While the pie baked, I played with my new pool peacock (this is when the tropical storm was predicted to be smack on top of us. —these overly dramatic meteorologists are crying wolf and creating a future problem, if you ask me). This is my sad 15 year old swimsuit, but spontaneous toe-pointing gets me extra points. After having such a hard April and most of May feeling terrible from my heart issues, it was a great to be able to relax for a few days. I think Peacock and I will become good friends this summer.
When I opened the oven, there was a great-smelling Memorial Day blueberry-lemon thyme pie!
A little ice-cream. Mmmm!
Speaking of pies — This is a photo of a cherry pie I made earlier this year for a dear friend who had heart surgery. My heart procedure was the poking around kind, but his was the harsher “cutting” variety. When I saw him after the surgery, he said, “I’d like a cherry pie.” I’ve learned anesthesia gives you specific cravings, So, how can you say no to a friend who wants cherry pie?
Fresh berries, big kid home from (post) college with lots of friends, a storm that ended up missing us, feeling good enough to go outside and work in the blueberry “fields”and a day to celebrate all the heroic men and women who gave their lives for our amazing country. I’m thankful for a berry, berry good weekend.
Basic fruit pie
I’ve made this so many times, I don’t even measure, but here is my basic fruit pie recipe from ALL RECIPES
I also dot a few little pats of butter in the mix, and usually cut the sugar down just a bit. I also add a dash of lemon juice, and in the case of the blueberry-lemon thyme pie, also threw in some of the thyme, which once baked, you didn’t even see, but it tasted great.
Happy Memorial Day to all of you!