Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pies and Thanksgiving


Makes Three Coconut Pies have been a tradition in our family since the mid 1970s when we were stationed at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. I think I got the recipe out of a church or community cookbook. It is a delicious recipe that is so simple to make. My husband made these yesterday. The only thing he didn't do that I usually do is re-flute the frozen pie shells so the slices are a bit easier to remove from the pan. He made pecan pies too. I've started using Dear Abby's recipe for pecan pies. The only things I do differently than her recipe calls for is that I chop my pecans (I might add a few more too) and I use two regular pie crust. I didn't get pictures of the pecan pies before they were whisked off to the freezer.

Our Thanksgiving meal will be a bit simpler this year. Frank is doing the cooking.

Our main dish will be pulled pork. I usually have Frank brown a boston butt on the grill and then I cook it 10 hours on low in the slow cooker. I add seasonings (onion, garlic, cumin, Lawry Seasoned Salt, pepper... sometimes garden peppers) to the meat. When the meat is cooked it is so tender and pulls apart easily. I put it in a large roasting pan and pull the meat apart.... removing the bits of fat as I pull the meat. Then I remove the bits of onion from the meat broth and stir it into the meat. I then add some of the broth and keep mixing it into the meat until it is very moist, but not soupy. I taste to see if it needs anything. It can be served with your favorite sauce, but I prefer to just eat the meat with no sauce. I put sauce on the table for those that like sauce and I have sandwich buns for those that prefer the meat in a sandwich.

Side dishes of Sweet Tater Casserole and green bean casserole and whatever else my dear husband wants to cook.

Did I mention how much I love my husband... He is the greatest!

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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. -- Meister Eckhart


  1. Zaroga those pies look delectable. The crust looks so beautiful too! I think it's fun sometimes to have something else for Thanksgiving or Christmas other than a Turkey. Your husband sounds like a great cook. You must have taught him well. ;)

  2. Wow, those pies look great. Both of our sons did their basic training at Fort Sill. That was one of the nicest Forts we have been to.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Thank you for stopping by my Blog! See you do something I don't like, Cook, LOL! I do recipe cards though, you should let me teach you how, just let me know.

  4. A hubby that cooks..the dream of this woman for sure..take care and have a wonderful thanksgiving...

  5. Love your quote (I'm going to add it to my quote page). How nice to have a helping hand! Thank God for GOOD hubbies:) Your pies look yummy, and the pulled pork sounds to die for! (I'm afraid I would be eating it as I pulled it:)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  6. Hi Zaroga, Pie sounds great. I hope your surgery is a success. And make your life perfect. I am glad I can give you a virtual ride. But sorry it makes you miss one your self. I look at the aussie blogs to see there gardens grow. It helps me to get through lack of mine for now. I am trying all I can to fight the winter blues. Thanks for all your kinds words.
    Big hug.


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