We have certainly enjoyed our visit with my aunt this weekend. She leaves this morning - Nashville bound - but will return on Saturday.
My banana meringue pie was tasty, but not pretty. The meringue separated from the edges of the crust despite my following the directions which clearly said 'smooth the meringue to the edges of the pastry to avoid separation'. So, I need more practice and will master the meringue no matter how many calories I have to consume to do so.
Making this pie brought back childhood memories. Mom makes great pies. When we would go visit my paternal grandparents in New York each summer, my grandpa would request that Mom make a pie.
She obliged. I remember her spreading the meringue on the hot lemon filling and using the back of the spoon to lift up the cute little meringue curly cues. Seemed magical.
Good memories of good times oh so long ago.
Tomorrow Miss Emilee and sister-in-law Cheryl arrive. We will decorate Easter eggs.
Hopefully I'm better at boiling eggs than I am at pie making!