Well, first, you should remember that Nicaraguans do not celebrate Thanksgiving. This is an American holiday. At times, it is a little like swimming upstream....for example, the number of cans of Libby's Pumpkin are limited...and I failed to find a can this year. So, I decided to use AYOTE. Ayote is a local squash that is very similar to pumpkin. Despite the outcries of my children claiming that I could essentially ruin the pie eating experience by using ayote, I forged ahead and prepared the "pumpkin."
|First, I boiled it...because it is as hard as a rock.|
|Then, into the blender.|
|Now, I have my "pumpkin" puree.|
|Thankful for my Pampered Chef chopper thingy.|
Of course, lest we forget our sense of humor...why not get your septic tank pumped on Thanksgiving morning.
....you send your wonderful husband to the grocery store to buy a new can. It is now, that you are glad that it isn't a national holiday in the country and stores are open. (Although, it sounds like stores stay open in the U.S. now too. Hmmmm.)
On with the story...the pumpkin (ayote) pie turned out lovely and tasted like pumpkin pie...because AGAIN...it is the spices we taste not the squash. And yes, I made my children say, "Oh, Mom, you were right! We were wrong. It tastes just like pumpkin pie!"
|Gratitude. Todah. Yadah. Thanks. Appreciation. Eucharistos.|