Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thinkin...

Say something NICE to a VETERAN today...

Okey Dokey... here is the deal.... Fur your Thanksgiving Post(s)... I'm thinkin of doing them all together in ONE POST... We are gonna do BOTH thingys. Thank You MINNA KREBS fur wanting to do this. She is gonna hostess the Thanksgiving Gotcha / Adoption stories and I (Frankie Furter) amd gonna host the ... What I want to Buy my Mom & (or) Dad fur Christmas... and WHY... thingy. THIS will be a HOOOOOOGE HOOT!!!
The adoption stories will knock your collars off, let me tell you.
I am hoping that the Parent Pressie thingy will be Fun and yet Thoughtful. I mean look at one of the thingys I am wanting to get for my dad... Practical Pressie if there ever was one... BeanO is Just what he needs... Christmas Ham and Broccoli at the same meal??? yuck!
Now with the Parent Pressie thingy... you don't need to settle for just One or Two... perfect gifts.. I mean you can really Shop til you Drop on this one... After all it is just your LIST... not Everything you think of HAS to be bought. hehehe Creative Gifts are the bestest of all you know.

Now then this is my gifty to YOU... it is my mom's favoritest and bestest PIE CRUST RECIPE
She says you can run over this one with a Mac Truck and still be able to eat it... NOT like the ones she USED to make... We are STILL using those for stepping stones in the yard.

4 1/2 cups all purpose WHITE flour
2 tsp. Salt
4 tsp. Sugar
1 3/4 Cup Shortening Put in large bowl and use MIXER to blend until crumbly
Add: 1 egg 1 Tablespoon white vinegar and 1/2 cup water.
MIX with the MIXER...
My mom has a KitchenAid Stand mixer.. she does it with that, butt a hand mixer will work. DON'T worry... you won't hurt the dough. Mom mixes it on #3 for about 3 mins. it will take a tiny bit longer with a hand mixer.

once it is all in a big GLOB... dump it out and divide it into two Globs. Each Glob will make a DOUBLE CRUST PIE OR... two (2) single crust ones. NOW... wrap each glob in Saran Wrap/Plastic Wrap stuff and put them in a zipper bag and ... throw them in the freezer!! YEP you heard me right. They CAN be used fresh butt are much better if they have been frozen for at least 24 hours. They will keep in the freezer for up to a year! hahaha AS IF...
when you want a pie(s) take out a glob and let it thaw... NOT unwrapped. It usually takes an hour. While that is thawing you can get the filling ready.
(Now sometimes mom makes 4 globs so that she can do just one pumpkin or (Puddles' Favorite PeeCan). That way she still has 3 globs frozen for another day.
Bake at 400 degrees 45-55 mins.. Or as Your recipe tells you. My mom never uses recipes for anything except the crust. heheehe We call them her Surprise Pies.. you never know how they will taste. BOL BaaaaWaaaah.
Butt the ONE thingy you CAN count on is that this Crust recipe WILL work and you can't mess it up... unless you don't measure right... which mom did do once. Hoooooowwwwwllll was that one ever funny. She has not made that mistake in 3 years.
NOW THEN... my favorite is Milkbone Custard pie... butt she hardly every makes that one.
1. Get your Adoption Story ready to post on T-Day
2. Get your Parent Pressie (And WHY) list ready to post on T-Day
3. Get your mom to get the crusts made and in the freezer.. Maybe she will make a PeeCan or Milkbone Custard for you. If not... Pumpkin or Apple will work too. We can have BOTH of those.
PeeS..... be sure to tell ALL of your furends about #'s 1 & 2 above... EVERYBUDDY is welcome to play!!!!! The MORE the Merrier... and I ought to know about the merrier thingy.. I'm married up with TWO gorgeous gals.
Now for the mostest Special PeeCan pie recipe... go see Puddles.


Kari in WeHo said...

I am a terribly pie crust maker but I will try it again!


Mack said...

That milkbone pie sounds awesome! We can't wait for the T-Day excitement!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Great ... thanks for the pie crust recipe. My mom is making an apple pie for T-day. Will defnitely join in the T-day post for the day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

BRUTUS said...

You always come up with fun ideas, Frankie! Sounds like another great one to play along with, count us in!!

Brutus & Carmen

Mr. Pip said...

I am SO excited about both of these Thanksgiving events! Oh, and please do not encourage my mom to bake. She has many skills, but baking is not one of them ... don't even get me started on some of the baking adventures we have had around here - it is not pretty, trust me!

Your pal, Pip

HoundDogMom said...

All these great activites coming up we better get busy. Our Mom makes treats for us but never a milkbone pie. Yum Yum...Can't wait. The Hounddogs

Remington said...

I am so excited for all the cool things during the holidays!

3 doxies said...

Well now dis recipes would be just fine and dandy if my mum actually knews where da kitchen was!
Can you da flour fur Cheeto's?

Marie Callender usually makes our pies just fur us. Her surely does!

So bouts da we do two posts on da same day?


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Our Mom uses her old standby recipe from Better Homes and Gardens, but she think she might have to try this, it would be awesome to have the crust done ahead of time. It takes a long time to make an apple pie from scratch, but would work much better in stages. Thanks for the great idea.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remi said...

Bean-O would be a great giftie for your dad, with his butt-barkers and all. I'm going to have to start thinking about giftie ideas for my mom and dad.

houndstooth said...

We're looking forward to this! I think I can have fun with writing these. I have some ideas!


road-dog-tales said...

Mom is definitely too lazy, um, busy ;) to make that crust. Our pies come already put together. Your Mom sounds like she's very talented in the kitchen - ours not so much.

We're betting the Thanksgiving Day posts will be out of control! In a good way :)

The Road Dogs

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Ohs...Thanksgiving will be fun on top of the food sharing...hmm...we will have to think extra hard what to get our 2 mamas and 1 daddy. Well...daddy will be easy, but the mamas...Well good thing we have over a week to think on it'ums.
Much Luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

5puggums2mamasanddadandhiscat said...

Hi Frankie! We left you a note on our comment section to the "oops"...when we got your comment, we then were reminded about the Holiday X-change and today being the last we added that to the oops section and borrowed the information from you to remind our peeps about it. We just sent the fiestythree our info. By the way, did you win that wreath with the daschie ornaments that was being auctioned off? Whoever won that got a super cool item.
Much luvums,
The Slimmer Puggums
George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

K-9 Katastrophe said...

Hi Frankie! I can't wait for thanksgivin!!!


Sagira said...

My Grandpa used to make the best pie crust... oh how we miss him.

We will be getting our story ready. :)

pam said...

Thanky Frankie (hey that rhymes!!!) fer the recipe. Mommy's gonna try it wif some punkin, yum! and we always git some of the punkin before all the stuffs is mixeded in.

Bobo and Meja

Lorenza said...

Hi, Frankie!
Those are lots of things for T-Day!
I hope I can remember them!
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Frankie...what a hoot!! I'm buyin' Beano for Scruffy...he pawstively reeks every night...yeesch...

That pie crust sounds amazing...vinegar???? Really???

OK...we'll give it a try...

We're holdin' our for a relentlessly hoooooge mango pie...I'm just sayin'...



Benny and Lily said...

That Puddles Pie crusty thing is sounding yummE
Benny & Lily

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
You know that my Mom hates to make pie...what a drag. She has this recipe, but alas, no pie. Sure sounds yummy! Dad votes for peecan.
Grr and a Hungry Woof,

sprinkles said...

I'm lazy -- I prefer to just buy a premade pie crust! Actually, I've never made a pie. But if I were going to, that's what I'd do.