Good Morning Gentle Readers,
The Meyer Lemons are maturing nicely and I've got me a jones for a from-scratch lemon pie to finish off the Thanksgiving feast.
Meyer lemons are sweeter than Eurekas, which are the most common market lemon you will run across. Meyers make an awesome lemon drop martooni as well as a flavorful pie.
In another life, TWC lived a blond chick who was a crazy good baker. She was decent with a frying pan, but when she was elbow deep in flour and sugar, rolling out dough, and chopping walnuts, she was at her best. And she got it done using an antique, match-light oven that looked something like this (except it was in better condition)......
I don't eat a lot of sweets, but I do love me some lemon pie. Meringue or cream. Preferably from scratch. Thankee. In a pinch, maybe Marie Callender or Coco's. Hell, I've even been known to snaffle one of those Hostess lemon pies. Not in the last thirty years, though......cuz God only knows WTH is in them, though the package claims that there's real fruit filling somewhere inside.
Back when disco was fading into punk we were at my dad's place in Sonora and in the midst of Thanksgiving kitchen chaos, this girl puts together a marvelous lemon meringue pie. Later on, I'm working on my second helping and I've subbed out my wine (temporarily) for a cup of joe to go (rhymes) with the pie. Now, keep in mind that Pop isn't terribly demonstrative, so I'm coaxing him a little.
TWC: Oh, man, dad, isn't this pie great?
Pop: Mumbles inaudibly
TWC: This pie is amazing. Isn't it dad?
A few minutes later.....
TWC: Dad! Don't you think this pie is just the best?
Pop: Yes. Tastes just like Jello pudding and pie filling(!)
Long way around the barn, I guess. I don't know if Mrs TWC is going to do the honors or I am, but I am surely looking forward to a Thanksgiving lemon pie.