I love Thanksgiving, cooking and eating. Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours.