Last week I promised to make you a Martha Stewart pumpkin pie, but if you saw my house, you would understand when I told you that I can't find that recipe anymore. Poof. Gone. So I settled for Better Homes and Gardens. Not quite the same, but oh well.
When making ONE pie with three boys, it is ALL about fairness.
Here they are, nicely taking turns putting spoonfuls of pumpkin in the bowl:
But wait! boy #2 is feeling threatened by boy #1's impending "hogging" of
Yes, just as he feared, boy #1 is taking WAY too much pumpkin
and WAY too much time.
But then, peace is restored. I even see a bit of a smile.
But only for a moment...
before the knock-down, drag-out fight over...
You've heard the phrase, "Too many cooks..."
Well, I think we lost some pumpkin on the counter along the way
Because this pie took A LONG TIME to cook.
Too much milk to pumpkin ratio?
And then we made the whipped cream. Boy #1 enjoyed the food mixer a little too much.
I may need to find a new place to store it.
Once again, accusations of unfairness and neglect:
Followed by a beater of peace.
after an hour of baking
(instead of the prescribed 25 minutes...)
The pie was done.
(There are no pictures of the whole pie because we were so excited we forgot to take one)
Buzz Lightyear approved.
When I finally remembered my camera again
this is what was left:
We saved you a piece:
But now that you know what it has been through,
and who it has been with,
you might be relieved that it is only virtual.