A Lot of Sweet and A Lot of Savory and a Little Giveaway

Ladies! Y’all are so fun. I just need you to know that when it comes to breaking out all things Christmas, most agree to wait until after Thanksgiving. (Again, no judgement to those that decorate in September. Huge grin.) But, without further ado, here are our 20 pie winners that won completely at random, thanks to random.org. (Also, you’ll see a number by a name, that is the number of your comment which helps identify the winner if there isn’t a first and last name!)

Drum roll please….

14 – Melissa Embry

20 – Mary Lou

36 – Margee

43 – Joanne Swanson

44 – Robin Ballew

73 – Debbie Whitman

110 – Pam T.

222 – Linda Bennett

268 – Amanda C.

305 – Bernadette

335 – Shannon

505 – Tammy Wong

529 – Caroline

589 – Robbie

661 – Landa

734 – Kathy

737 – Tonya Leiva

832 – Ellen Yopp

930 – Sister Lynn

986 – Michele Oates

Congrats, ladies! You’ll be getting an email from me ASAP so that I can get your mailing address! We are so pumped for you. Goodness awaits you, for sure!


*Comments are now closed, ladies! We’ll be back soon with our 20 winners!


I’m not sure if you’ve ever picked up a clue that we are serious about two things around here: Jesus and food.

Man does live on bread, just not bread alone. (I wish you could see the big grin on my face.)

Just last week the Holiday Feast started around the LPM office. A little early if you ask me, but ready or not, we’re about to be bombarded with all manner of treats, and you won’t here one peep or complaint from our lips. There comes a time at LPM when I get serious about my workout regimen, and that’s always around Christmas and Thanksgiving, but regardless if I hit the pavement or not for a quick jog, I certainly enjoy every last bite of deliciousness around here.

When I say the feast started early, what I mean is a sweet friend of the ministry, who also happens to do all of our printing for Tuesday night Bible study (which starts in a little over eight weeks here…egads!), sent us one of our all time favorite pies.

What kind of pie, you might ask? The Brazos Pecan Pie that comes presented in the most fabulous wooden box from Goode Company. Goode Co. is a chain of all sorts of restaurants ranging from hamburgers and seafood, but they’re mainly known for their BBQ, and rightfully so. And they happen to make the world’s most delicious Pecan Pie.

“A decadent balance of sweet and savory” is how they sum it up on their website. Perfection if you ask me!

When I say we devoured the pie last week, I mean that in every sense of the word.

Allow me to share a visual with you.

Devoured. (And, for the record, this picture is as is, no filter.)

We may or may not have topped it off with a little whip crème.

If only we’d of had a little Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream lying around.

(Y’all, I’m salivating right now.)

Last year for Thanksgiving, LPM graciously gifted each staff member with a pie and when I walked in with that little wooden box to my house, you would have thought I walked in with a little Blue Tiffany’s box with diamonds inside. My family knew what the treat they were in for.

(Random Side Note: A couple years ago, my dad made a Mandolin out of said box. It’s true. I’m still impressed.)

Here is a picture of my pie from last year. It was too pretty not to photograph! This is what you’ll be receiving, for real. And believe me, it tastes as good as it looks!

Because the pie is something we all love so much, we decided for the Thanksgiving holiday to share the love with you (and your Thanksgiving table), our Siestas. It feels like the perfect giveaway, does it not?

If we could gift one to everybody, you know we would, but we’re going to give away TWENTY pies! Woohoo!

If you feel so inclined, I have one question for you: I respect those of you who pull out Christmas long before Thanksgiving rolls around, by I personally can only deal with one holiday at a time. I’m all for listening to Christmas music the day of Thanksgiving while decorating the day after. It just feels like a natural progression to me. Plus, there’s something to be said about Thanksgiving and just slowing down to enjoy the day without the hustle and bustle of shopping and wrapping presents.

When the pendulum swings, which side do you land on?

No judgment to those of you that put up your Christmas tree in September. To you I say, to each its own.

Okay, ready, set, let’s here from you! Your name and email address would be so helpful.

