Have A Sweet Thanksgiving!!!

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© Andrea Petersen
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Let us come before His presence with Thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise
unto Him with psalms...Psalms 95: 2

Mother baked pumpkin pies.
For the Thanksgiving table...
As long as she was able.
It was a treat for sore eyes!

One time the pumpkin
Filling in her pies,
Gave us and the invited kin
An unexpected surprise!

None complained about its taste
Not a crumb would go to waste...
We would eat this pretty dessert,
And no feelings would be hurt.

Then Mom took her first bite...
She exclaimed with vim and vigor~
"OH NO! .. I forgot to add the sugar;
You've all been so polite!!!!... "
Poetry by me, AJP

This is a true story...We all laughed about it afterward..My aunt who had diabetes thought Mom left out the sugar for her sake.

Both my parents and my aunt and uncle are no longer with us, but the memories remain to this day..I baked these pumpkin pies yesterday shown on this picture but I wasn't intending to make so many...The filling exceeded the two pie shells and I ended up with three pies instead of two...However, I did remember to add the sugar:)

11 responses

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2011):

    Those sure look like mighty fine pies....Thank you very much for all your support....Happy Thanksgiving...your poem made me smile!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2011):

    My absolute favorite pie, looking at these Andrea, makes my mouth water :-)))) Happy Thanksgiving !

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (25 Nov 2011):

    This is a great story! We'll have to send you Susan's famous recipe for Pumpkin Pie (I won't eat any other!).

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (25 Nov 2011):

    Thank you for your comments. I don't know why it is but pumpkin pie always tastes better the next day and not on the same day as the pie is baked. I'll bet Susan's recipe is good, Donald if you won't eat any other..I just follow the recipe on the back of the can of pumpkin pie filling, except I used fat free evaporated milk for less calories. I also bought the frozen pie shells at the store for the easier route:) Cooking isn't my strong point:)

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) said (25 Nov 2011):

    Happy Thanksgiving my dear

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi gave props (25 Nov 2011):

    This is one item I did not have this year. :-( Great story too.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (26 Nov 2011):

    A lovely Thanksgiving image to bring back your loving Thanksgiving memories. The story is priceless, and should be recorded for your family's timeless memories.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful shot of the pies, Andrea. Boy, do they ever look good!! I wish I had a piece with my coffee this morning. :))

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful poem, even better that it is a true story! I can imagine the laughter and fun had by all. Pumpkin Pie is my favorite, especially at this time of year : )

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (28 Nov 2011):

    Brings back fond memories to me too. No pumpkin pie would go to waste around here, either..lol! These look so good!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (29 Nov 2011):

    Got a kick out of your poem. Thanks for sharing. Yummy looking pies. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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