Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lime Pie & Happy Independence Day

I went for a run early at 6:30am even though it was a holiday. I wanted to eat dessert this day. You’ll know why when you keep reading. Then I came home, ate my bowl of cheerios, and quickly began baking pie crusts before the infernal heat of the day set in. They aren’t too pretty—but speed was the name of the game.


One became “key lime pie”. Although once it was made (and taste tested by yours truly) I realized it was just a lemon meringue pie but with lime juice and lime zest instead. It was a recipe in my new kitchen aid cookbook. But I’m not a fan of traditional key lime pie—too cloyingly sweet—so this one hit the holiday spot.

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The recipe called for a teaspoon of zest. Sheesh, why bother adding any if you’re only gonna use a teaspoon? I added this whole pile—I’m guessing it’s 2 tablespoons.


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Pretty darn tasty. Along with coconut cream, the day was all set for desserty goodness.


The family guests arrived, carne asada was grilled with fresh corn, and fireworks were launched. God Bless America, land that I love!

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This is my sister with my girls. She always spoils them with sparklers. And this year with aerials. I can’t believe they’re legal considering the whole state is on fire. We kept a hose ready in case. As if.

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1 comment:

Mary said...

So you're a fan of carne asada? You'd better mark the evening of August 11 on your calendar. Kent is hosting his second annual Carne Asada Extravaganza. The whole neighborhood--literally--is invited. (We expect about 120 people.)


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