Time to be thankful

 Awaiting our friends to celebrate the year’s end

Took a minute to walk through my community, around the block, at the bend,

Reflected on events, challenges that attempted to steal my breath

Thought about the meaning of life and the inevitability of death,

We are here, but for seconds, so folk embrace your time

Laugh together, hug that baby, take that flight, drink that wine.

Thankful, I am, to place this beautiful pecan pie on our oak tree table,

Thankful, for my health, everything is stable.

Thankful that I have made a few folk smile

Thankful that I have jogging shoes

to run another mile.

A blessed year to everyone!

Pecan Pie Kwanzaa Version

3 bags of pecans, cracked, halved, scrutinized, and partially chopped(remove all pieces of nut shell)  to be continued, gotta go and eat New Year Eve’s Dinner)

Prepared pie crust(saves a bit of time)

2-3 T butter, melted or room temperature

Pinch salt

1/2 cup Domino’s brown sugar

1/2 cup Karo Corn Syrup

3 eggs lightly beaten

Vanilla and Caramel flavoring

1 can Condensed milk(simmer for two hours in warm water bath)(Place can in a pot of hot water, cover with lid…let simmer for two hours…the aluminum can will pucker at top)….After two hours, take can out carefully, and let cool(about an hour)…


Take pie crust out and let unthaw.

Mix eggs, sugar, butter and a bit of the corn syrup in bowl until smooth…Add a dash of vanilla.  Place prepared pecans in bottom of pie crust shell, pour liquid over the pecans, place in preheated oven…let bake 45-50 minutes until liquid portion appears thickened…test with toothpick.

In a pot, add rest of corn syrup, sugar, caramel flavoring and (*optional,  a bit of chili powder), let cook, but stir,  until it bubbles….should not bubble over pot..continue stirring and keep an eye on it. Open cooled condensed milk can, pour into pan, and whisk..If it is not thick, add a bit of cream….pour condensed milk mixture to caramel mixture on stove…simmer a bit…..When pie in oven has reached the 55 minute mark, open oven, pull out pecan pie, pour caramel mixture over pecan pie, return to oven, bake 10 more minutes, take out, let cool.  Voila,  yum yum!!!


About whenquiet

A child of God, opinionated, survivor, eloquent, elegant, exquisite bohemian, and humble, loving life and shining light to those who are in the shadow.
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2 Responses to Time to be thankful

  1. b r says:

    Gorgeous thoughts & inspiring post. Plus, a recipe 🙂 If only I weren’t allergic to pecans.


  2. whenquiet says:

    Thanks typewriterpoetry..¨…Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh…..Sorry you are allergic to pecans…are you allergic to all nuts? If not, you can substitute walnuts.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog….:-)

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