12.01.2009

Happy Late Thanksgiving

I can't believe it's Dec.1st. It really feels like a few days ago that we were taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, which Allie loved. I am amazed every year at how fast fall comes and goes. Don't get me wrong...I love Christmas and love bringing out the tree, lights and presents but it comes up so quick! It's a busy busy time of year. I'm excited and hope to be all done with all the preparations early this year!


We had a great Thanksgiving up north with BJ's family. I brought the pies, as always. This year I did banana cream, chocolate cream and chocolate haipia cream (if you've been to Oahu...I was attempting the famous Ted's Chocolate Haipia pies!). Haipia is a coconut pudding. I must say... it was a success! Pie for three days was lovely. Every Thanksgiving I think of my gma who taught me how to make pie. BJ arranged for us to have family night at gma's house years back so we could learn how. She would make it for the holidays and then surprise BJ with one for his birthday because she knew he loved them so much! It has to be BJ's absolute favorite dessert. I love to say that making homemade pudding and crusts is pure love. It's a process and can't be rushed, but really rewarding. I'm so grateful that I learned how (so is BJ!). It's something passed down from my sweet grandma. I always think of her as I'm stirring that pudding! I didn't take any pie pictures this year but I have in the past. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if there is anyone local dying to learn how to make pie...I'm going to teach a few how sometime this month!





8 comments:

Bananie said...

Oo Oo Oo! That Chocolate Haipia is calling my name. Let me know if you're going to have a little "Pie Maker 101" & I'd LOVE to learn how from a master like you! Those pies look & sound lovely!

Melissa said...

Your pies always look so lovely. I need one of those crust-roller-outer-mats you have.

heidikins said...

Um, chocolate-coconut recipe please!

xox

Emily and Jake Shoff said...

Um yes. Im with Heidi! PLEASE give me that recipe for the chocolate and Haipia!!!!!!

Loren said...

hi mom ally looks so cute in that picture! love you!

loren

Rachel said...

Triple the order for the recipes!!

I've decided that I love making pie also! Cute picture of the pumpkin patch...you're kids are growing so fast.

Miss ya!

CaLM RAPIDS said...

Yummy! I love how you learned pie making from Grandma! What great memories with great food!

Tamar and Trevor said...

If we get to live closer this summer I need a lesson for sure. I am so hungry just looking at the pictures.