Tuesday, November 25, 2008

THE HOBBLE FOR GOBBLE: Big pie day for Walt!

Tomorrow, all through the house I'll "Hobble, Hobble, Hobble" because the next day is the day for "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble"! Several families will be looking for pies baked by Walt.

Julie and I are going separate ways this Thanksgiving. We didn't plan it that way but the planned dinner for her children had to be rescheduled due to untimely remodeling at her daughter's home. Julie got volunteered to have dinner for about 16 plus at our house. I will enjoy the day at my daughter Kimberly's along with Jack's family.

Normally I bake about five pies for the day. This year it will be eight. Everyone likes apple so I'll bake two apple. Pumpkin pie is a must. Two for Julie and one for Kimberly. Sam's had a great buy on mixed berries, blue, red razzberry and blackberries, so I'll make two Fruit-of-the-Forest, one each for Julie and Kimberly. I discovered last year that Kimberly's father-in-law loves custard pie. In addition to Thanksgiving Dinner I also baked Tom a custard pie when he had a hip replacement and was restricted to the house. I'll bake one custard.

I'll need ten crusts. I make three egg-vinegar crusts per mix. That requires four mixes which will leave two crusts for Julie and I after the holiday. I described making my pie crusts in my second blog at the beach in September. I'll make the crusts early tomorrow and start the pies about noon. Busy day!

With great joy and happiness may you safely make your journey "Over the river and through the woods".

Psalms 95:2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song".

God Bless!

2 comments:

Mark said...

I read and then reread your post and didn't see where you were planning on baking me a cherry pie for Sunday! (hahaha) Seriously, Dad, if you can get away, we'd love to have you on Sunday to celebrate Thanksgiving with your great grandkids! Love, Mark

Phatmom said...

Walt,
My mother used to sing, "Over the river and through the woods..." I always loved it. Just wanted to wish you and yours a lovely and Happy Thanksgiving! The pies sounds scrumptious!

God bless,
Cheryl