Thanksgiving Prep 2014

2014-11-26 Pies

Last night, John, Claire and I worked on our food assignments for this Thanksgiving Day.  John made the pie crusts, following my sis-in-law, Leslie Laemmlen’s recipe.  She is the All Time Hands Down Pie Queen.  Claire mixed the pie filling following my mother, Grace’s recipe.  It’s our favorite.  (I’m a little embarrassed to say I was folding and organizing DfG fabric as the pies were made.)  John also steamed the yams for candying this morning.   I made my traditional fresh cranberry and orange relish and I added the cinnamon sugar to the pie crust scraps (our favorite part of pie-making)!

2014-11-26 Pie dough

I hope you each have a fabulous Thanksgiving.  This is going to be a Great Day!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Here are our family recipes:

Leslie's Pie Crust 1 001

Leslie's Pie Crust 2Grace's Pumpkin Pie 001

Candied Yams 001

Candied Yams 002

Fresh Cranberry Relish
One bag of fresh cranberries
One whole orange
Sugar to taste (about 3/4 to 1 cup)
Chop the cranberries with pieces of orange in a food processor or pulse in a blender.
(I cut the top and bottom ends off the orange, but include the rest of the peel.)
Sometimes I add chopped apple.

About annlaemmlenlewis

Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words. It's nice of you to visit! To find family history stories and histories, please visit my other blog, Ann's Stories. To learn about my missionary service, please visit Our Washington Yakima Mission 2015-2018.
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6 Responses to Thanksgiving Prep 2014

  1. Any chance of you posting Leslie’s pie crust recipe? She was two of my boy’s pre-school teacher and I know she is very talented in many areas!!! I’d love your relish recipe too!

  2. Laura says:

    Wish my pie crusts were that pretty!

  3. Nyla gregory says:

    I’m hoping for pie crust recipe too

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