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As American as Apple Pie!


Anyone who knows me, knows that I am far from a domestic goddess. I don't sew or bake or do anything remotely practical with my hands. This weekend, however, my friends and I are having a bit of a 'Thanksgiving' party, for absolutely no reason. Basically, my friend DC has an empty house for a few weeks, and this is his only weekend off between now and Christmas (yay, working in retail! \o/), so he wanted a bit of a get-together. Initially he suggested a Christmas party, but it's way too early to be getting festive, so we found a silly, Christmas-like alternative; Thanksgiving! The food is similar to a traditional Christmas dinner, with added corn, sweet potato and... apple pie!

I've never baked a pie before. Hell, I've never baked anything before. The brandy is as much to steady my nerves as it is to add taste to the filling. The recipe says the whole affair will be 'moderately easy', so we'll see how that goes. Fortunately, DC is a bit of a master chef himself, so I'm sure he'll swoop to my aid if I end up embroiled in a floury, appley disaster. Wish me luck!



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Nov. 9th, 2012 12:18 pm (UTC)
As an American, I must say I am extremely amused by this. :)
Nov. 9th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
I have ALWAYS wanted to celebrate a proper Thanksgiving! I clearly need to invade some unsuspecting American's house one November. Any holiday that largely involves Eating Loads Of Great Food sounds alright by me!
Nov. 9th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
You'll know you've done it correctly if you have enough leftovers for turkey sandwiches for at LEAST one full week (this includes being sent home with that much food from the house of whoever is hosting), and a food coma that lasts up to 2 days. You will likely feel regret about how much you've eaten, but you won't actually *care* because it was just that awesome.

Oh, and it's pretty traditional to watch E.T. the same day. I don't know why. It's just always on for Thanksgiving. It's also traditional to get into extremely heated discussions with your loved ones about what your favorite sports team is doing, and how you'd like to hammer some sense into their stupid heads (I don't generally engage in this). Nothing will actually come of it, though... because of your food coma.

Edited at 2012-11-09 03:11 pm (UTC)
Nov. 9th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Special gender notes:
As a woman, it is unacceptable for your food coma to prevent you from waking up no later than 5am the next day to start your Christmas shopping. You may strategize and plan with other women present at your Thanksgiving dinner, though it is generally considered poor taste to do so until after the dinner itself, when the men in the group are likely yelling at the tv about their sports teams.
Nov. 9th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hahaha this was all hilarious. God I would LOVE to brave those sales someday, I've seen Youtube vloggers take on the masses and I think I'd have such a blast if I could find anywhere to park :P

I eagerly await my foodcoma! Other than sports, Thanksgiving sounds a hell of a lot like Christmas. We even have Boxing Day sales (though they are not half as insane as black friday stuff). Christmas is more about cheesy movies (ET, check!) and Doctor Who than it is sports. :>

God I love this season sooo much
Nov. 9th, 2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
The secret to baking (when alcohol is at hand) is to swig the alcohol throughout the process. Then if it comes out tasting like crap, you won't notice. |D

Good luck!
Nov. 9th, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Pie is easy!
If you want any tips or tricks, hit me up. :D
I love baking. I've also a caramel sauce you can add to the apple filling that makes it really good.
Nov. 9th, 2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you baked! Caramel sauce sounds gorgeous if you find time to share! I really need to get more crafty in the kitchen, I read a bunch of foody blogs and they all make it look sooo good. <3
Nov. 9th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Oh ya. Love to bake :D
I'll PM you my screen name I use for AIM. Feel free to poke me any time. Just know that I work at home so sometimes I can be a little slow to respond sometimes. <3
Nov. 9th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm gonna be away this weekend but I'll try and be around more on AIM - god I haven't used AIM in agggesss. It'll be a blast of nostalgia!
Nov. 10th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)
No problem :D Also another fun/easy/good pie is peach :D

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