We'll have a mincemeat pie and a pumpkin pie.
Why mincemeat? see this link - http://dinnerattheosbornes.blogspot.com/2010/09/grandma-streckers-old-fashioned-mince.html Or because I want to.
Why pumpkin? Because my darling step grand daughter wants it. Not just pumpkin pie, but pumpkin pie with Cool Whip. Not some fancy version that is being pushed on Food network. Just basic pumpkin pie with Cool Whip. And by golly, that's what she is getting. I'll use the Libby's pumpkin recipe, not because it is fabulous, but because it is satisfying. Actually, I make a pretty decent pumpkin cheese cake which I clipped out of Gourmet magazine some years ago, but we'll save that for another year.
"What is shortening?" says my lovely girl. "Well, It's kind of like oil," I say. "Oil?" says my brilliant girl. "Uiooooooo!"