When we decide to do something, it has to be big, fun, and involved. Our friend Preston has designated November "Pie-month"--his goal is to make a pie every day this month. We got to sample a few of his pies, and then Christian wanted to get in on the fun. What started as a few guys getting together to make pies while the women-folk attended a Relief Society meeting, turned into 8 adults (6 kids) making 16 pies of various kinds in 4-ish hours. We made 2 each of 3 kinds of banana cream pies, 3 chocolate mousse pies, 4 types of fruit pies, 2 buttermilk pies, and 1 "leftover" pie (i.e. throw anything I can find in the pantry into the extra pie pan).
Some of us were more experienced than others. Quentin was the designated banana-cutter/football game updater
Julianne taught us how to make pretty pie-edges, and introduced us to the buttermilk pie, which is now one of my favorites.She also made a fabulous meringue.
Her husband was the self-designated dish washer (which was great, because after such a crazy day, I probably would have gone to bed without cleaning anything).Preston tackled the banana cream pies, with Annette as his sous chef...
About an hour into it, Annette told us that she didn't really like banana cream pie...(but we do, so thanks for the effort!)
Rachel helped apply the egg wash to one berry pies and helped decorate the tops...The pie-ladies:
The finished pies:
(I know what you're saying...you only count 15! The chocolate mess in the silver bowl was once a chocolate mousse pie, but we dropped it...and served it to the kids)