Patty: This is my pecan pie that I made from scratch using real pecans. It tastes magical! You can see all my mismatched bowls and tableware, but the food was really top notch. Now, I personally do not like pecan pie, but it is Sabryin's favorite and this year I forced him to tell me what he wanted for Thanksgiving dinner because otherwise I was going to make cod. Sorry, but I like cod (fish of any kind, really). He's a steak and potatoes kinda guy and I'm a salmon and salad lady. But I can compromise, you know?
Well, it all started Monday when I was reading this particular biography of Steve Jobs. I wouldn't normally be interested in a bio about a tycoon, except he's wearing the glasses I want and his eyebrows grow upwards, just like mine. I thought, hmmm, maybe we have something in common and it turns out we do (but I won't tell you what). For some reason (hmmm, I wonder what), I decided I would make an APPLE pie. Now, I have not made a pie in a very, very long time, but I had the apples and I needed to use them or compost them, so . . . This was incredibly easy and, according to Sabryin and Ernie, tasted really good. So, faced with this success and the request for a pecan pie for the holiday meal, I determined to make it myself rather than buy one premade.
The 9 patch quilt top I'd been making was finished and I miraculously had enough of the background and border fabrics to create a backing for the quilt! Usually I wind up going out and buying six more yards, which is pure folly. It's not as if I didn't have millions of yards of fabric already! My problem was space. I didn't have anywhere to pin it up. In the past I always took the quilt, batting and backing to the office conference room and pinned it up on the table there. But this summer they had the table refinished, so I didn't think it would be appropriate to dig little pin holes in it again! So, I went to the public library and reserved a room! Can I say I love, love, love our public library? It's so fantastic for so many reasons. Anyway, the room was perfect, the table was great and I got the top pinned up! I did run short of pins. That has never happened before. This is a BIG top!
Bhu: Now you gotta quilt it, mom!
Patty: So I do, sweet Bhu! Hope efurrybody had a great weekend! xxoo