The next morning, the kids watched Mommy unroll some refrigerated pie dough and helped press it into the pie plate. A little while later, while our pre-baked pie shell cooled, everyone gathered around the kitchen island to make the filling. First Mommy read the directions on the can of pumpkin puree, and then we all got a chance to smell the spices. Lucy didn't like the cinnamon, but Jude thought it smelled like "yummy smoothies!"
|Smelling the cinnamon|
After everyone got a whiff or two, Mommy measured the dry ingredients and let everyone help to mix them all up. Then it was time to beat the eggs! Obliterating the yolks was Isaac's favorite part:
|Beating the eggs|
After everyone had a turn with the eggs, Mommy added the pumpkin puree, and we took turns stirring our little hearts out:
|Mixing in the pumpkin puree|
|Too many cooks in the kitchen?|
When the filling was ready, Mommy poured it into the pie shell and stuck it in the oven to bake while we napped. A couple of hours later, we woke up and—ta-da!
|Admiring our pie!|
Everyone was excited to eat the pie, but reviews were mixed. Jude loved it:
Dahlia tried it, but immediately spit it into her hand:
And Isaac and Lucy played it safe by eating only the whipped topping:
Oh, well! I guess that just means more pie for Mommy and Daddy, right? Can't complain about that!
* Thanks to Play At Home Mom for inspiring me to try making pie with my 3-year-olds!