Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pies and Cakes

From that title, you'd think we were having a lot of sweets around here. Actually, no. Dessert is a rarity, not a regular course.

The pie was Chicken Pot Pie. I don't have a recipe. I confess I used Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup in this one. Plus leftover chicken and frozen mixed veg. Add some herbs and no one knows. Shh, don't tell.

But the crust was from scratch because I would hear about it from Frank if I cheated on that! Pie crust is cheap to make and so easy in the food processor! That is Frank's blue pie pan under all that pie.

The cake was Cheesecake, made for my father-in-law's 88th birthday. I gave him a choice, of which cheesecake was one of 3 options. The other two were pies, but when the time came to make it I went with the familiar. No one complained about this either.

Soon it will be time for Thanksgiving pies! We are having a very small dinner, so probably only one pie. I think pumpkin will win.  No recipe secrets there -- use the recipe on the back of the can!

Although I have made some pretty scrumptious pumpkin cheesecakes. So who knows?

I always have canned pumpkin in the cupboard now, because it was recommended for Homer's issues and the other cats decided they liked it too. So now they all get a spoonful of pumpkin in their dinner. Homer would probably eat a bit of pumpkin pie if it was offered. He's not shy about asking for cheesecake, since he is fan of cream cheese.

What's on your pie or cake menu for the holiday?


Gary's third pottery blog said...

cats like pumpkin?!

Karen Jensen said...

I was thinking of doing some baked apples and berries or a crustless pie. You know. I'm being good this week.

Common Household Mom said...

That is a beautiful looking chicken pot pie!

For Thanksgiving, my brother has already made and will bring 3 pies: pecan, peach-blueberry, and pumpkin. I have made an apple pie, and plan to make another apple pie and a second pumpkin pie, but I'm thinking of making that one low-fat, which probably means (gasp) no crust. Can you guess that we are a pie-loving family?

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Pumpkin pie, although, like Karen, I won't be having any. I'm gonna enjoy the photos though!

Cassi said...

I think I'm going to just make a traditional pumpkin pie this year --since it's just the three of us, we just need one. But I'm going to plan to make a cheesecake over Christmas --that's my favorite dessert ever, and I haven't made one in years.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

That's how we make chicken pot pie here, too (although I don't own a food processor, so the crust is mixed by hand... er, fork).
Pumpkin pie is always on the menu and welcome any time of year, so I'll probably make 3 of those plus perhaps an apple pie. I think there will be 8 or 9 or 12 of us -- it's hard to tell with this family, but pie is always good for breakfast. Maybe Cleo agrees?
Homer has good taste!