Time to start baking!
The house is clean. The laundry is done. The groceries are bought and put away. Now it's time for fun!!
I love holiday baking.
Before I start the desserts, I need to bake my family's favorite coffee cake to be enjoyed Thanksgiving morning while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I hear cheers from the crowd!
The pumpkin pies are next ~ my husband's very favorite food in the whole world! If I'm running low on time, I will use a frozen pie crust. I know it isn't homemade but to me they are delicious and easy. The recipe I use for the pumpkin custard is an old family recipe from my husband's side of the family. I love the smell of the nutmeg and cloves as the pies bake. It is hard not to just cut a slice to eat right out of the oven but the pies must cool and be saved for tomorrow.
While the pumpkin pies are baking, let's start a fruit pie. Not everyone loves pumpkin pie (Shocking I know!!!)! I want to have options. Some years I bake apple or blueberry apple or cranberry apple. They are all delicious.
Are you doing any baking for Thanksgiving? If so, what are you baking?
*I could use help from these little mice today! Brambly Hedge illustration by Jill Barklem.*