Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Key lime pie
I've always enjoyed St. Patty's day, but I really enjoyed having the day off this year. One of my favorite aspects of the holiday is how a significant part of the population wears green. I love seeing so much green!
I spent most of the day working on a Key lime pie and Corned beef dinner. I make a corned beef dinner every year but it's been probably about 15 years since I made a key lime pie. My first ever key lime pie experience ended in tears of frustration after the entire thing fell apart. It also prompted my Grandmother to tell me the story of her first married Thanksgiving when she made the entire dinner by herself for the first time. My Grandfather had invited a bunch of his Navy friends over for the dinner, but they didn't get to enjoy it entirely because it the Turkey didn't turn out. Her story consoled me to a certain extent but really, it was the fact that the pie tasted just as good as it would of if it hadn't fallen apart that caused me to dry my tears entirely. That was the most important cooking experience of my life. Today, I've revisited an old nemesis. It looks beautiful on the surface, but we'll see how well it holds up once I cut into it.