Gobble, gobble, gobble

Grandma Kc wrote this on November 25th, 2010 15 Replies

It is so much more fun to bake a pecan pie with the help of your 6-year-old granddaughter then it is to bake that pie alone! Amara spent the night with us last night and this morning was Thanksgiving project time! We had three projects planned.

Amara with her hair tied back to bakeThe first was to make the pecan pie that I had promised to send with Amara to Thanksgiving dinner for Grandpa Lee. He loves pecan pie and I bet this one will be the best one he ever had. It may not be the prettiest pie but it is filled with lots of love. Amara helps her Mom cook and she has helped me before but this was extra special. I made her find all of the ingredients in the cupboards. She didn’t know what Karo syrup was but I spelled it for her and she had fun finding it; lots of fun cracking the eggs and she did a great job. She carefully measured all of the ingredients and stirred everything by hand while I held the bowl. Of course, she had the most fun rolling out the pie dough! She even had fun just pretending she was rolling out dough after the crust was already in the pan! Did I mention she looked super cute wearing one of the new aprons her Mommy just made for me? (click her picture) I was wearing the other one. Once we got the pie in the oven we were on to our next project…

Amara created a turkey out of a pumpkin

…turning our little pumpkin into a turkey! Amara loves doing crafts and I had read about this one on Grandma Lizzie’s blog. Last weekend I had printed out some tail feathers for her to color and cut out. She wanted to know what color she should make the tail feathers and I told her it was her turkey and it could look anyway she wanted it to. She gave it beautiful red and purple feathers — some even have a pattern.

Amara turned Grandpa into a turkey

Today we finished assembling our turkey. This was so much fun and involved lots of silliness! Amara even put tail feathers and a waddle on Grandpa Richard! It really turned out cute. She is going to give it to her other Grandpa who has been sick and is in the hospital. This will help to brighten Grandpa Jay’s room; we hope he feels better soon.

Lastly, we made our candy corn plant — another great idea I found on Grandma Lizzie’s blog. Amara had so much fun making the flowers and running all of the broken pieces of candy corn to Grandpa Richard who was working in the office. Amara lost her first top tooth this week so she had lots of fun making a tooth out of candy corn! More giggles! I had painted the pot for her earlier in the week so all we had to do was make the flowers and put them in the pot. She is taking this one to Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Judi and Grandpa Lee’s.

Candy Corn Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

The kids will be here on Saturday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Amara’s Mom and Dad love having Turkey Tetrazinni so that is what we will have. I may have to make another pecan pie – this time for Grandpa Richard. It sure won’t be as much fun as making this one was.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Karo Pie

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

15 thoughts on “Gobble, gobble, gobble

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Hi Barb! It is so good to see you again. I don’t have any pecan pie but I did make 2 loaves of Pumpkin Bread with raisins and walnuts. Goes great with coffee if you want to stop by! Hope all is well. Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Sandy Siegel

    What a great way to spend Thanksgiving morning! Amara’s projects turned out great! And with all that love, I’m sure the pie was a big hit, too! Love you, big sister!! xoxo

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Dear Baby Sister, Now that Mom has taught you how to make pie crust could you teach me? Then I’ll teach Amara? Jenna is pretty good at it but it isn’t her favorite thing either. Mom’s were so yummy! xoxoxo

  2. Susan Adcox

    I did have help from one granddaughter to make one of my pies, and it was by far the most fun of all the cooking I did for Thanksgiving. Your pie looks delicious, by the way!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Since we get to have Thanksgiving with the kids at our house this year, I’m betting Amara would help me make you a Kay-ro nut pie! And I promise to get plain vanilla!

  3. Sally Kabak

    Love the photo of Amara, children look so cute when they have lost their front teeth.

    Pecan pie, yum, can’t get it in New Zealand. Would love to make one for Norman. Can you please share your recipe with me?

  4. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Amara looks so precious in the apron and joking around with turkey Grampy. I’ve never attempted a pecan pie. Not sure I ever should since I would surely eat the whole darn thing myself. Yum. Much love in this post, especially considering mentions of so many grandpas who surely adore that always adorable Amara. Thank you for sharing in the GRAND Social, my friend!

  5. Vicki Valenta

    Pecan pie is my specialty. I have to take it for every holiday. I can’t wait for Our Little Princesses to help me bake one some day. The oldest one already helps her mom cook. We’ve just never been together when I was baking pies.

    I love all the crafts. Last time I took care of Our Princesses, we made turkeys out of pine cones and felt.


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