Time Flies When You’re Having Fun

July 29, 2009 at 11:49 am 2 comments

Hard to believe that I’ve been married for a month already!  I’m positive it was the fastest month ever.

Things I’ve learned (food related) during my first month of marriage:

  1. I don’t have to do it all myself: This week’s menu is probably the one I’m happiest with yet and a large part of that is due to the fact that I asked my Man what he thought we should have.  He really is full of good ideas (eggplant parm being one of them) that just don’t occur to me.
  2. All my cooking doesn’t have to be perfect: My husband isn’t opposed to eating vegetable tetrazzini that didn’t come out just right or curry that doesn’t take like much.  If it’s food, its probably edible.  Takes a lot of the pressure off of me.
  3. Food shopping as a couple keeps us out of a lot of trouble: We’re perpetually talking each other out of items we don’t need.  The supermarket is a very tempting place, but usually one of us has enough sense at any given moment to talk the other out of whatever unhealthy/overpriced/unnecessary item the other is considering.

To celebrate our first month, I decided to bake a lime pie for my Man.  He’s really into key lime pie, so when this recipe for Key Lime (Or Not) Pie appeared in my Reader a couple weeks ago I had to find an excuse to make it.  I used regular limes (and actually cheated by using lime juice from a bottle for half the juice).

It was a little bit of a risk, as I’ve only made one pie before and never with a graham cracker crust.  In the end however, the pie turned out great, though a little yellower than I expected.  Still, it tastes really lime-y (the green flecks are lime zest, in case you were concerned).

The only imperfection in my pie (I think…my husband may have other opinions) is that the crust is really crumbly:

The theory is that the crust just needs more butter.  We don’t mind crumbly crust though…it still tastes really good.  Overall, this pie was really easy to make, though it does take some time, since the crust has to be baked at least 1/2 an hour before the pie filling can be added.

Another cool part of this pie:  I used the egg separator that came with our measuring cups to separate the 4 yolks I needed from their whites.  It was one of those things that we didn’t expect to ever use, but sure enough, it came in handy.  See what a good job it did:

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2 Comments

  • 1. Brian  |  July 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    So, the pie was good, however I would prefer more of a lime flavor. Also just a thought, wouldn’t a spring form pan and making the crust only on the bottom help prevent it from falling apart?

    And she failed to mention above that we bought ice cream (2 1/2 gallons worth) but it was on sale and we will just ration it out slowly. Besides, we go to the gym to allow such decadence.

    • 2. Em  |  July 29, 2009 at 7:49 pm

      The pie has plenty of lime flavor, silly husband of mine.
      If we used a spring form pan then it wouldn’t really be a pie. Plus I’m not sure the custard would hold up.

      For clarification, that’s a 1/2 gallon of ice cream, times two. Not 2.5 gallons. I said “usually one of us has enough sense”. In the case of the ice cream, we both failed (but it was our “anniversary” after all)


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