Saturday, November 24, 2007

There was almost a lynch mob.

Meet the traditional husbeast family lemon pie.

Among the husbeast and his parents, this is the number one most popular decadent dessert. It's the first recipe I mooched off his mother, and I make it for him for his birthday instead of cake; my father-in-law also prefers it for his birthday pastry.

Since I had all the stuff out to make pie anyway, I figured I could make a lemon pie for the gang to eat. So I did.

It was sitting on the table, cooling, and I was talking about making it, and I said "Well, I thought about putting in a little nutmeg, like I do with my lemonade, because it always tastes really good in the lemonade." and everyone kind of glared at me. Then I said "I was also thinking of making it with myer lemons, but they didn't have them at the grocery store." by that time, I was getting the Glare of Raw Death from everyone. "But I figured you'd all have a hissy fit if I messed with the holy and sacred lemon pie recipe."

After that they all relaxed a little, though they complained about the heresy of adding nutmeg to the Holy Lemon Pie.

Honestly.

Oh. And the turkey wasn't purple. And the gravy wasn't pink.

8 comments:

Alwen said...

Glad you survived. Nothing winds people up like, ahhhh, "adjusting" tradition.

roz said...

yum!

Anonymous said...

I'd take some nutmeg in the lemon pie part, if you allowed me to scrape off the merangue stuff. I can't deal with the eggs.

Glad your turkey day was awesome!

Trish

Donna Lee said...

I know the feeling. I suggested a small change to the stuffing (shallots substituted for onions) and would be dead right now if looks could kill. Lemon meringue pie is a favorite here as well although we don't have it for Thanksgiving. And, personally, I think a little nutmeg might be a good thing....

Amy Lane said...

Now at first I didn't realize what all the fuss was about, then I saw that it was the Holy Lemon Pie...now, they're right. Any other lemon pie is fair game... (*snark*) Maybe next year two pies...and then dare them to guess which one is which!

Anne said...

YUM! I'm sort of disappointed that the turkey wasn't purple, though.

Roxie said...

Do be careful. Heretics get martyred for mocking sacred traditions.

teeweewonders said...

LOL - that sounds just like the year I suggested we changed our Christmas arrangements. I was very nearly lynched!