Friday, November 23, 2012

Pecans flown in from Texas?

When my mom told me that my aunt was going to make the Pumpkin Pie this year, I had to rethink what I was going to make for Thanksgiving.  So, I thought I'd give Pecan Pie a go.  Little did I know that my moms family in Texas had sent her some pecans.  She said I could put them into my pie (I should tell you how much she loves these pecans...I mean, she loves them, a lot. a lot.)  ...the pressure was on!  What if I messed up the pies?!  I couldn't just go out and get more pecans...I mean, these were from TEXAS (say that in your best Mean Girls voice lol)!

However, this was the easiest recipe I have ever attempted.  I haven't tasted the pie just yet, but it smells of maple-y goodness and that to me equals amazing!  Here's how easy it is:

Chop up some pecans (please note: yours do not have to be from Texas!)

Then throw the maple syrup, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, flour, butter, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl...and whisk that baby (whisk it good!)!

I wanted to double the recipe since I had an extra pie crust, but I didn't have quite enough maple syrup, so I one and a halfed the recipe to make two 3/4s pies.  If that makes sense.

Then, put the chopped pecans in the pie crust, and pour the heavenly maple goodness mixture on top.  Toss (gently!) that pan full of delight into the oven on 350F for one hour and that's it! (I did a little under an hour since it wasn't a full pie)

Super easy.  It probably took less than 20 minutes to prepare the filling.  I can't wait to dig into these babies!  If you would like the recipe, I found it here: Maple Pecan Pie

Since I'm having Thanksgiving today, I spent a bit of yesterday making my yearly Christmas bow for my pup.  I crocheted it this year instead of sewing, and it is adorable!  If you crochet, you can find the pattern here: Bow Pattern 

I don't think he likes it too much, and I know he hates having his picture taken.  I was lucky this time and he didn't growl at me!

Also, since today is technically the day after Thanksgiving that means that I get to listen to Christmas now, right?  Sure!  Here is one of my favorite Christmas songs!

Sufjan Stevens: "Put the Lights on the Tree"
Also, I fear that cartoon Sufjan has jaundice!

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  1. I love the bow! I would do the same to my dog, who tolerated things touching her, but my cat would just lay down and be miserable. I'm glad you were able to get the picture! Your pies look delicious- I only had apple but I have been craving Pecan pie.

  2. I am with you on Christmas music! Love your pup's cute bow!!

  3. I broke out the Christmas music too! I also took down my halloween decorations finally (late I know, but I like them so much!).

    Lazarus bell

  4. i heart your blog!
    I'm a new GFC follower :)

    1. Thank you so much, your blog is great as well!

  5. i am in love with pecan pie! it can be enjoyed all year long as opposed to pumpkin which is actually kind of gross in the heat of summer. go pecans!

    1. I completely agree with you! lol and ill have to take your word for it on the pumpkin pie thing, ive never tried to eat pumpkin pie when it is summer time! haha!

  6. aw your pup is so adorable! the bow is so cute. i don't think i'd ever be able to crochet!

    That pie looks delicious-- how did it turn out?

    1. He can be very mean... one of these days I'll get a photo of him being vicious haha. The pie turned out DELICIOUS! I think I am going to have to make it again next year!