Turkey Day 2009...this will be a long post! We kicked off the festivities on Wednesday. Wednesday was official "pie making" day, which my husband was 100% in charge of because he makes great pie! We had a special request for his specialty...Kentucky Derby Pie. We also decided to make Peanut Butter Pie. Doesn't he look cute in his apron? I could just pinch his cheeks! Ladies, you should get your man an apron! Below is a picture of Avery pretending to lick the PB Pie. To all the relatives that ate a piece of that pie...I promise she didn't actually lick it (at least I don't think so)!
Look at these beauties! If you haven't had Derby pie made by my husband, than you haven't lived! I stayed far away from the kitchen when Matthew and Avery were making pies. I heard a lot of screaming, arguing, and general craziness (this is typical behavior during father/daughter activities). I didn't intervene until I heard Avery say, "Dad, can I lick the bowl?" I paused to wait for Matthew to tell her no, but he didn't. Normally we would tell her to lick away, but our derby pie has bourbon in it!! I yelled, "Don't let her lick the bowl...there's bourbon in there!" My husband said, "Oh yeah." Although later, my sister-in-law said that a little bourbon may actually help Avery to take a nap (she hasn't napped in two years).
Disclaimer- Neither us or my sister-in-law would really give our children alcohol. That's a joke, people!
My sister-in-law brought it to my attention that I only photograph her while she is eating desserts. Case in point....to the left is her eating right out of the pie pan BEFORE our Thanksgiving meal. To the right is her eating a ginormous tiramisu at Mama Carolla's a few months ago. I can't help snapping photos of her eating desserts. She is so darn cute while doing it! Why is it that pictures of skinny people eating enormous desserts are "cute"? If I posted a pic of myself eating out of the pie pan, you all would be like, "Dang girl, put that pie pan down!"