Kudos to my husband John, who makes the BEST lemon meringue pie in the whole world! (I may be partial) I know his secrets, but if I told you, well, you know the rest. One bite of this and you are hooked! Your mouth waters with every bite and you just can't seem to get enough. It's lemon pie on steroids, I kid you not.
We had fun yesterday making our pies together. I made pumpkin (well, what's Thanksgiving without pumpkin and whipping cream, right?) His secret lemon recipe and my secret pie crust...a match made in heaven.
Now mind you, there are only two of us home here for Thanksgiving...but, hey, you have to make two of everything don't you? I mean, we will eat half that pumpkin pie for breakfast tomorrow easy!
I made a special herb rub for my turkey this year, I ground up the following in my mortar and rubbed it liberally over the bird inside and out and then loosely stuff it with onion, celery and orange, both cavities.
For the rub I used, thyme, sage, rosemary, marjoram, pepper corns, ginger, celery seed, oregano and coarse kosher salt. I placed coarse chopped veggies in the bottom of the roasting pan, sprinkled liberally with the rub as well and dotted with butter before placing my turkey on top. Roasted the bird and made gravy from the drippings...OMNerves....that gravy was to die for. The bird is wonderful too, but oh man, that gravy...yummmmmmmm!
So we have already feasted....mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean cassarole...all the usual suspects...yata, yata. Now, I am thinking about pie, glorious pie! See you!