Sunday, January 1, 2012

Late Start

Oh great.  Just great.  The first day of the new year and I'm already late.  I truly hope this is not a portent of things to come.  I knew I was in trouble the minute I opened my peepers and saw sunshine instead of stars.  I can't remember the last time I awoke to daylight.  And I was home by nine last night!

Joel, Judy and I have our roots in Southern California.  Lawry's Prime Rib Restaurant in Beverly Hills is a fine-dining institution dating back to the 1930s, famous for prime rib and creamed spinach brought to the table in rolling silver carts.  Last night, as befitted the occasion, Joel recreated the menu perfectly with meat so tender and succulent I didn't need a knife.  Judy's garlicky Caesar salad was a piquant counterpoint.  They even remembered the horseradish in whipped cream.  Gosh darn, it was good.  I didn't even miss the rolling cart.  Equally enjoyable was the company, which included Judy's daughter Shari and her dad, Lee.  I can't imagine a nicer way to usher in the new year than with old friends.

Just because I'm a show-off, this lemon meringue pie was my contribution to the meal.  It turned out well, if I do say so myself.  Lemon pie is my favorite and I unabashedly snagged a couple of leftover slices to bring back because the best time to eat pie is for breakfast!

If I hurry now, the goats and chickens won't know I got such a late start and I can maintain my shaky reputation.

Happy New Year!


Kathy V said...

That is the most beautiful lemon meringue pie! I am not a half bad lemon meringue pie baker, myself and I know a good one when I see one! Happy New Year!

Kathryn said...

YOU awoke to daylight??? Good God Gertie!!! But what a way to start your day...with pie! And that pie is well worth showing off. I hope you tell your egg-laying girls what magic you can create with their offerings. Let this be the start of a fantastic year for all...and hi Kathy!!

Linda Cox said...

Beautiful pie!