Hi friends, do you bake pies for the Holidays?
My Christmas guests enjoyed the Chocolate Pecan Pie that the local grocery store baked special just for me!! I’m just not a baker. I love the smells and the sweetie goodness, but I hate the calories and the temptation to eat all that I bake. I tried baking Doggie biscuits to satisfy that love of precision measuring and all the doggie friends I have gobbled them up and are still waiting for a repeat! So I guess baking is just not my thing. Thankfully, my guests enjoyed the pie and I enjoyed serving a stress free dessert!
Shiny Pie Pans No More!
One problem with a store bought pie is the shiny silver pans they use. So, to make my pie look it’s best it needed to be dressed up a little. I didn’t have a white pan, (I’ve added that to my thrift store shopping list) and made do with what I could find. The napkins that I planned to use were the companions to the table cloth my Mom had made when we lived in the Philippines in the 70’s! It seems impossible that I still have all 12 of them. I lined a glass pie pan with one of the vintage napkins and then placed the dessert in the napkin covered pie pan! What an improvement!!
Did you notice the beautiful beaded server? My dear friend Jackie made it for me several years ago and I love having an opportunity to use it. It’s a perfect compliment to my Christmas decorating.
I used some fresh greens in a white pitcher to complete the presentation. Everyone was so taken with the display, I don’t think anyone minded I didn’t do the actual baking. Now if you are a purist, you may frown or scrunch up your nose, but I think you go with your strengths and forget the rest!! I’m much better at making it look pretty than making it taste good!
Sweet Peppermint goodness!
These little peppermints just melt in your mouth and add some nice color to my tray!
My Dad was here for a few days and we had a wonderful time! I’ll be posting some of the projects we worked on a little later!
Until then! Remember to go with your strengths and