I admit it I cheated!
Feb. 27, 2013 6:27 am
Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 8:45 pm
Yep that is right I cheated. Yesterday was Bill's birthday.His celebration was on Sunday so last night it would be just the three of us for dinner. Still dinner needs to be special right, so I ask Bill what do you want for dessert and he says anything
but cake. We have had birthday cake three weekends in a row and while the cakes have been extremely good NO MORE CAKE.
I set about my errands yesterday with quick peek into the kitchen to see what if anything I might need. Hard to tell what I might need when I had no idea what I was going to make. I wasn't thinking to much about dinner because earlier I had pulled
out two beautiful T-bone steaks and dinner just seems to build itself around meat like that. It was dessert I needed to figure out. I am driving down the road listing off ideas in my head and getting no reply back my mind begins to wander to other things like
is the coffee pot still on did I load the dish washer before I started it, and then I saw it in my minds eye the lemon sitting on the counter and Bill's voice at the same time is saying my favorite is Lemon Meringue pie.
His new baseball hat is in the bag, the card is taken care of and a small gift from my mom all done. All that's left is to get what I need for the pie. I am standing in the middle of my favorite store Wegmans and oh it smells so good making it hard
to think still I manage to press on. From the door I came in you need to go through the bakery to get to the eggs and lemons. The bread, the cookies, cakes,tarts,and the pies. Stop wait, what the PIES?Yep there it was a perfect Lemon Meringue pie.I stood there
a second or two and then with no guilt what so ever I put that pie in my cart and headed for the cashier. The pie cost 13.00 and I was on a shoe string as it was so I could be heard mumbling to myself as I made my way to the cashiers that hay we don't really
need to eat sour cream, I will pick up the oranges later or Mom will just have to eat eggs for breakfast instead of cereal.
I have everything ready as he walks in the door, gifts and cards sitting in his chair, the fire blazing, the smell of sweet potato fries( from a sweet potato grown in our garden)baking in the oven and a hot bath just waiting for him. Sounds perfect
doesn't it? It was until he walked in the door and complained "I Don't feel good" in a pouty voice. You know that sound a needle makes as it scratches over a record well that is what I heard in my head as he spoke. All my effort and planning just went down
the tube. I won't say all men are cranky babies when they get sick because I don't know all men but I know this man and he is a Cranky Baby with a capitol B.
He took the bath and sat close to the fire, was happy to get his red hat with the white P in the front. Same hat every year with out fail. It is what he always wants. (Well that and a trip to spring training.) He ate dinner with gusto enjoying every
bite. What is not to love Broiled steak, steamed broccoli with lemon zest and butter, as well as baked sweet potato fries.(like I said this is one of those meals that builds itself) I come back in the living room from cleaning up the kitchen and no Bill! he
is no longer sitting next to the fire. I go looking for him to find he has gone to bed he just wants to be left alone to sleep.
Mom and I enjoyed the pie together while we watched one of our favorite movies" Kill Bill"
Yep I cheated and boy am I glad I did!