Wednesday, April 09, 2008

ha! fooled ya!


(glorious pumpkin pie by Missus Potsblog)
When I lived in Chicago, people I worked with ate something at Thanksgiving I had never heard of: sweet potato pie, a recipe from, I think, parts of the deep south. They were suspicious of this thing I was used to, pumpkin pie. That has nothing to do with this, really, but Missus Potsblog and her family routinely make many pumpkin pies in the fall because it was their grandmother's favorite. I wanted one for my birthday, and the missus made a brilliant and beautiful pair of pies, VEGAN, dairy-free, can you believe it? We found a recipe for a soy and pumpkin pie that is delicious.
Pumpkin Pie is, if you can believe it, my pet name for my wife (yeow! secret's out!)
So, my mom and dad are visiting yesterday, and I dish this out with soy ice cream on it, and FOOLED them! Ha! They never guessed it was made with soy. That's tasty.

9 comments:

Susan as herself said...

I love both sweet potato pie AND pumkin pie. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Although I always associate them with the fall for some reason. Interesting to have it in spring!

gr said...

it is a fall thing but we are anarcho-punks and eat pumpkin pie in the spring too, HA!

Gordo said...

Gary, my Mom discovered the secret to incredible pumpkin pie when I was a kid: don't use pumpkin. Butternut squash. The water content is a fraction of pumpkin, so you get the same (better!) flavour and it's not running down your chin. Kids don't steal them out of your garden, either. LOL

gr said...

oh ho! thanks Gord!

Greg said...

I've never has sweet potatoe pie! As a kid I hated eating them things.. I like em now.. hmm I guess it's time to track down a recipe or two eh?

oh and thanks for the tidbit gordo. I am typically not one for making desserts (well maybe my peanut butter pie but that's different), but these sound yummy

gr said...

peanut butter pie, yeow!

ML said...

We often had squash pie at Thanksgiving, rather than the usual punkin! As a child I viewed it with great suspicion, but the conversion was immediate with the first bit. And speaking of 'nutty' pies, try really living it up and make a macadamia nut pie. To die for, literally! But worth it, or almost.

Knight said...

That looks delicious!

kcinnova said...

Pumpkin Pie as a dessert/breakfast should be a year-round treat. Yum!
I had a friend who only ate Kosher, and she regulary made her pumpkin pie with soymilk.
When one of my boys was allergic to both dairy and soy (yeah, it was a rough couple of years) I used almond milk instead. The cornbread was wonderful... the pumpkin pie, not so good.