Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving, we had dinner at my American friend Mandy's place. It was my first real Thanksgiving since 2006 and I loved it! She made an amazing turkey, with mashed potatoes & gravy, bread stuffing, and roast potatoes. One of the other guests brought a really great butternut squash soup for the starter, served with some homemade bread that Mandy & her French housemate had baked. For desserts, I'd brought pecan and pumpkin pies, plus someone brought a chocolate yule log and another person brought flapjacks (which are not pancakes, they're like an oatmeal-based bar cookie). The pecan pie turned out so well--Mandy said it was the best pecan pie she'd ever had, and the French housemate loved it, too!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

Here's the pecan pie recipe--very easy to make, very sugary & delicious

* 1 cup light brown sugar
* 1/4 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup butter
* 2 eggs
* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix well. Last add the milk, vanilla and nuts.
3. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until done.

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