Dec 3, 2005

It's my birthday, part 3

It's been a long time since I baked pumpkin pie. It's my favorite, and I much prefer it to regular cake for my birthday. I don't consider myself housewifely at all, but there are some things I am very good at, and baking pumpkin pie is one of them.

I'm good at rolling out dough. Don't know why, but me and rolling pins get along.

My mother showed me a trick years ago: Pinching around the rim of the crust to make a decorative edge. It certainly does present the pie beautifully!

Time for the pumpkin filling itself. Grandma loved my pies. She always thought I got the spices just right. I'm not telling you what I put in. That'll be my secret. ;-)

I made two pies. One's done baking, and now it's the second one's turn.

Yummy! I had two slices!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!! I'm right behind you and do so appreciate the way you're blazing the trail for me -- and with such grace and style! I have a feeling you're just getting the point in life when all the fun REALLY starts...



Keera said...

Thank you, Alice! I tell ya, this aging thing is weird: I keep getting happier with every passing year. Is that even covered in the brochure?