It’s been a bumper crop for pumpkin farmers this year. Everywhere you look the orange-ribbed squashes and their fellow gourds are on doorsteps, tabletops and desktops. But in addition to being eye-catchers, pumpkins are also part of the upcoming holiday feasting.
And VNA is taking full advantage of the pumpkin popularity for its 7th Annual Power of Pie. Of course, the traditional pumpkin pie will once again be joined by pecan pies, but there’s still another pumpkin offering added this year — The World’s Best Homemade Pumpkin Bread! From a recipe that is more guarded than Coca-Cola’s secret formula, this loaf is made with traditional fall flavors including cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pumpkin, of course.
The pies and bread are being provided by area restaurants and chefs including 3015 at Trinity Groves, Bisous-Bisous Patisserie, Bresnan Bread and Pastry, Brook Hollow Golf Club, Cafe Momentum, Collin College, Empire Baking Company, Haute Sweets Patisserie, Knife, Lakewood Country Club, Norma’s Cafe, Oddfellows, Tarrant County College, The Preston of the Park Cities, The Sweet Life Chef, Uncle Willie’s Pies and Wolfgang Puck Catering.
According to VNA President/CEO Katherine Krause, “For many of our clients, the holidays are difficult. I’m grateful to the members of the culinary community who donate their time and talent to this beloved event, as well as our generous supporters for ensuring the holidays are a special and memorable time for our clients.”
And the too-often-forgotten pie is the Zero Calorie Pie that you don’t even need to pick up, eat, gain weight or wash the plate.
The pies are going for $25 and the loaves are $12 each.
Here’s a thought. Why not order a few of the pies, pick ’em up and deliver them to friends and family on Thanksgiving eve?
Orders must be placed by Monday, November 18, with pick-up locations in Dallas Collin and Denton counties on Tuesday, November 26, and Wednesday, November 27, just before turkey day.
All proceeds from the pie-athon will benefit comfort and care for senior neighbors through Meals on Wheels, Hospice and Palliative Care.
* Photo courtesy of VNA