Saturday, November 29, 2008
Homemade love is more than something sewn or crafted. For me, it's the joy that comes from being with my family and seeing the joy of life they get from the things I do for them. Like baking pumpkin pie. It's a big favorite in our house. And pecan pie! I could not find my pie plates this year and only was able to make the one pie. Even went to Wal-Mart on Thanksgiving day to find more plates and had no luck! Sold out!
My granddaughter finally got to taste whipped topping today on her 15 month birthday. She never made it to the homemade pumpkin pie that I made, but she definitely enjoyed the topping. This probably is one of my most favorite images from any Thanksgiving in years. Though it was the day after, it still was T-day related because of the pie. Some of the other images do have her in it and not just her little hand. Many are a soft focus, on purpose, as I was going for a faux vintage look.
The pie is a recipe I've made for years, Pennsylvannia pumpkin pie. It will go in a self-published cookbook I'm making through blurb after the holidays. It's mostly going to be filled with lots of beautiful images of food and some favorite recipes.
What is it that is homemade love for you during the holidays? Share your little stories on my comments page!