This holiday season my goal is to simplify a bit and remember to be in the moment more and actually enjoy the season. The holidays have become so complicated & commercial that Mr. Indie Fixx and I have made a decision to scale back and get back to a more old-timey way of celebrating. We are buying less gifts, making homemade decorations and plan on spending more time with family among other changes.
In this spirit, I called up my 84 year old Grandmom and asked her to come over a bake pies with me today. I don’t normally make pies…crust is not my friend, so I did have an ulterior motive in that I wanted her to teach me how to make crust. She was totally okay with that.;)
We made her Southern Pecan Pie, which she has been making for more than 70 years. It’s a very simple recipe, the real key to it is lots of pecans and as GMom puts it, “don’t play with the crust.”