Fresh Meyer lemon juice and zest create a tart and lemony curd cradled in a buttery pie crust and topped with pillowy, meringue is the perfect pie for any occasion.
What do you do when life gives you lemons, Meyer lemons that is? Why you make pie, of course. Is there really any question? Thanks to my Dad’s Meyer lemon tree, I have been stocked with these tart beauties for months now. It makes me swoon just thinking about these luscious, yellow gems. They help create a Lightened Lemon Meringue pie that is not too sweet or too tart. It has a perfect balance of both, plus it is loaded with lemon flavor. That makes it the perfect for your Easter feast. I count myself as one lucky duck that my Dad gives me all of these little beauties. By the way, regular lemons will work too.
I have a feeling this may be the last year the Easter bunny comes to our house and probably Santa, too. I will be sad to see that happen, but I know it is inevitable. My little one was already asking about Santa as some child told her there wasn’t one. She refuses to tell me who said that. She is not willing to believe them though. I was glad she decided to make up her own mind and not be swayed by someone else. I love leaving some carrots for the Easter bunny and the scavenger hunt for everything he left. It is such a fun time. I love watching Ly as she sways between being a little girl and a big girl.
When it comes to holidays, I am still a big kid at heart. I am just as giddy about decorating the house and decorating eggs. Hopefully this year, I won’t make the mistake of buying brown eggs to dye. I laugh at it now, but oh she was mad at me. Brown eggs do not change colors very well, they all end up shades of brown. That just will not do for a girl who is still obsessed with pink. Mommy! You know I will be checking the egg carton multiple times before actually purchasing it this year. Easter is also a little bitter-sweet as it is right around the anniversary of my husband’s heart attack. You know what, I am not even going to let that enter my mind right now or put a damper on my excitement for Easter. He is still here, end of story.
If this is the last year, the Easter Bunny makes an appearance, then I am going to enjoy it. I cannot wait to see the wide eyes and big smile as Ly bounces into our bedroom in the morning. She will excitedly ask if we can go down stairs and see if the Easter Bunny has come. It will be such fun! What are your favorite memories of Easter? What are your favorite traditions? Tell me, I would love to hear.
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