It’s the day before Thanksgiving and it rained all day. And as I left work at noon and headed to Costco to pick up a few things that I saved for the last minute (in the name of freshness!), I wondered, am I crazy?!

It was a little crazy, but I expected crowds and lines so it wasn’t too bad.

Once home with all the loot, I put on some Christmas songs (why not?) and baked pies! I made lemon meringue, apple and pear minis, and pumpkin. All classics, but I got creative with the crust embellishments. I did a braided crust on the lemon, leaves for the pumpkin, and all different things for the minis.

Cleaned the house and now I’m waiting for my house guests to arrive!