Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Break Day 3

Today was a pie making day for Pie Night tomorrow night at church. I made a pumpkin pie with Eleanor & Zach's help, a cheesecake, and a chocolate pie with Zoe's help. Zoe learned how boring it is to stir the chocolate pie filling and recruited Emily to help, but then I took over because it was almost done. I can never go to pie night with one pie. I love, love, love chocolate pie with a graham cracker crust, so I have to bring one of those, and Matt loves, loves, loves pumpkin pie, so I have to bring one of those, and making these pies puts me in the mood to make a cheesecake, so I throw in one of those with a strawberry topping. Our grocery store doesn't sell my strawberry topping anymore, so Matt will be on the hunt for some tomorrow. I can't have cheesecake without strawberry topping!

Zoe, Emily, & Eleanor are on a new chore schedule this week. They each have a room that they are responsible to keep clean throughout the day. Today, Zoe cleaned the kitchen, Emily cleaned the living room, and Eleanor cleaned the bedroom. They were happy that they only had to tidy their own area and when they were done they could have free time. They each did their share of work and their first day with this schedule went very well.

7 comments:

Ave said...

Good for you for buying new clothes. I bet you can get some great deals right now. With this crappy economy think about the after Christmas sales!

Mike & Mal said...

That's how it is in our house at Thanksgiving. Mum makes her favorite (pecan), and a favorite for each of us kids (which covers pumpkin, apple, lemon meringue, chocolate pudding, and cherry). And if she has the means (which she doesn't in Saipan) she makes strawberry-rhubarb and mincemeat (which is dad's favorite). She also makes two of the classics just 'cause they're classics, so we get another pumpkin, another apple, and another pecan. It gets ridiculous after that.

Leah in Iowa said...

Wow - sounds to me like you had a pie-baking marathon day. Good for you! I'm sure they'll all be delicious!

Just stopped by to read your Giving Thanks list. You must be doing one per day. Good idea! Glad your day was great with kids and chores! =)

Kris said...

Yum... I wish I could come to pie night :)

MJ said...

Pie Night!!! Ah, I miss Pie Night!

Janae said...

You guys are staying very busy for your break! All of the pies sounds perfectly delicious:)
I have the same problem when making pie...there are always at least ten that sound so yummy...have fun at pie night!

Dawn said...

Sounds like a busy day in your kitchen.

I like the idea of putting each girl in charge of one room - I'll have to be sure Kristen reads that idea.

Have you been over to her latest post?