Thursday, November 17, 2011

What Do You Think Thursdays with The Skinny Scoop: The Tale of the Coconut Cream Pie and Thanksgiving

I’ve been busy this week. Here’s my links to my Macomb Patch and Whole Living posts. Let me know what you think.

One week until Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving. There is awesome food, yet without all the pressure of Christmas. Win!

To be truthful, I have never hosted Thanksgiving. I am seriously considering it since I have been working on my aversion to raw poultry. Even though I have yet to host Thanksgiving, I like to think that I pull my weight in the contributions that I make to the meal.

My specialty (by default) is desserts. I like to focus on the classics: I make an incredible pumpkin pie courtesy of the recipe found on the Libby pumpkin can, and I make the most luscious coconut cream pie you have ever tasted. (My secret is the Jell-O Cook N’ Serve pudding).

What? Coconut cream pie isn’t considered a Thanksgiving classic in your home? Seriously?

Well, it wasn’t until recently that I even liked pumpkin pie. And apple pie? I just don’t think I’ll ever like apple pie. The texture is just gross.

In the spirit of recognizing and accepting my individuality, my mom made me coconut cream pies for Thanksgiving. How awesome is that? I wasn’t to be left out of the festivities because I didn’t like The Official Desserts of Thanksgiving. I wasn’t criticized for not fitting into the apple pie box or pumpkin pie box.

Coconut cream pie symbolizes that I was heard.

And seriously? What is there not to like about coconut cream pie? Its sweetened coconut swirled together with creamy vanilla pudding is heavenly. The toasted coconut on top of a mound of whip cream is simply divine.

Except that Thomas and Marie don’t like it. I think it has something to do with the texture . . . which I totally understand because I repulsed by apple pie.

To continue the legacy of recognizing and accepting individuality, I am honoring Marie’s request to make chocolate chip cookies.

They may not seem like the obvious choice for Thanksgiving, but I’m sure that neither did coconut cream pie. But after thirty some years later, coconut cream pie is synonymous with Thanksgiving.

And now I’m sure that chocolate chip cookies will be, too.

So let me ask you this:

Have a great weekend!


Michelle said...

I totally get the texture thing with apple pie. Totally. Our dessert tradition is pumpkin cheesecake. But really, any occasion is an occasion for cheesecake of some sort :)

New York Mama said...

Pumpkin pie is my ALL TIME FAVORITE!!! We often have all types of desserts for Thanksgiving. If we are having Thanksgiving at our house, we often invite others to come by for dessert. This year we're expecting 25 to 30 people over for dessert, so will have a large variety of desserts! I will make sure to have 2 pumpkin pies!!! <3

RealMommyChron said...

This is crazy, but I am not so sure I have ever had coconut cream pie...and I LOVE coconut.

So, can you please make me one??

Thanks a bunch! ;)

Mommy on the Spot said...

Michelle, if you are down, we need to work out an exchange. Pumpkin cheesecake sounds amazing!

Mommy on the Spot said...

New York Mama, I think you need to add a coconut cream pie to your dessert spread. Just sayin' :)

Mommy on the Spot said...

Real Mommy Chron, the making it is the easy part. Now sending it, that might pose a problem.

Christy said...

I say serve what you like. Didn't the Peanuts gang eat popcorn and jelly beans and toast? I blame Peppermint Patty. Ps, I do love coconut cream pie.

Mommy on the Spot said...

Christy, that was exactly what they ate! Peppermint Patty was just too demanding of poor Charlie Brown, don't you think?