Today, the day before Thanksgiving is what we refer to as "Pie Day" in my family! It's become a family holiday! It is a much awaited for event where multiple generations of the women, girls and sometimes the guys, get together and make pies! We gather at my Aunt Mae's and we bake from about 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The most pies ever made in one year - 45! You could say it's a regular work day! LOL!!
Everyone brings their own ingredients, pie plates, rolling pins, fillings and specialty tools. What makes this so much fun is now the young girls are useful - they peel the apples! We also each bring a bottle of wine. The wine isn't uncorked until the last of the pies are in the ovens. The running joke is we make pies, they we get pie-eyed!
The tradition started about 10 years ago, Aunt Mae was the only one who had nana's pie crust recipe and who could make her pies. So, she told us to bring our stuff the day before Thanksgiving and she'd teach us how to make pies - we are now a family of pie makers! There are at least 25 of us making pies!
|The Queen of Pies - Apple|
Happy Thanksgiving to all!