Thursday, November 12, 2009

Preparing for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be upon us before we know it! A time to reflect on our blessings...
As I type and prepare this post, I am thankful that I'm dry and warm. We have had showers, remnants of Ida, since Tuesday. Fortunately, we haven't experienced the flooding locally that was anticipated. Although, I hope other areas faired as well. But boy, is it wet and dreary!!! ...the perfect weather to stay inside and plan for THANKSGIVING.

Below is recipe for a pie that I recently discovered at Webster's Manor, in Mullins, SC. ....Buttermilk Pie. It's so delicious, it has to be a sin! :) I don't have their recipe, but found this one in "Sweets, a collection of soul food desserts and memories," by Patty Piner. {Great book by the way!} I intend on trying it for Thanksgiving. Maybe you'd like to add it to your menu....

Buttermilk Pie
1 unbaked 9" pie crust
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, salt, and nutmeg. Mix thoroughly. In another large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the buttermilk, butter, and vanilla extract to the beaten eggs. Gradually add the buttermilk mixture to the sugar mixture. Blend well. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
Sorry the color of the pictures isn't too great. The weather and indoor lighting was not cooperating. You might remember this wood basket from previous post. I found it a yard sale in the spring of '08, for $1.50. It was a strawberry basket, made by the seller's grandmother out of scrap lumber and a tree branch, for the sole purpose of picking strawberries in the fields. Of course I didn't know her, or even her family, but it has certainly become a treasure to full of character.

"For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!"
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Psalm 107:1 (NIV)
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever."
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heartnsoulcooking said...

I love to bake with buttermilk and a pie made with it sounds GREAT!!!

Amelia said...

Thanks for sharing the pie it is good tasting. The thanksgiving centerpiece is so pretty...everything just seems to blens so well.

We do have many things for which we should thank our dear Lord for...namely his son Jesus who died on the cross for our sins.

Take care...sing pretty in church on Sunday.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

AMEN, Amelia! Couldn't agree with you more! :)

ellen b said...

What a great centerpiece and the pie sounds great. I hope you continue in your warmth and staying dry. Blessings!!


Hi Rhonda,
I haven't heard of a buttermilk pie before...yummy...
Your centerpiece is awesome and what a sweet story about the homemade basket.
Deb :)

onlymehere said...

I see your beautiful table and get so inspired but do I ever take the time to do this? No, I guess I'm just lazy or something. Your home does speak of warmth and coziness and love and I do love how you can decorate. I am truly thankful this year for so much, friends like you included. You brighten my day!

Beth at Aunties said...

This sounds yummy. I have never heard of Buttermilk pie.
It will be fun to try something new:)
I too am so grateful for our MANY blessings.

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, your table is so lovely. I have always herd of buttermilk pie but have never tasted one. I may just have to try this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

o, Scooter..thanks for this recipe...I LOVE Buttermilk fact, ANYthing is better if you use buttermilk...biscuits, cornbread to name a couple! :O)
hugs, bj

Tootsie said...

I have never even heard of a buttermilk pie...but it does sound good....I may just have to make me one!

Monogram Queen said...

Buttermilk pie is one of my favorites!
I am coveting your pilgrims! They are what I need!!! Beautiful!

ButterYum said...

I can't wait to try this pie... sounds so comforting. Nothing like good ole home cooking to satisfy the soul!


SmilingSally said...

I've heard of buttermilk pie, but I've never tried it. I'm sure I'd like it too much!

Your table decor is delightfully done. Thanks, Rhonda.

Mary said...

What a lovely table! The pie sounds wonderful and as I'm a fan of custard pies we'll be trying your recipe soon.

Debbie @ said...

hi Rhonda! I've missed chatting with you! We too are preparing for the big day with lots of relatives..hopefully all will make it home for the Holiday meal. I too am thinking of scrunching up some fabric for my centerpieces...I need 3 for the 3 long tables. I love how you did really looks beautiful. I hope you are doing great!

Its So Very Cheri said...

This sounds Yummy. I have a vinegar pie that I like. We do pies for Thanksgiving and then do lots of specialty cookies for Christmas.


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful post, Rhonda!

The pies sound delish!

Beverly said...

Rhonda, your table looks so pretty. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.

Um! Buttermilk Pie! Yum! I'll have to bake one for my family.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda! I just love your pilgrim people! So pretty and give such a warm cozy feel! Not even thinking about Thanksgiving but I better start!lol Have a great weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

jeanne said...

Hello Rhonda, Mmmm buttermilk pie sounds so good. I have never eaten it but I would like a piece right now.

Your Thanksgiving pilgrims are darling. You have them displayed so well. A beautiful centerpiece. I love a pretty table anytime,but Thanksgiving and Christmas just needs to be special.

Anita said...

Your Thanksgiving table looks beautiful! The pie sounds delicious too!

Melissa Wertz said...

Looks like a great recipe! I have never heard of buttermilk pie, but have heard it is wonderful. Will have to try it.

Adrienne said...

I just had to stop and visit when I saw your doggie (for obvious reasons) Our doggies could be related...

Picket said...

Morning Scooter!!! Beautiful post and I love the strawberry picking basket and the history that goes with it...what a beautiful treasure! The table looks so pretty and that recipe sounds delicious! I was unpacking some more things the other day and found the beautiful tassel you made and sent to me last year....hankie moment hit many emotions and so much going on right now..these last two months have really wore me down but I am so thankful mama & daddy are doing so much better..I have missed my blogging friends so much and just finding that sweet treasure made my day!

In case I don't get by here before then I want to wish you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving my dear friend..I count you as one of my many blessings in this life...take care ya ~Picket~

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda,
Long time no visit....How are ya? I can't believe Thanksgiving is a week from today but I am excited for the Holiday season to kick in.

P.S. I am under a new blog name.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda, love this post! That recipe sounds delicious, too. I can't believe y'all got hit by that storm. We needed the rain here! Oh, well.

Love to you and Happy Thanksgiving...


Sheila :-)