Saturday, July 24, 2010


I gotta tell you, that key lime pie recipe is awesome!  I had a couple of minor issues in the creation, but overall, it turned out fantastic.

Issue number one was that I don't have a proper zesting implement.  I had a zester at one time but I haven't seen it in years.  I most likely gave it away in some kitchen clean out I did.  I also used to have a shredder that had tiny holes that would work in a pinch.  That unfortunately is floating somewhere in between our previous home in Nebraska and our current home in Arizona.  Along with the rest of an entire box of last minute items that somehow didn't make it all the way.  I'm pretty sure it made it on the truck because I did about ten final walk-throughs instead of the normal one before and after the movers left.  There was nothing in the house.  And I'm pretty sure it made it off the truck because I went through with the checklist and accounted for every box on my invoice.  And yet, I am missing a whole bunch of things that I used to use regularly and I have no idea where they went.

Anyway, so the lack of an implement to zest the rind made me try to use my other shredder.  Which has normal size holes.  Which doesn't so much "zest" as it does "peel" the rind.  I tried to only use the smallest pieces but after it was all together you could still see them floating in the pie. 

Like so...

The other minor issue is that when I went to pull the pie out of the oven, I stuck the thumb of my oven mitt right into the side of it.  I couldn't believe I had done that, I'm honestly not even sure how I did it.  But I had a nice indent in my pie.  I'm sure if you enlarge the above picture, you'll easily find where I stuck my thumb in.  Apparently, I'm little Jill Horner, only instead of pulling out a plum I'll come out with a chunk of lime rind.

But regardless of how it looks, it was delish!  Just look at this piece of pie waiting for someone to dig in. 

I made everyone wait while I took a picture of it.  Or four, or five pictures.  I had to get it just right!