NB: This entry isn't really GW-related; more of a nod to all my American readers.
I love having a wife who's (a) American and (b) a great pastry cook, for yesterday was the fabled 4th of July! Yes folks, that's right: not only does Kate make me cracking scenery and objective markers, she also makes a mean selection of American foodstuffs, rammed with sugary and cinnamonny goodness.
For those of you in the UK whose only engagement with 4th of July is occasional Will Smith movies, it's celebrated in a way largely similar to that in which we 'celebrate' Guy Fawkes' Night, in that there are no cards/presents/greetings/holiday etc, but a lot of fireworks and jollity. It's more anti-British than anti-Papacy, but at least you don't get kids begging in the streets.
Now I know that 4th of July doesn't usually carry with it the trappings of Thanksgiving food, but Kate was really keen to cook one last big meal in our little house before we leave for the badlands of South Devon, so it seemed an ideal opportunity to merge one with the other (us Brits scarely know the difference anyway) and an ideal excuse for PIE! Hoorah!
So...here are two of the pies (sadly no pics from the whole spread) and hopefully I might even be able to post up my next finished unit tonight, as I may have a couple of hours spare in which to finish it!
Cheers for indulging me, and for your patience,