Secret Family Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie
My crust is nothing to brag about, but at least I made one. Mom advised me to follow the recipe on the Tenderflake box, that’s not the secret part of the secret family recipe. It’s in the filling, I’ve left hints in the photos but I’m not gonna outright spill the beans. I don’t know why ALL lemon meringue pies don’t taste like this one- it’s the BEST! Again, not bragging, just stating my over-opinionated opinion which, as far as I’m concerned, in this case, is a fact. My mom made this pie for almost all of our special occasions, especially Thanksgiving. Once she even made it for my “un-birthday” breakfast. (An “un-birthday” in case you don’t know, is from the tea party scene in Alice In Wonderland.)
I think the recipe goes back only as far as my mom’s mom, Grandma Betty. It would go with a Roast Beast dinner complete with mashed potatoes, ginger carrots and yorkshire pudding. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling to continue the tradition. Perhaps you’ll share your family traditions and comment below? That’d be very nice.
As I get deeper into my thirties, I’m learning to appreciate my mom and all she did for me. Of course I’ve always been thankful for her, but what I mean is, I think the degree of appreciation is changing. So, here’s to you, momma… thank you for all the little things you did for me- turns out it was a big deal.