It’s my favorite dessert.
More so than chocolate cake.
Mom and dad made killer lemon meringue pie.
They also made the best strawberry dream pie, summer peach pie, and apple slices.
Great German cooks, both of them.
Last month, I met a few friends from church at a local restaurant (ironically called Mary’s Place). It was evening and I had already had a bite to eat at home because I knew what I wanted to order:
A cup of decaf and slice of lemon meringue pie.
Their pie is on par with the mom-and-dad pie.
At the restaurant, the waitress took our food orders and off she went. From where I was sitting, I could see the glistening yellow and white piece of heaven revolving in a glass case, just a few feet away. My mouth was watering.
A little while later…
The waitress came back to the table and said,
“I’m sorry, but they just took the lemon meringue pie out of the freezer…it’s still frozen.”
One of my friends started to laugh.
It was the look of shock and disappointment on my face that she found funny.
No, no, no, it can’t be! I think the sky is falling!
I asked the waitress “How frozen? Is it rock hard?”
The waitress said “no,” that I could stick a fork in it, but the slice of pie was still pretty icy.
I thought about it for a nano second.
“Bring it to me anyway. I’ll eat it.”
The waitress asked if I was sure.
Nodding in the affirmative, I thought…
If you bring it, I will eat it.
(There are times when we all have to sacrifice.)
So, the waitress brought it over to the table.
I stuck a fork in it and ate the whole dang thing with the decaf coffee.
Partially frozen or not, it was delicious.
Brought back memories of the mom-and-dad pie, while sitting at a table with good friends who understood the importance of a favorite dessert.
What more could I ask for?
PS: To all of my fellow residents of the U.S., have a wonderful Fourth of July! I hope you get to eat pie!
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