As in years past (okay, I think I've only done it once or twice), I'm baking the pie for my family's Thanksgiving. I grew up with Mrs. Smith baking our pies (while my mother is quite a baker, she never tackled pies - why is that, Mom?). After being guilt-tripped by Martha Stewart on more than one occasion as to how easy it was to make her pie crust plus working with this girl named Dawn from Nebraska who swore that homemade pies were the only way, I've decided to turn my family around. There was that one year that I made a pie and Mom bought a pumpkin pie from Mrs. Smith anyway. I think I guilt-tripped her enough so won't continue that here (but remember that episode of Friends where Monica caters her father's birthday party and her mother stocks the freezers with lasagnas in case...?).
This year's pie will be...a pumpple pie. I'm so excited to try it!