We had the meal at our house this year. We usually do. Turkey in a bag, as usual. But this year Tim and I made the Pumpkin Pies! Neither of us have ever made a real pie before and this is as close to real as we could get for a first try. We bought the crust, so I guess we cheated a little, but still - we did it! It turned out okay. We did a deep dish and a regular dish. The deep dish is the only one I have tasted and even though it was okay, I've tasted better. Next pie we make will be with our own crust.
I am slowly making friends with my kitchen. Now that I have reorganized the cupboards it is much easier to work in. I have caught myself actually enjoying it! Tomorrow or Sunday we are doing our second big "shopping for storage" trip. I got some money for my birthday and have decided to buy a food dehydrator. Dried foods keep longer and better, and in less space. I also want to buy a water bath canner but I really need a winter coat so what's a girl to do???? Oh well, the canner can wait.