This year, I decided to contribute to help out with dinner. My father does most of the cooking and baking. Well, me and my older brother decided to ease dad's work. My brother handles the turkey and I handle the desserts. This year I made 5 pies. 2 pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, and peach pie. It was alot of fun making the pies and I had mom help out since I was doing alot to make the other pies.
After hours of baking and getting food ready. The whole family got together, pray, and eat. Usually, people just sit and eat. Well, my family likes to have fun. We talk while we dine. We laugh and enjoy each other's company and giving compliments on the food, including my pie. Well, here's the result of which pie was the best. Turns out that my homemade pecan pie was the best pie that my family ever had. Pumpkin and peach tied in second place. My little brother really enjoy the peaches and said I did a good job. But he really like the pecan. My older brother loves the pecan so much that he had three slices of it. The pumpkin was good too. Until, it came down to the apple pie. My older brother and dad had the first slice of apple pie. When they took a bite out of it, dad made this sour like taste and ask me if I put sugar in it. I was like, ' Yeah. I did.' Jr. than said that he concurred. So, I decided to taste because I know I did the recipe right. When I took a bite, my face just cringe horribly. It was so salty and sour that I couldn't chew it. I spit it out and threw it in the garbage. Jr. didn't feel too bad since he saw my expression on my face that I didn't like it. It tasted really salted but it was so sour. I thought I mixed up the sugar with salt. After, thinking for a while I came to a conclusion of what really happen. I told dad, I did put sugar in it but mom was handling the apples. She put way too much lemon juice in the apples. And dad told mom to put lemon juice in it so it wouldn't brown, but he didn't state how much lemon to put in the apples. I have the pictures of the pies I made but I need a cord to upload them. I have to say, the apple pie came out really great when you look at it. But when it comes down to eating it, its like eating lemon pie without the other ingredients to dum down the sourness in the lemons.
But overall, Thanksgiving was great and the family had a great time. This will be a memory that I will cherished forever. Well, sis said, ' The food is only a memory when it leaves you.' Hehehe. Unfortunately, for the apple pie it did left a memory but it didn't leave through me. It went straight into a garbage bin. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving dinner. Can't wait to do it again! Which I will, when Christmas comes around. PECAN PIE FOR EVERYBODY!