We are off this afternoon to visit family for Thanksgiving Canadian style. Since living in Canada I have accepted that the holiday here, is very different then the States. It just doesn't seem as important here. Oh well, the way I look at it, I get to celebrate twice....which means I get turkey and pies twice.
My most favorite part about Thanksgiving is making pies. I enjoy the process of making them, smelling them in the oven and then eating them. I also like tradition. This year I plan to get all the cousins to make a notebook page (yes I am a homeschooler) of the things they are thankful for....then year after year compile them in a notebook. It should be such fun when they grow up to look through those as a family.
Hope you have a great weekend....I will be making pies and eating turkey.
This is my favorite no fail pie pastry ...if anyone wants to try a pie this weekend.
5 cups flour
1 cup margarine
1 cup lard (forgive me...I was born in the southern USA)
1/2 baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 cup COLD water
Combine the flour, salt and baking powder then add margarine and lard. Blend in with fork or your fingers till crumbling. Add vinegar and 1 cup COLD water and form into dough. This makes 5-6 individual crust at a time. Roll on floured surface and make your pie. I form the left over into balls enough for individual crust and freeze. Defrost and roll for you next pie!