Pumpkin Pie is one of America’s favorite pies. With the abundance of holidays this time of year, it is no wonder why it is the peak consumption period for pumpkin pie. The dessert has become a dessert tradition for many families and households during the holiday seasons. Today is National Pumpkin Pie Day.
I not sure if I can remember a Thanksgiving or Christmas without pumpkin pie. It seems as though it is a requirement for any sort of gathering after mid to late November. I won’t complain though, pumpkin pie is probably my favorite type of pie, closely followed by my father’s pecan pie. I even enjoy a nice pumpkin pie milkshake when I can find them.
We were fortunate enough to celebrate today’s unofficial with our family. Brittany and I woke up this morning, and after getting ready for the day, exchanged stockings before starting to prep for our annual Christmas brunch with our immediate family. After eating and exchanging gifts we came got ready to visit some family at my grandmother’s house. Earlier in the morning we alerted my parents on today’s holiday. We were going to bring a pumpkin pie with us to my grandmother’s but my father informed us he was planning on making a homemade pumpkin pie. Of course we didn’t argue with him, homemade is always better than a pre-made frozen food right? After everyone overstuffed themselves at dinner, we all gathered in the living room to take it easy for about 45 minutes before it was time for dessert. Three types of cookies, two different pies, whipped cream; it couldn’t have been any better. The pumpkin pie however was the dish everyone kept raving about though. Thanks Dad!
Tomorrow we will continue our gluttonous feast and consume even more sweets. Tomorrow is National Candy Cane Day.