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

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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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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