Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Simply put, I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. Give me a slice of chocolate pie, or slide pecan pie my way any day; but pumpkin pie I just do not care for. I know it's a traditional part of the American version of Thankgiving. I know that a lot of you believe it's sacrilegious for me to admit I dislike it. But I have a feeling there are a lot of you out there nodding your head in agreement. That's where these bars come in. Add a bit of cream cheese, pecans and oatmeal and you have something so far beyond plain ol' pumpkin pie it's almost unbelievable. Thus, these bars are my offering to my family's Thanksgiving table this year.
I have so very much to be thankful for this year that it's hard to express my thankfulness! My family is healthy. I still have a job. My marriage is strong. I have a beautiful son who makes my heart smile. I have a roof over my head, dinner on the table, and chocolate in my candy dish! I have a large group of friends, and an extended family that means the world to me. And I have this blog - this little piece of the Internet - which has brought me so much joy and so many new friends. All of these things and more I am thankful for. And with that I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Pumpkin Pie Bars by Joy the Baker (I obviously left off the topping to at least create the traditional effect that pumpkin pie brings to the Thanksgiving table!)