I could tell you all the great things about my mother-in-law, but that would take about a week and a half, so today we'll just concentrate on her ability to make a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie.
In our family we don't make a birthday CAKE, if you happen to have another favorite dessert. It's your birthday - so you choose the dessert you like best. My husband likes fruit pizza and since he has a summer birthday, that is usually his request. GIANT Chocolate Chip Cookies are also a popular favorite at our house.
My favorite? Well, personally I LOVE tiramisu and crème brûlée and almost every kind of cookie in the whole world. But seriously - ask me to choose a favorite dessert and I'm not sure that's even possible. I could give you a list of the ones I don't like. It would be very short list.
The pie crust was made a ready to go, so Bev got right to making the filling.
Fresh Lemon peel
and fresh lemon juice -
this is the secret to
a great lemon pie !
|The pie maker herself !|
Egg yolks for the filling - look at that lemony lusciousness !
and Egg Whites for the fluffy white Meringue
Two pies are required to feed the crowd drawn
pie birthday celebration!
The Recipe is from the timeless
Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook
|Sadly, my cut piece didn't turn out 'picture perfect' |
because we skipped the part of the recipe
where it says, "cool thoroughly before serving"