I have so much to be thankful for...and since I want to take the time tomorrow to appreciate all that I am thankful for... the cooking/mess started today. I am so thankful for all of my "helpers". They each got to pick one thing to make for dinner, Jackson picked apple pie. I am not the biggest fruit pie fan, if I am going to have dessert, I'm all about rich gooey chocolate. I'll save the fruit for when I want to eat healthy...that being said I am actually really excited about this pie.
(Please excuse my pile of junk mail in the background, such is my life :)
We have never made it this way before. You put the apples in the crust, and then you pour a carmel sauce all over the top and bake it... It looks and smells really yummy. Mommy tip, go ahead and let your 5 yr old "do" the crust.. We'll call it the rustic look. Mina wants to help with everything,,who am I kidding they all want to "help" with everything. She did do a good job with the praline topping for the sweet potatoes. Speaking of praline topping, we had a bit extra, so I sliced up a few more apples, dumped the praline topping on them and popped them in the oven... yum-o. Collin the poor kid has a wrestling tournament today, have I ever mentioned that I am not a fan of high-school wrestling? I hate watching my (biggest)baby try to "make weight" every week. He lost over 17 pounds in the last few weeks. SCARY. So this morning when the house smelled of baking apple pies and sizzling sausage he politely asked me if I could drop him off at school a little early since I was torturing him. He looks pathetic. I don't get it. He doesn't have another tournament for a week so he is looking forward to Thanksgiving more than any of us. So when I asked Kobi what she wanted to make for Thanksgiving dinner, her reply... "Oreo Cheesecake" . That a girl. I knew I loved you.. We will be tackling that one when the babies take their nap this afternoon.
p.s. now for a question... I usually don't post food photos on here because I think photos of food can look really disgusting unless you take amazing photos, which I do not. I have been toying with the idea of adding some simple recipes to my blog. I love cooking which is a good thing because we are food people and I spend WAY too much time in the kitchen. I have a bunch of easy dinners and I have been considering sharing my way easy secrets, but I don't want to gross anyone out with up close and personal images of food. Whatcha think?