Gunny, Nikki and Jay were here last week for their spring break. Unfortunately, Dilly is the only one who doesn’t get a spring break, in fact that week is especially busy at the stores she manages, so it is even more important that she be there.
But, even though we missed Dilly, we were glad to get to spend some time with Gunny and the kids. The guys did alot of shooting and Nikki and I did alot of shopping. And we all, did alot of eating!
One of their first nights here, we had peanut butter pie. They all really liked it, but especially Jay. The way I know that is that he said, “Will you teach Nikki to make this?” Ha ha. I replied, “No, but I’ll teach both of you to make it.”
I decided we would make a pie for when Linda and Doug would be coming over. One of my “student chefs” was enthusiastic and one was less interested in the “making” and more interested in the “eating”. I think it’s pretty easy to tell which is which.
Our plan was to save it for the next evening when Doug and Linda were going to come over to visit. So when a complication arose and they couldn’t come until the next night, it meant the peanut butter pie had to remain untouched in the freezer for two days. That took great restraint on the part of all of us.
But it was worth waiting for. Nikki made an absolutely perfect peanut butter pie.
I told Jay that he had better start paying more attention to cooking, because there will probably come a time that he will live on his own and wish he knew how. I said that I could picture him and Nikki both out of college and living in their own apartments and him calling her and saying, (in a pitiful voice, of course) “Can I come over to eat tonight? I’m tired of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”
We all laughed at that picture, but I was only half-kidding. I believe it’s wise for everyone to know the basics of cooking and, of course, how to make peanut butter pie.