Posts tagged ‘thanksgiving’

November 25, 2011

Day 14

Apple & Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving leftovers two-fer. Pie is another food that I make all the time but would never dream of eating. Apple pie breaks the first commandment–Thou Shalt Not Eat Cooked Fruit–and adds a scoop of texture nightmare. Pumpkin is the one-two punch of texture and questionable color. But putting all that aside, I tried both specimens. The flavors were fine, helped along by my friend cinnamon, but there’s really no getting over the mouth feel. The apple is a weird combination of mushy/firm and the pumpkin is a creamy mess. Bottom line: I see no reason to ever eat another slice of pie. At least not the post-meal-treat variety.

November 24, 2011

Day 13

Butternut Squash/Rutabaga:

Thanksgiving two-fer. My mother insists on making mounds of these every year, even though they’re barely touched amidst the more decadent turkey-day offerings. I always thought they were just there for color, but it turns out both veggies are pretty good.