Earlier in the month I received my Food Network magazine. I love this magazine, and I like to try at least one recipe per issue. I am not a cook by any means of the word, but I do like to dabble and pretend I know what I am doing.
This month was the Thanksgiving issue. I looked through the magazine and gawked at all the pictures. At some point I decided that I wanted to offer something to our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is done at my parent’s house and my grandparent’s house. I don’t think a turkey has even seen the inside of my kitchen, so I figured it was about time I brought something to the table, literally.
For some reason I decided to try my hand at a pie. I have never tried to make a pie in my life, so why did I all of a sudden decide I wanted to make one? I don’t know. I think those darn Food Network editors do a great job on the pictures in their magazines and they lured me in. I’m not even making a traditional Thanksgiving pie. I decided to try a Coconut-Macadamia Pie. I’m crazy I know, and on a no sugar diet, so score one for me and my stupid ideas.
First things first, I had to buy my ingredients. Luckily, I had most of them (flour, vanilla, eggs), but macadamia nuts… those things are expensive! I couldn’t believe a bag of nuts was almost $5.00. I chugged on and grabbed them. I will also note that I am very happy that there is pre-made pie crust out there. That would have been a huge mess that I would not have wanted to clean.
Once I got home, I laid out the ingredients, threw it together, and popped it in the oven. 325 degrees and 50 minutes later a beautiful pie was born. Now, I just hope it will keep until Thursday…
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