Tonight we are invited to dinner at the home of a native Ecuadorian woman whom I met recently. Her name is Margarita. It will be a Traditional Ecuadorian Christmas Dinner for her family (and us) and it will include her 104 year old mother! I’m really looking forward to learning more about what a Traditional Ecuadorian Christmas Feast is like.
When I asked what I could bring, Margarita said, “Please bring A Traditional American Dessert!” “Well!” I thought to myself, “What could be more of a Traditional American Dessert than An Apple Pie?!”
The funny thing is, (or NOT so funny depending on how you look at it?!), even though I have made this same pie hundreds and HUNdreds of times over the years, this morning when I got up I could NOT, for the LIFE of me, remember the recipe for EITHER my trusty “No Fail Pie Crust” or the ingredients for “The Apple Pie?!”
This morning, when I thought of what else I could possible make, I realized I didn’t have ANY of the ingredients. The grocery store was an hour bus ride, there and back. I reeeeally did not want to face Christmas Eve Shopping Madness in ANY country today.
All I could think of was, “Uh Oh. This dessert if I just make it up is going to be a Culinary Disaster!”
So I sent an urgent SOS to my daughter, Sarah. Fortunately, she found an old email from 2009 when I had sent HER the very same recipes when SHE was away from home! So Thank God she was able to send me both of the recipes I needed today or I would have been totally SUNK.
I’m feeling SO grateful for My Daughter right now! Thank you Sarah! xoxox
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