Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

On the Monday prior to Thanksgiving we had a second warm day giving us a break from the bitter cold that we had experienced earlier in the week. Thank goodness because I think that I have had to run my heat more this November than in the last ten years here. So that small two day break was welcome.

The sunrise was glorious that morning, but I was too occupied with the grandkids to catch any photos. Later on, the wind was very strong…we had gusts of 50 mph. or more all afternoon. I had a lot of roof shingles in my yard!

I did get out there to catch some pre-sunset photos :

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My oldest is home from St. Louis for Thanksgiving week. He is staying with my middle son ( I have 3 ) since the spare bed there is more comfortable than my couch.  On Thanksgiving, I cooked my turkey early, then made gravy, and took it down there for turkey / gravy sandwiches at lunchtime.

Later on they had friends over and the menu consisted of ribs, cornbread, salad, sweet potato fries and then one of the guys was frying up some deer meat…it tasted delicious! My youngest brought his little puppy over and I enjoyed playing fetch with him…he’d chase the ball clear across the room and end up sliding on the slippery floor in the end; too cute.

This was not the ‘real’ Thanksgiving dinner…that will be on Friday.

On Friday some 20+ people will gather for a traditional dinner of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and so on…my son plans to wrap his turkey in bacon, then fry up the bacon to use with collard greens.

The oldest is making the stuffing. He says this is the best stuffing recipe he’s ever had. I am looking forward to trying it. He had several loaves of Italian bread cut up and drying. I know that the recipe has red peppers, onions, sausage, celery, basil and oregano and cooking wine…we made broth for it from the turkey neck and giblets yesterday. Not sure if there is anything else in the recipe but I’ll find out later.

I still have half of my own turkey meat here, ( after using some for those hot sandwiches-w-gravy yesterday ) and that will go towards a few pot pies and soup over the weekend. I think that I look forward to the soup more than anything. As soon as the meat’s off my turkey all of those bones and bits go into a pot for the first stage of broth-making. I did that yesterday.  This morning I’ll skim the fat off of the top and go on to the second stage with the vegetables and later on some rice or noodles.

And the other wonderful thing about Thanksgiving is pumpkin pie for breakfast. I am not sure if any of you do that but I love it :)

If you haven’t made pot pies in awhile I posted a recipe on Wednesday; it’s  tried and true, and best of all, easy! :)

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16 Responses to Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

  1. Mimi says:

    Yes! I just knew you were a kindred spirit! I got up excited this morning because I could have pumpkin pie with my coffee. :-)

    Beautiful pictures. Enjoy your big feast…and your pumpkin pie for breakfast!

  2. Karen says:

    I am having pie this morning also. My turkey has already been in the pot and I think a turkey soup is in the plan for supper tonight – all family will have left and it will be just the two of us – I think a quite meal is in order – I know I will be spending the day cleaning house.

  3. Karen says:

    if you could post the Italian stuffing recipe – it sounds interesting!

  4. Margie Miller says:

    I copied down your turkey pot pie recipe and will use it Monday.

  5. Nita says:

    I could see myself making a pumpkin pie just so I could eat it for breakfast…I’ve done it with pizza, after all!

  6. Debbie H says:

    Oh yes I eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Just finished a piece with coffee as I read your post. Cold for us Floridians today; high in 60’s. I only made the pies for yesterday but that meant I could have pumpkin for breakfast. I won’t have leftover turkey or carcass so I may have to go by a breast so I can make soup and pot pies. Enjoy your meal.

  7. Stacey says:

    I can absolutely enjoy pumpkin pie for breakfast. Hope y’all have a wonderful real dinner today. :)

  8. You’ve been a woman after my heart for quite a while because pumpkin pie for breakfast sounds like the way to get the day started off on the right foot. :-)

  9. Sally says:

    I love pumpkin pie for breakfast also; unfortunately my great granddaughter and I decided we needed it last night. :)

    How nice that all of you sons are with you this Thanksgiving; one of the best blessings for sure!

    Enjoy your day.

  10. Beautiful, those winter skies! Pumpkin pie for breakfast sounds yummy….

  11. Kim says:

    I eat sugar cookies for breakfast on Christmas morning! Today I made an omelette with leftover mashed potatoes! :)

  12. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Pumpkin pie with Cool Whip that is!!

  13. Surprisingly I am not a sweet eater…I’m a cruncher! But my Mom did make the best pies and I’m sure I ate one for breakfast. I often look forward to the great turkey leftover recipes than main meal. I’ll check out your pot pie recipes since hubs loves them. I just did a post on turkey leftover recipes if your interested.
    Have a great weekend!

  14. Grandma Kc says:

    I love pie for breakfast but since I left all of those and the kids house I had sweet potatoes with pecans for breakfast instead. I love Thanksgiving food!

  15. Susan says:

    Love those pictures! What a beautiful place and time you caught.

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