Things FINALLY seem to be calming down a little around our little home front (I shouldn’t have written that, right?). You may have gleaned through earlier posts that Colin is a bit of slacker/laid back kid. Well, he took that to the extreme last week by missing the first THREE days of kindergarten. Of course, it wasn’t really his fault. The poor kid had pneumonia and then had the unfortunate luck of having an allergic reaction to the first antibiotic. Pneumonia + hives does not a happy boy make. This is also the child that is allergic to almost every tree pollen known to the Midwest. So much for the benefits of breastfeeding!
The good news is that he has recovered and started kindergarten on Monday. True to his nature, he was most looking forward to recess. I wish I could say this pie was a great send-off to the brave new world of “real” school but we all know Colin wouldn’t come near this baby. His older brother shocked me and refused it as well. Too bad for them cuz it was goo-ood. [UPDATE: Will had some the next day and declared it a winner]
Yum – minus one stick of butter! I just couldn’t throw it all in.
My absolute favorite pie growing up was lemon meringue with a key lime a close second. This was like a perfect combination of the two. I loved it more than a pie should be loved. What I did not love was standing at the stove stirring and cursing a thermometer that would NOT rise above 137 degrees. No one who has ever met me for even a minute would confuse with a perfectionist so you can bet I didn’t wait for any 180 to magically appear. The lemon cream tart was my first TWD recipe and I honestly can’t remember if I had this problem then. I started the blog the next week so we’ll never know….
No matter. It was great regardless. A perfect taste of summer (a season I am not ready to bid farewell. If we could just skip winter…)
That’s all I have to say about this pie…
Thanks to Linda of Tender Crumb for a great pick. The recipe is on her site.