Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at my cousin Valerie's house.
I made Praline Pumpkin Pie.


1 Unbaked deep dish pie shell
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 eggs
15 oz. can pure pumpkin
12 oz can evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk

Mix sugar, salt & spice in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in milk.

Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees; bake 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.

Praline Sauce
1/2 cup diced pecans
3 tbsp butter
3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tbsp milk
Microwave until creamy, keep stirring in between checking consistency.

Pour Praline Sauce over cooled pumpkin pie and add pecans to decorate. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

It was delicious!

There was about 40+ of my dad's family that gathered together to celebrate.

We basically put out all the food buffet style and eat once around lunch and then graze all day in between football games.

Its always fun for the boys to be around their cousins.

Bryce, Brock and Jake.

My dad has two sisters still living Aunt Jimmielou & Aunt Jeanelle. My dad was the baby of 11 kids. We don't know the meaning of small get togethers.

I'm 47 years old and have enjoyed all the wonderful memories of our family get togethers over the years. I hope my boys are making good memories also.

Cousins all smiles and full tummies.

Take time to be thankful for your loved ones.

My cousin Valerie making hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies for the kids.

A big fire and lots of football and catching up with one another.

It was very chilly after a cold front moved through...perfect fall weather.

Out in the country you can see the windmill in the skyline at the end of the day.
Hope your holidays were filled with family and good times and good food.

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