Thank goodness for men who just get it. A little while ago I stopped into a store to pick up something for a friend. The cashier and part owner of the store was on the phone, and when he hung up he told me, "people are just crazy!" I smiled, waiting for the punch line. He bagged up the merchandise, then finally spilled the beans. Yay! A friend(the one he was on the phone with) of his lost his wife to cancer just last month, which is horrific in itself. This friend wanted to know if *Joe planned to attend his wedding later today. Huh? Didn't you tell me that your friend's wife died from cancer just last month, but there's now this impromptu wedding going on? The man in the store told the man, he definitely would NOT be there and asked him how in the world he could get married that quickly. My friends and countrymen/women, I'm scratching my head and asking the same dang question.
Remember Trisha Yearwood's cookbook entitled Trisha's Table? Well, here is another good recipe to add to your list to try. I love the combination of tart and sweet, so this is a really yummy treat!
By the way, there is a difference between a regular lime and a key lime. The key lime is more tart and can taste like a mix of orange and lime, they're smaller and a little more expensive but worth it if you can find them.
KIWI LIME PIE
1 Box Vanilla Wafers, or if you don't feel like it, get a prepared pie crust
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Salted Melted Butter
2 14 Oz. Cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Teaspoons Freshly Grated Lime Zest
1 Cup Lime Juice (12 Key Limes or 4 Large Regular Limes
8 Large Egg yolks at Room Temperature, lightly beaten
4-6 Kiwis, peeled and sliced thinly.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice and egg yolks. Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 30 minutes. The center will still juggle.
Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Top with kiwi slices. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
DID YOU KNOW?
If you're looking for a little extra cash for the holidays, now is the time to start job hunting. Seasonal jobs are cropping up all over in places like Target, Dollar Tree, or Target. If you'd like to work part time until the holidays are over in smaller locations or specialized areas, check out www.Flexjobs.com, and key in "Seasonal Work".
Nope, haven't been able to get out to Barnes and Noble lately, but I did manage to snag Susan Mallery's latest, Thrill Me, which of course I'm thrilled about. It's a story about bad boy Del Mitchell who was dumped 10 years ago by Maya Farlow. At just 297 pages, this looks like a really good read and the reviews from other bloggers are positive. Also grabbed Brad Meltzer's latest, The President's Shadow, A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, The Girl Who Slept With God by Val Brelinski and A Bride Needs a Groom. I think you already know that I still have a massive pile to get through once I get back home. (lol)
JUST ONE MORE THING
Do you hold a grudge? Lately, I've been running into many who are holding on to things from the past, causing rifts in their relationships with family or some serious angry feelings with friends. A few don't even remember how the fight started, or some arguments seem pretty small in the scheme of life. Nonetheless, there are some hurt feelings across the board. What about you? Do you say what's on your mind and move on? Are you sorry, but your friend is still irritated? How do you resolve the matter?