November 26, 2005

Do You Hear That Thump?

Yeah, that would be my beloved Grandma, rolling over in her grave.

I cannot believe my luck. As I mentioned earlier, my Thanksgiving is Sunday. So tonite I'm making pies, doing eggs, making the cranberry salad and finishing the relish tray.

The problem? My oven. It has bad baking rays. Seriously. They don't bake evenly and it's harder than hell to make anything turn our right.

So I did my pumpkin pie first. Single crust - no big deal. Yeah - well It ain't pretty but it's pumpkin pie. I just had to bake it a lot longer than usual. So I wait a bit then put in the double crust dark sweet cherry pie. That would be the problem child (so to speak). I used my handy dandy pie crust shield and I had to bake and bake and bake. Ok - I expected that after the pumpkin. So finally it's far enough along that I can take the shield off. Well - the evil baking rays must have been laying in wait. Damn....It's not bad - but it's not my pie.

So - it's 11:30 and I'm just finishing up cleaning up a bit. I can only hope the damn oven cooperates tomorrow.

But I've never had a problem with my pies. Ever. Grandma would be so ashamed.

Posted by Tammi at November 26, 2005 11:15 PM

I forgot to tell my Dad about the baking rays!!!

He told me something interesting this past Thanksgiving. One of his pies had overcooked, even though he had his pie crust shield on. If he put the pie on the baking sheet, he didn't get the overdoneness under the shield that he still gets if he doesn't use a baking sheet.

He went into the whole heat dispersment thing... basically I do believe he was talking 'baking rays'. ;-)

Posted by: Bou at November 27, 2005 10:12 PM