Perhaps living in San Francisco has turned us into foodies, but Joel and I started our Thanksgiving prep last night. Part of me thinks this is just what adults do to pull off holidays – work your butt off every night to make it happen! I am baking 6 pies for three different events this year, so last night I did all the crusts and 2 of the pies.
Kids, study your math, and pay attention in chemistry. Otherwise, when you go to make three times as much pumpkin pie batter, you might accidentely end up with at least two extra pies. Wait, MORE PIE is actually not a problem. Okay then, carry on, and if you’re my friend, prepare to eat pie at every event you’ve invited me to (this morning’s playdate to the Exploratorium is no exception – I will be packing pie!)
Good baking music is hard to find. I usually go straight for Motown, but this year I’m changing it up a bit, which this playlist reflects, including some songs about the gratitude and change that I posted about yesterday. The first song is a current favorite of my three year old daughter’s, and when she asks for it she says, “Mama, sing ‘Grandma Send Cookies’”. Which completely cracks me up because they never mention grandmothers, and neither of her grandmothers have ever sent her cookies, but I totally know what she means.
Anyway, here’s a playlist for those of you needing to work out the old rolling pin this week – have fun, and don’t shirk on the butter!