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More Than One Way To Lohan

I think the plague might be leaving our home. This is fantastic news as I have absolutely no plans to go shopping black Friday.  I can take that day to run and eat leftovers. Hopefully the mens will eat the turkey and leave me ALL OF THE SIDES.

I figure that if I eat enough sweet potatoes and butternut squash I’ll never need glasses. I’ll also turn orange which will save me a lot of money when I go to get Lohan’d. (in this reference, getting Lohan’d does not refer to chasing an 8 ball with a bottle of Jack, it refers to getting sprayed until you look like a Jack O Lantern) Also, if I hoard all of the rolls and pie, no one will fight over my homemade cinnamon honey butter or spiced whip cream, because I will have eaten all of it.

It’s a good thing I’m not making big portions, or else I’d be one.big.portion.

I did make a tester pie for Thanksgiving. By tester pie, I mean *extra* pie, the cop, the captain, and I will CUT SOMEONE over my pecan pie. CUT SOMEONE!!!

What? My crust is wonky? Have YOU ever let a 3 year old help you crimp a crust? THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CRUST EVER!!! FORMED BY THE HANDS OF MY SWEET LITTLE MAN!!

Put It In Your Mouth Pecan Pie

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup (I use 1/2 dark and 1/2 light)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
4 eggs  ROOM TEMPERATURE!! VERY IMPORTANT!
1/4 cup butter-slightly browned
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups pecans, coarsely broken and toasted +16-20 to arrange on top (optional)
1 unbaked deep dish pie shell (I use Martha Stewart’s Pate Brisee recipe)

1.In saucepan boil sugar and corn syrup together for 2 to 3 minutes; set aside to cool slightly. (if you wanted to add some bourbon or chocolate chips, this would be the time)
2.In large bowl beat eggs lightly and very slowly pour the syrup mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly.
3.At this point I like to strain the mixture to make sure it’s smooth and lump free.
4.Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans and pour into crust.
5.Bake in preheated 425 degree oven for 10 mins, drop to 350 bake another 35-let cool as long as your husband can stand not eating it. (preferably overnight!!!)

Did you help bake for Turkey Day as a youngin?

-Both of my Grandmother’s let me help. I miss helping them. It was really special.

Are you planning a turkey trot on Thanksgiving?

-now that I’m coming out of the bubonz, I just might!!

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