I’ll leave comments open for a little over 24 hours and close them tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

We’re SO thankful for you, Siestas. We thank God for you AND we get excited when we talk about you, which is every single day!

Happy Monday!


1,027 Responses to “A Lot of Sweet and A Lot of Savory and a Little Giveaway”

If you'd like your own pic by your comment, go to Gravatar.com. Click the first button "Get your gravatar today ->", and it will walk you through a simple process to select a picture.


  1. 301
    Stephanie says:

    I’m with you, one holiday at a time!

  2. 302
    Joy says:

    Hi ya’ll–here in Knoxville,TN I deck the halls the day after Thanksgiving!

  3. 303
    Dee Dee McGrew says:

    We start listening to Christmas music on Thanksgiving Day and begin decorating and baking Christmas cookies the weekend after Thanksgiving. Can’t wait for the season to begin!!!

  4. 304
    Amy Mason says:

    I’m a really bad baker, so this would be great!! 🙂

  5. 305
    Bernadette says:

    One holiday at a time for us!!! We thoroughly enjoy Thanksgiving day and the feast we share….and we love us some pecan pie…..!!!! blessings all around…..

  6. 306
    Nancy says:

    I am already listening to Christmas music, but you will never see a Christmas decoration up in my house before Thanksgiving! Though I have been so tempted this year since there is such a short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  7. 307
    Shirley says:

    Well, for the first time in 52 years of marriage, we decided last year to leave our tree up for the whole year, so this year it is there and I don’t have the stress of putting it up again this year. My husband is having chemo so the tree has been a treat all year long. My colors are purple and gold with clear lights. Have enjoyed it more after Christmas than during with all the rush. Under the tree are Thomas Kinkade lighted cottages so it is ready for the lights to go on, after Thanksgiving Day this year. Relaxing, not stressful time, as there are many other things to take care of. Blessings to all and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, grateful for so many things this year… Since not all will get a pie, where can we order one????

  8. 308
    Kristi says:

    I have always waited until after Thanksgiving to put up Christmas decorations, but I may do a little decorating ahead of Turkey Day this year. We are traveling for Tgiving and since I just hosted a baby shower some of my usual decorating spots are clean and bare! So – the decorations may start to come up early this year…

  9. 309
    Charlotte says:

    When I was a kid we used to put the tree up on Thanksgiving Day. Now, I decorate the first weekend in December, since we get a live tree.

  10. 310
    Terry says:

    One holiday at a time, PLEASE!!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a beautiful pie!

  11. 311
    Karen says:

    Mr & Mrs Scarecrow AND several pumpkins stay on my front yard til AFTER THANKSGIVING! That’s just the way it should be!!

  12. 312
    Marilyn says:

    yes, me too. One holiday at a time.

  13. 313
    Roberta in Nebraska says:

    Usually one holiday at a time. However this year we put up our tree last night. We will be having our Thanksgiving family dinner the weekend before the holiday this year. Then we plan to be out of town for several days arriving home Dec 1st. I wanted the tree up and decorated so that when we get home I will be ahead of the game! My husband loves pecan pie!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all at LPL

  14. 314
    Jolinda Drake says:

    Definitely just ONE holiday at a time for us! The pecan pie looks simply delightful!! Thanksgiving Blessings to each and everyone! God is truly sooo good!!

  15. 315
    Shana says:

    We choose to savor Thanksgiving but Christmas starts the next day with Christmas music and shopping! The trees go up on the weekend after Thanksgiving! Pecan Pie….yumm! Invites special memories of my grandma!

  16. 316
    Betsy says:

    Thank you for the pie giveaway, that is so much fun! JFYI, I don’t start decorating for Christmas until after celebrating Thanksgiving. 🙂

  17. 317
    Cathy E says:

    I agree with you…Christmas decorating and music waits until the day after Thanksgiving! This year I am really struggling though. Hallmark Channel is to blame – all those sappy Christmas movies have already started. But, I am restraining myself from viewing White Christmas. I never watch it less than three times between Thanksgiving and Christmas!

