A couple of weeks ago I was chatting with my friend Steve (formerly known as most-recent-nice-man-from-MySpace) and I told him I was jonesing to make a pie. He's my go-to guy when I need to bake something but don't want to eat too much of it. So at my behest, he suggested he might not mind taking a key lime pie off my hands.
I don't think it was even a day later that my perfect job came along and I was postponing delivery. Well, as today was the beginning of my three day "weekend", I found a recipe (I'd never made key lime before) and whipped up one, okay two, pies. Nearly effortless. Other than the labor of juicing those teeny little fellers, it came together in minutes.
Once chilled, the kids and I dug into one and unanimously voted it a success. Silky and sweet and tart and refreshing. A great simple summer treat -- and if you're really feeling crazy, top with a little whipped cream infused with lemon oil.