Friday, November 28, 2014

Granny's Pie Factory

 It was pie, pie, pie this year!  Too many pies!  Too much pie, but because pie is so pretty, feast your eyes on the fruits of my baking labor!

 Here's my office door, decorated with the pumpkins I colored when I was in first grade AND peek-a-boo JAMES!
 Beautiful jewels!  Cranberries!  I boiled one cup water, one cup sugar and added two oranges and an apple.  I blended it and YUM!
 I had a few tastes of lemon meringue for lunch!  Like I said, we didn't even make a dent in all this pie bounty.  I made TOO much food.  Period.
 The banana cream was a favorite, so it went home with Bryan.
More balls of beauty!
 Holidays are incomplete without party mix!
 I had a lovely talk in the kitchen with sweet A.  Look at her go with her knitting.  She learned in Prague when she was in college, so she knits differently than I do and I love to watch her!
 First and second born enjoy some music-making together!
 Aria savored her limited screen time!  Cute!
 Grampy is willing to be the monster.  Yes, the grass is still green!  Yay!

 One table had red plates and one table had flower plates.  We have enough plates.  I never need to buy more dishes.  This is good to remember, so I don't become a dish hoarder.

 Bill calls Atticus "Go Along, Get Along, Gus-Gus"!  He really does hold his own for a two year old!
 Here is our football fan, Bryan!  He helped in the kitchen, too!

Back to Granny's Pie Factory

 I splurged and bought a garland a bit early!  It smells like the forest!  Heavenly!
 I also found a turkey herb pot!  It made a nice centerpiece.
 This recipe is just right, every time!

 And then we walked down to the park!

 Little Miss Bug was starting to feel the beginnings of the flu. Sad face!

The family piper entertained us.  Aw!  The smaller pipes are quieter and he's GOOD!  
We had a great day!  It was peaceful.  Answered prayers.  I pray for peaceful and affirming family gatherings because being with family is so precious.  I wish to make the most of every moment.
The weekend is ahead.  CB's baptism and then Monday through Friday holds SO MUCH FUN!
I had coffee with two fantastic friends last week and came away so spiritually lifted and this week I'm having coffee with three friends, enjoying my monthly book club, celebrating Millie's fourth birthday, dining with one of our favorite couples, and going to a morning performance of Disney on Ice with the local grands!  FUN!
See?  December is glorious!

Angela at Tracing Rainbows is hosting A Pause in Advent and Sunday is the first Sunday.  Please come back then and pop over to all the good pausers, too!
Thank you for peeking in!  (BIG THANKFUL HUG!)


TexWisGirl said...

looks like you had great weather for the day. :) can never have too much pie - if there was one thing i would make myself sick on, it is pie. :)

Farm Girl said...

I was hoping for a post. Your pies are lovely! You made so many lovely pies. All of the kiddos and their parents are very nice and you have such life in your photos. I of course didn't take my camera out once,
I am so glad you are having such a wonderful time and it sounds like lots of good things continuing.
I love your posts.

magsmcc said...

Oh I'd love a slice of pie right now- any one will do xx

Sue McPeak said...

No such thing as too much pie...go granny go! Fun post with special moments captured in pictures.

Granny Marigold said...

Long live Granny's pie factory! I'm glad you had a pleasant and peaceful Thanksgiving! I hope poor Miss Bug will soon feel better.

Sara said...

There can never be too much pie! Yours are gorgeous with your decorated crusts. We enjoyed lots of pie yesterday too, and all the things to go with it (turkey dinner with all the trimmings). Glad you had such a lovely day with your family.

Betty said...

Pies look delicious, everyone has so much fun at your house - it looks to me like a very homely place, how lovely to have people who can make their own music too.

Maggie said...

Oh wow what a wonderful day you all had. Lovely family stuff! And the pies..they ALL look DELICIOUS!! X

ann said...

Looks like you did a lot pies. I used the same recipe for my pumpkin pie, only I used Truvia baking blend to reduce the sugar. Not quite as sweet, but good. I love the cut-outs on top of the crust, especially the turkey. Love lemon merange pie. Your family looks happy and wonderful, your home noisey and busy all inspired by love. We had just the two of us. Quiet. I resisted the fresh garland, worried that it would dry out too quickly. How will you make yours last? Don't ever wonder how you managed when you worked? Well, we didn't mangage. Our jobs came first, now our families come first. Such blessings. Have a great weekend.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Wow, that's all I can say... To your Pie Factory!!!!!

What a lovely family. What a lovely family gathering.

I especially love the pic, with one gal knitting, while 2 other family members play guitars. So precious a picture.

And now, onward to the Christmas Season, we go. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Granny, your pies looks amazing. Looks like you had a great mix of eating and activity on Thanksgiving. I'm thinking I should have at least taken a walk after all that food. I'll have to check out the Advent pause...

Attic Clutter said...

love the background-- so fun !!
the family and pies look good too (:)..
Had a wonderful Thanksgiving...
Hope u did too ..


Amy at love made my home said...

It looks like a really great day. I am glad that you all ate well and enjoyed yourselves so much! xx

Happyone said...

All your pies look delicious.
Looks like everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving.

I learned to play the bagpipes when we lived in Scotland. Never was very good at it though and don't even have my bagpipes anymore.
I love hearing bagpipes!!

Leslie said...

I made too much food, too. I don't know what I was thinking other than torturing myself. And I am just about over pies BUT your lemon...Oh, I would have a piece of that in a heartbeat. YUM. Have a great first week of Dec. It looks full of FUN. (I will be at the dentist on Dec. 1. Wahhhhh)

Nancy McCarroll said...

There can NEVER be too much pie. !

It looks quite the festive home, and a happy home, too. Blessings on you and yours.

Maggie said...

There is no such thing as too much pie! They all looked delicious, the perfect way to treat your lovely family on this special holiday.

Kit said...

Oh the fun you had! You know how to have a wonderful holiday that is for sure. And I want to come to your house! So many great looking pies. My favorite dessert. :) Have a fun week! Kit

Lisa Richards said...

Hey, that's my pumpkin pie recipe, too! :)
What a fun, photo-filled post. Glad you had such a wonderful time with your family and hope you enjoy all of the wonderful December happenings!
I just adore bagpipes. Wish we could hear them!
Joy to you and yours. You are such a blessing!:)

Kezzie said...

I love the life and vibrancy in your posts!x

M.K. said...

I am SO behind. I missed the Pause in ADvent -- didn't even think about it! Ah well. perhaps it's just as well. I've been too busy with church things.

It looks so warm there -- those kids running around in shirt sleeves :) Loads of fun! Your pies are lovely, and what a grand variety! Bagpipes! Guitars! Such talented folks. Libby's recipe is the one i use too. I love seeing the rooms in your house. (many of your photos are close-up, usually.) It's so colorful and bright -- happy like you. Glad your family Thanksgiving was so good!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your home and family pictures Dear Pompom, that pie factory looks SO good. Best wishes love Julie xxxxx

Shannon said...

You have such a cozy, happy looking home! And I wish I could have taken a slice of that lemon pie off your hands... :)

Julia said...

Wow, that's a lot of beautiful yummy pies. You had lots of people at your house and i'm sure they really went fast.
You house looks very family friendly and you have a beautiful family.