  18. 318
    Lisa Cater says:

    I put up Christmas decorations after Thanksgiving – try to focus on one holiday at a time

  19. 319

    My four kids are little—trees go up the day after Thanksgiving.
    My four kids are big & gone—trees go up first of November, even October.
    Except this year cause we are remodeling the house where we are staying so I only have one tall tree up.
    Decorating, Celebrating Hope with you all that He is Coming soon. Rev 22:20.
    Fixing eyes not on what is seen but on what is Unseen. II Cor 4:18.
    His Grace is with us. Some days we live in happiness and some days, even this week, we cry in heartache, but we live in Hope and eat Goode pies.
    Merry Christmas!

  20. 320
    Bonnie Sandoval says:

    I am a little old fashioned and prefer to have one celebration at a time…even though I am a Christmas (gift buyer) in July girl!!! My husband and I absolutely love pecan pies…never had a Goode one…sounds perfect…especially since I’m having surgery one week before Thanksgiving. I might not have the energy to up the tree the day after Thanksgiving but I could most definitely enjoy a piece of devious pecan pie on LPM!!! 🙂 Thanks for such a great give away opportunity!!!
    Bonnie B

  21. 321
    Dina says:

    I usually wait until after Thanksgiving but this year I have family here so I am putting the tree up next weekend!! 🙂

  22. 322
    BARBARA JEAN says:

    Thanksgiving is our focus with all 26 of our family members gathered together. Then, and only after the turkey bones have been made into soup do we begin to put our focus on the Christmas Season. Each one is such a blessing.

  23. 323
    Cheri says:

    Pecan Pie is my very favorite! We wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas. I have started my shopping though.

  24. 324
    LeAnn says:

    No focus Christmas until after Thanksgiving!

  25. 325
    Marcia Hicks says:

    Each day goes by so fast and each year seems to zip by so quickly as well. We try and savor each holiday as it comes and live in the moment. My Mom always baked a Pecan Pie for either Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner every year. She died when I was 28, I’ll be 58 in January. Seeing the photo of your pie brought back the memories of us baking them together and how she used to use the recipe on the Karo syrup label! Haven’t made one or eaten on in a very long time……,probably because of all those calories, lol!

  26. 326
    Lori Dixon says:

    Well … we are putting up the tree this weekend! 🙂

  27. 327
    Cary says:

    I love Christmas so the day after Halloween I am ready for Christmas movies, music and shopping. I don’t put my tree up until after Christmas but that’s just so I can leave my pumpkins, scarecrows and leaf stuff up. It’s the most wonderful time of the year !!!

  28. 328
    Andrea Henley says:

    I have two kids under two. This means my Halloween wreath, this year anyway, will most likely still be on my door December 25th. We are eating Thanksgiving dinner on paper plates this year, so we’ll probably have leftover Turkey Day memorabilia on December 25th, as I will gladly accept not having to wash dishes.

    So this year, instead of Christmas pushing out Thanksgiving and fall decor creeping up on Halloween festive ghosts, I think we’ll have the reverse. (Which means, of course, my Christmas stuff will probably still be up on Valentines Day.)


  29. 329
    Melody Baldwin says:

    I can only focus on one holiday at a time! When I was young, everyone waited to put Christmas up after Thanksgiving, even the shops downtown! I miss those days!

  30. 330
    Anne says:

    I love to decorate for Christmas starting the day after Thanksgiving! It takes most of the weekend to get it all done, but so worth it!! The dilemma this year is that I have to work Friday and my son & his family arrive Friday night/Sat morning and we will be celebrating Christmas with them on Nov 30th. Oh and it’s my one year old grandson’s 1st Christmas at our house!! So trying to figure how to get most of the Christmas decorating done between the time the in-laws leave Thursday evening and into Friday before work and more family arrive! LOL at the moment trying to focus on Thanksgiving!!

  31. 331
    Susan says:

    Oh my goodness, this has been a huge topic of conversation in our house this week! I am usually the one who brings out the Christmas boxes after Thanksgiving dinner! Never any earlier than that, but this year is different. We moved to South Texas 1 1/2 yrs ago and it’s been a bumpy time. Our older kids and grandkids are all back home and I miss them so much! At this moment though my oldest daughter and our newest granddaughter are here and I want to put it all up now! LOL 🙂 They are only here for one more week and I want to celebrate now! Is that bad?? haha Since we will be having our Thanksgiving dinner this Sunday, they leave Monday 🙁 I am pulling out the Christmas boxes and putting up our tree this weekend! I am in need of the spirit of Christmas!

