“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
Looking forward to a fun summer afternoon adventure at the PNE with good friends.
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~Sam Keen
This is NOT the The Pop Shoppe pop I remember from my childhood…but it is very tasty, a little sweet and a lot green! 🍹🍹🍹 Oh yeah…vodka and nostalgia make a very happy SmileyWife
Six years ago we said “I Do”. Today, I’m just as excited and happy to be his Smiley Girl for always and forever. Happy Anniversary my handsome hubby 💜💜💜
This summer when we were out on our boating adventure, we struggled a bit with having enough electricity while at anchor. Now, part of that was due to the fridge door being left open overnight (yeah, my bad).
But we also realized that the current fridge wasn’t the most energy efficient. It’s a household bar fridge with the teeny, tiny freezer that is effectively useless.
It’s a sunny Wednesday, blueberries are in season and it’s rum day… What to do? Make blueberry mint daiquiris of course 🍹☀️🍹
Today is Lemon Meringue Pie Day. And it’s sunny, warm and really a perfect summer day. So why not try making a lemon meringue pie?
Now I’ve never made a real one… just a couple of those out of the box ones. And since we have drastically reduced our processed food consumption, that isn’t an option. So lemon meringue pie from scratch it is. (I did buy a pre-made pie crust. Making pie crust from scratch scares me! And since my local store had them on sale $1.25 for two shells, I probably saved money).
A search on the world wide
recipe book internet revealed 1000s of recipes. So which one to choose? Then I saw “Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie” with over 1,700 reviews and 4+ stars on allrecipes.com. Of course, a Grandma is going to have a great recipe. And it had simple ingredients and and easy to follow instructions.
Decision made, time to get into the kitchen and start baking. I generally prefer recipes that require one bowl, mix everything in and then dump everything in a pan and bake. Realizing that Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie would not be everything I hoped for with that method, I resolved to take my time and be patient with every step.
As I tasted the filling and then watched the meringue grow in my mixing bowl, my optimism increased that this may actually turn out to be something yummy and pretty!! Ten minutes of baking time later and presto – a mound of meringue and a tasty lemon pie underneath.
So thank-you Grandma, whoever you may be. You have a great recipe and one we will enjoy again!