I decided that it would not be good for me to just brood today.
So I got busy and made some pie crusts:
I have gotten alot of butternut squash out of Certain Man’s garden, and some of them were starting to look a little worse for wear. So I brought in three of them and baked them:
I scrub them really well, cut them in half, then put them cut side down on a buttered baking sheet. I bake them at about 325 for maybe an hour or an hour and a half until they are done. I let them cool just a little, and then scoop out the soft insides, and run them through my little food mill. If the pulp appears to be really juicy, I put it into a strainer and let some of the juice run off. I have a recipe for pumpkin pie from my Sweet Mama that I always make with butternut squash, and the recipe makes two pies.
I have been decorating for Autumn, and burning nice smelling candles, but when pumpkin pies are baking, there is no use for candles that smell good.
I am anxious for lunch tomorrow.
My Sweet Mama is home from Pennsylvania
after being gone almost three weeks.
Lem and Jessica are in Delaware for a wedding
and the table will be full.
Thank God for families and friends.
But I have a Rachel shaped hole in my heart that isn’t much helped by pumpkin pie.
Or sweet smelling candles or busy hands.
Ah, my Rachel Janie, it is very empty without you!