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October 11, 2009

Thanksgiving Day - Easy as Pie (Crust)

One thing I really don't miss about our radio show Better Than Chocolate is having to give the long range weather forecast. Our show was on Thursdays and, according to the government of Canada - which is NEVER wrong - the Thanksgiving 2007 weekend was supposed to be lovely. I wished everyone a great holiday weekend and blathered on about how great the weather was going to be.

Let's just say the government info was extremely optimistic.

By Thanksgiving I was afraid people were lining up to stuff me into a turkey. And here we are with another unseasonal Thanksgiving weekend. But we're Manitobans. We're tough. We'll party hearty through anything Mother Nature throws at us.

Okay. The weather and road conditions are the pits. But, here's an easy pie crust recipe that could save the day. Best of all, you don't roll it out.

SPEEDY PAT-IN PIE CRUST

preheat oven to 425º
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In a 9 inch pie pan mix together
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
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beat together until creamy
1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons cold milk
add to flour mixture and pat in to fill pan
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if baking empty shell: prick and bake 15 min.
if baking with filling: use filling's instructions


I love those Chicken Soup books. Sometimes there's a quote that I have to copy and pin to my bulletin board. In honor of Thanksgiving, I'm sharing the following:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie



Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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