I made a few pumpkin pies which is super easy. It consists of a can of pumpkin, a can of evaporated milk, sugar, eggs, and spices. I mixed together the dry ingredients first - the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Then mixed in the pumpkin to that. On the side, in a separate bowl, I whisked together two eggs. I added that to the mixture and then added the evaporated milk. I mixed all together and poured it in to the pie crust. I baked at 400 for 20 min and then 35 min at 350. My mom also made two apple pies and two blueberry pies, which are just as easy except for the peeling and slicing the apples. Those pies are pictured below.
We then made a few veggie sides like sweet potato/rosemary, a few squashes and a side of roasted carrots. They were all simple and consisted of peeling, dicing, EVOO, salt, pepper, and bake til soft.
My friend Katie came down on Friday and went swimming with the boys both Fri and Sat! The kids absolutely adore her - as I have mentioned in previous posts. Cal was giving us a run for our money, but it all seemed to work out OK. Hahahaha....
Annual leaf raking tradition - this year, Caden and Conor helped in destroying the leaf piles. They sure had fun out there. For such a frigid day, they loved playing outside with Mark, Jim and Uncle Joe!
We decorate some turkey cookies as we waited for dinner! It was way harder than I anticipated, but it was a fun activity for the boys.
Cal, Caden, and Conor's Thanksgiving dinner table!
And the adult Thanksgiving dinner table. I believe the menu consisted of cheddar/broccoli soup, cornbread/pumpkin muffins, turkey, squash, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn, cranberry sauce, and boiled onions! My mom grew up with my Grandmother making these boiled onions. They are SO easy. You literally peel the onion and boil it to prep it. Then add them to a roasting dish prior to serving with a little butter, salt, and pepper. They are such a great addition to any meal. Everything was delicious. Thanks to my in-laws, Irene and Tom for hosting!
Now it wouldn't be a trip to Cape Cod if we didn't make it to the beach!