  32. 332
    Heather says:

    Hi Lindsee!
    I leave all Fall decorations up until the day after Thanksgiving. Then and only then do I put the tree up and the Christmas decorations out! I love Thanksgiving and want to keep the day it’s own! 🙂
    Thank you!

  33. 333
    Mary Lee Riggs says:

    I’m with you, Lindsee, no Christmas decorations here until after Thanksgiving. Pecan pie is my mom’s favorite and I would LOVE to surprise her with one of those yummy pies! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at LPM! I’m so thankful for you guys 🙂

  34. 334
    Alisa B. says:

    Christmas doesn’t start until the day after Thanksgiving!

  35. 335
    Shannon says:

    We decorate for Christmas the first week of November. The house looks so pretty that we like to have our decorations up as long as possible. (No outside decorations until after Thanksgiving, though.) We also start listening to Christmas music in the summer!

  36. 336
    Becky Jo says:

    I would LIKE to be a one holiday at a time girl, but I cannot resist a good Christmas movie (Heaven bless the Hallmark channel right now!!!) or good music. I do wait to break out the decorations though. But, if I am up, 12:01am on Friday morning, it starts!!!

  37. 337
    Kim B. in Az says:

    One holiday at a time. I just can’t plan that far ahead to many things happening. In fact if I am planning any sort of event planning for regular meals and daily life gets a bit difficult. So the tree goes up in Dec after everyone, who is going to be here, is home from school. This year my oldest daughter will be in france, so maybe we will have to skype with her while we decorate the tree.
    Kim B.
    [email protected]

  38. 338
    Sheree says:

    We transform our home from Fall to Christmas on the day after Thanksgiving — one Holiday at a time!

  39. 339
    Linda McMorris says:

    Definitely one holiday at a time. Thanksgiving is special because it is only about family and taking a moment to be thankful for all God has given us and done for us.
    I am hosting my family this year but once again my youngest brother will not be here because he is still in prison for a crime he did not commit. Thankful he is close and we can visit on the weekends.
    Pecan pie is my favorite!!
    Thanks for another fun give away…
    Hope Beth and family are feeling better.

  40. 340
    Laura says:

    First things first, please! All things Thanksgiving in November, then all things Christmas in December!

  41. 341
    Jan Quinn says:

    Please lets be thankful then give of our bounty…definitely pushing commercialization much too early for my tastes.

  42. 342
    Jenniferb says:

    One holiday at a time here. I normally put up a tree on November 1st. I do this so I can enjoy the holidays. Christmas doesn’t become rushed and I can ponder on Thanksgiving.

  43. 343
    Sarah Sykes says:

    We decorate after Thanksgiving, but the decorations stay up through Epiphany, which puts us in a small group around here! I’ve been known to leave the Christmas tree with it’s pretty colored lights up until the beginning of February! :o)

    Sarah Sykes, [email protected]

  44. 344
    lucy says:

    I’m all for starting Christmas celebrations the day after Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving is often overlooked and underappreciated.

  45. 345
    Kathleen Partin says:

    One holiday at a time for us. We may put the outsides lights up if we get a warm day in November but they still don’t get plugged in until after thanksgiving. We had 15″ of snow here in MI last week so we have no lights up yet! Pie looks delicious.

  46. 346
    Yolanda M says:

    One holiday at a time!

  47. 347

    I swing on the side of NOT putting up any Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. Altho I do listen to Christmas music a few weeks b4 Thanksgiving, cuz I love it so!!Thanks!! 😉

  48. 348
    Ginger Towns says:

    My husband and I moved out of state to another ministry after 30 years in one place.I would love to surprise my kds with this delicious pecan pie when we head home to spend Christmas with the famiky. Yummy!

  49. 349
    Janet says:

    Pecan pie – yum!!!

  50. 350
    Lorraine says:

    We start mid-November inside the house, but wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate the outside.