Saturday, November 24

Exclamation Upon the Discovery That the Expat Shop in The Hague Had a Tin of Pumpkin So I Can Make a Pumpkin Pie for Our Thanksgiving Celebration:

Cool.


Singular Saturday

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(Allison, this title is for you, baby!)

Who is saying it singularly today?

Soccer Mom in Denial

Pumpkin Pie Lover Fourier Analyst

Wholly Burble


18 comments:

  1. hmm....can't you make pumpkin pie from those big orange vegetable balls that are in the stores, often referred to as 'pumpkins'?

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  2. Actually, GB, you can, but it's best to have a PIE pumpkin to use, which they just do not sell in Holland. Hardly a pumpkin to be found around here. And then it's just a lot of hard work to make a pie from "scratch" like that. SO much easier from the tin of pumpkin, believe me. Now, when Jen or Anno weighs in today, they may wax poetic about the beauty of making a pie from a fresh pumpkin, but you must remember that those women are real cooks. Me, I just play at it. The fact that I am making a pie at all is clear indication that one is not available at the store. That of course, being my preferred method of baking anything. :)

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  3. Shouldn't it have been wicked cool?

    Your titles keep getting longer and longer....

    And my very short title and single word is up as well.

    Happy pie eating.

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  4. Delicious! I would never let my husband (designated pumpkin pie baker in our household) know this, but I kind of prefer the canned filling. Hope you all are enjoying yours!

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  5. SMID-
    Wouldn't wicked cool be TWO words?
    I had a much different post in mind, but couldn't resist the looooooong title. Just for you.

    anno-
    hehe. I think that is just terrific. Your secret is safe with me.
    Lekker eten!

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  6. Oh dear goofball just doesn't realise the work that goes into preparing fresh, especially when you try and get all that mush into the right size can so you can use it for the recipe!! Seriously, canned is just so much easier. Only I had to drive about 50 miles and searched 15 or more stores before I snagged the last can in our neighbourhood!!

    Hope yours turns out as good as mine (crust was not as good as I like, but that's 'cuz I couldn't find the frozen pre-made pie shells)!

    Folks just don't understand the lengths us ex-pats will go to for a taste of home!!

    Oh, and as you already discovered, I'm playing too!!

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  7. Oh dear goofball just doesn't realise the work that goes into preparing fresh, especially when you try and get all that mush into the right size can so you can use it for the recipe!! Seriously, canned is just so much easier. Only I had to drive about 50 miles and searched 15 or more stores before I snagged the last can in our neighbourhood!!

    Hope yours turns out as good as mine (crust was not as good as I like, but that's 'cuz I couldn't find the frozen pre-made pie shells)!

    Folks just don't understand the lengths us ex-pats will go to for a taste of home!!

    Oh, and as you already discovered, I'm playing too!!

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  8. Amen, FA! Amen and amen.

    songbird-
    Yippee with a little yahoo thrown in, followed up with a whoop-de-doodle-doo!

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  9. "Wicked" is another word? I think of it as just this thing, like an accessory...

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  10. Wickedsmart of you SMID. I think you are Wickedbrilliant. And wickedbeautiful, wickedwonderful and wickedamazing.

    And look, all of those words look a little like dutch. Maybe you're wickedbilingual and you didn't even know it?

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  11. lisaspice of wonderSun Nov 25, 04:19:00 AM 2007

    Ian, Ian , we want Ian

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  12. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration! It's hard to do without pumpkin pie.

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  13. Tip for all expats in The Netherlands:
    Kelly's Expat Shopping - The Hague

    www.kellys-expat-shopping.nl

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  14. can you buy already made pie crusts in the netherlands????

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  15. Not that I have ever found, at least not what I've been looking for. Occasionally I have seen mix or a similar type pastry at the expat shops. But those are pricey. Generally, I make my own. And squish it into a tart dish, since I have no pie plate!

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