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We plan to get up early on Saturday, run a half marathon, organize our closet according to color and prepare a six course gourmet dinner for our 20 closest friends.
Yeah, not so much.
In reality, we plan to make chili, watch the Hogs game and test out pie recipes in preparation for Thanksgiving. We're incredibly ambitious on the weekends, you see.
But about the actual making of those aforementioned pies...
I need help, y'all.
I've attempted a pie once. It was nothing short of a trainwreck. I mean the crust burned, filling was oozing out the top, the smoke detector was going off...pretty much, it was a smashing failure.
(I'd recount all the gory details, but I'm pretty sure I've blocked it out of my mind. I like to think of it as Post-Traumatic Culinary Disaster Stress Disorder.)
Or PTCDSD, a brief and easy to remember acronym.
Anywho, when the fams were discussing where the Thanksgiving festivities would be held this year, I , the naive newlywed, proudly raised my hand, ready to tackle the duties of holiday hostessing. But now, well, I'm kind freakin'.
Stephen purchased a turkey fryer from Amazon last week and my mom-in-law is making rolls. My dear momma has volunteered to come up a day early and help me prepare sides and such. But the one, lingering dark spot over my head are those darn pies...
I'm good with cakes, better with brownies and have been known to kick booty at cookies. But it seems that anything requiring making and rolling dough are just...welll...hard.
So here's where you come in...
I need y'all to email me some pie recipes. Pumpkin, strawberry, peanut butter, sweet potato, whatever and whathaveyou. Just send it.
What do you get for this? Well, a fabulous little gift. I'm not sure yet, because I haven't bought it. (The picture of thought and preparedness, I am.)
But it will be fabulous. You can bet your Kate Spade slingbacks on that.
Anywho, I'll pick the top 3 pie recipes, post them on here and have y'all vote on which is your favorite. This may require you to actually make the 3 pies. Or you can just vote on which is the prettiest. The recipe that gets the most votes, get a gift from moi.
To keep this contest fair, the judge will be my husband. He doesn't know who in the Sam Hill any of y'all are, so he'll be very diplomatic about the whole ordeal. I'll even blindfold him, if it would make y'all feel better.
Ready, set....EMAIL YOUR PIE RECIPIES!!
Be blessed, lovelies-