Sunday, October 28, 2012

We Went to a Pumpkin Patch

And no, I did not bring a camera to document my child running excitedly through a corn maze or hugging an enormous pumpkin.  Because I am obviously a failure as a mommy blogger.  Not that it would have mattered if I had had my camera, because Cubby did neither of those things, instead preferring to run over and over again to the tractor that we forbade him to climb on and attempt to start.

We thought that maybe wouldn't have been so popular with the couple running the place, to see a two-year-old driving their tractor.


While we were there, A. saw the pie pumpkins and was seized with an immediate longing for pumpkin pie.  So he bought two of the pie pumpkins.  When we got home, he cooked one in the oven.  After dinner, he made a pumpkin pie. Just like that.

He's never made pumpkin pie before, but since any idiot can follow a recipe, and A. is most certainly not an idiot, he used the Joy of Cooking recipe for the filling.  The MiL helped him make a crust for it using almond flour, so there wouldn't be any evil gluten lurking in his beloved pie.  And there it was: a pumpkin pie, courtesy of A.

You just never do know what that man will do next.


Phoo-D said...

Making pie is an excellent skill for a man to have. =) How are you guys expecting to fare with the big storm coming through? Hoping you just get a mild amount of rain and wind.

Anonymous said...

Now just see what you've done. Suddenly, I will not be able to wait until Thanksgiving to have some pumpkin pie. I believe tomorrow (Monday) is some sort of pumpkin pie holiday, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Another piemaker to carry on the family holiday (or any old time) tradition of a surfeit of pies. Way to go, A.!

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

I just made a pumpkin cheesecake. B/C I can and wanted to and had the pie pumpkins from OUR trek to the [overcrowded] pumpkin patch [never again].

My H was a baker for, like, 6 years, and NEVER made me a pie! Your man deserves a hardy slap on the ass for that one!

FinnyKnits said...

Bless that man. I hope you got to enjoy some of that pie because I know a certain someone who might go through all of that and then eat the pie all by himself.