I SUCCESSFULLY MADE A LEMON MERINGUE PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You may recall Attempt #1 and Attempt #2.
Well, Attempt #3 was the winner -
It was so amazingly yummy - I am quite proud of it. What was the difference? I actually ditched the recipe I used for #1 and #2 and used the recipe from the America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Result - One perfect pie!!!!!!
Phew - 11 days before 2009 was over - got that resolution crossed off!
I also crossed off two of my other pending resolutions over the weekend:
1) I finished 30 books! The official list:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen
The Great Man: A Novel
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Animal Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life
North River: A Novel
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Possession: A Romance
The God of Small Things
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits
The Book Thief
Commencement: A Novel
The Girl who Played with Fire
The Likeness: A Novel
When Crickets Cry
The Wonder Spot
Case Histories: A Novel
People of the Book
Dead Until Dawn (Sookie Stackhouse #1)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
Snow Flower & the Secret Fan
Straight Up and Dirty
2. I made braised short ribs over the weekend. They also were quite good.
Thus, all of my pending resolutions are accomplished. Nine of the 14 resolutions I set in January are done - 64%. Maybe I learned that resolutions are not my forte! ha ha ha