And because this is Thursday.
Okay, Homeschoolers, can anyone tell me what is big, round, orange and related to zucchini?
Yes, You on the left. Good answer. That’s right. It’s our good friend, Mr. Pumpkin.
Pumpkins are easy to find this time of year. They are favorites of decorators and turkeys alike. The first because, the fruit we ignore the other nine months of the year, is a simple way to remind people who’ve just awakened from a coma that this is indeed Autumn. And the second, because both are passive but vital holiday participants.
Yes, neither the turkey nor the pumpkin have read the fine print on the invitation.
We love Mr. Pumpkin, because he shows up year after year.
You’ll recognize him by his rotund and wrinkled appearance.
You’ll find him at every holiday party.
Mr. Pumpkin is welcome at every echelon of society.
The celebration is not complete without him.
He depends heavily on others to support his good taste.
He is a trusting soul.
He has no idea he’s being used. It’s a story that’s as old as time itself.
Like Samson and Delilah, Mr. Pumpkin goes with the one with a few flakes and a lot of crust.
NEVER FAIL PIE CRUST
3c. sifted flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
5T. cold water
Blend together flour, salt, and shortening. Mix together egg, water and vinegar.
Add all at once into flour mixture. Mix and proceed as for any crust.
Makes two double crust pies or four baked shells.
This is real flaky and keeps well in the refrigerator until needed.
This is my mother’s recipe for pie crust. I just found out last year why it’s called that.
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