Happy Thanksgiving, or as I like to Call it — “Pie Day”

by Katy on November 24, 2011 · 14 comments

Today, like every day I am thankful for  many things. For the health which I take for granted, my family, the ability to earn a living, a roof over my head, sale ingredients for pie and my own ability to turn those ingredients into wedges of perfection. (I stocked up on 5-pound bags of Bob’s Red Mill flour for $2 and one-pound packages of butter for $1.25 this week!)

May your day be filed with good food and delicious company. And pie. Never forget the pie.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

jude November 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

What kinds of pie did you make? Pumpkin and chocolate cream pie over here.


Katy November 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

Two pumpkin pies, one apple pie and a marbled pumpkin cheesecake.

And there’s only ten of us!



mike crosby November 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Katy, and thank you for your blog.

Btw, I bought a bag of whole wheat flour at the grocery store and it costed $5. I’m still bummed about that purchase. I didn’t know that I overpaid, but I’m pretty sure I did.


Linda H. November 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I had the best toll house pie I have ever had today. Delish. Happy Thanksgiving to you!


Lucy November 24, 2011 at 5:56 pm

A small town near me has Pie Day every year – but not in November. Check it out at http://www.pieday.com/


Diane C November 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Butter for 1.25/lb. How? Where? The best I’ve seen is 2.16 at Costco. For a price like that, I’d even brave Black Friday traffic.


Erin November 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hey diane, at our Fred meyer, they had the challenge butter on sale $2, plus you combine it with the $.75 off coupon that was on a lot of the boxes, and you get your cheap butter.


Katy November 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

Yup. That was the deal.



That Other Jean November 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Nope, we didn’t forget the pie. Happy Thanksgiving!


chris November 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

Hi Katy,
My brother in law had a piece of pumkin pie, a piece of fourless choc cake, 2 scoops of ice cream, and all covered with whip cream, and no trouble finishing it. I was impressed.

Thanks again for feeding our kitties!



jenn November 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Katy: Just wanted to be sure that you knew that the flour in the WinCo bulk section (and most of the other ingredients in their bulk section) were Bob’s Red Mill. 🙂 This way, you won’t have to wait for another sale.

Happy Day After Turkey Day!

Jenn (also from PDX)


Madeline November 27, 2011 at 7:28 am

Really,I could just forget everything else and go straight to the pie.In fact, for the week after thanksgiving that’s just about what i do–pie for breakfast, pie for supper…


Ann November 27, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Pie making has brought my husband’s siblings (& spouses) closer together…we meet at our house on “Thanksgiving eve” and make more pies than anyone can ever eat (we made 9 this year…one for each one of us plus a spare!) and have IN N Out burgers and good red wine. We laugh and tell stories of their mom, who would always say (without fail…over and over and over again): “Oh! Looks like I made too much…well, I’d rather have too much than not enough!” Good times. Happy Thanksgiving, all.


Barb @ 1SentenceDiary November 28, 2011 at 7:28 am

We had 2 pumpkin pies and a chocolate creme pie. Delicious! My brother bought them from a personal friend who has a small part-time baking business. Yummy!

And I’ll admit, after making turkey, gravy, stuffing, veggies, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, salad, and appetizers, it was really nice to have homemade-tasting pie without the work!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.


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