It's summer. I've been away "on holiday" now for a week, and I can strongly recommend the experience to all PMs, especially the Cranky PM (thanks for the link).
This evening, we grilled divers proteins (chicken and shrimp) which we served with noodles (with butter for the kids and pesto for the grups) and assorted blanched veggies. Then came the surprise.
Peach pie, to be specific.
Now I won't turn down peach pie. If you've gotten a good long look at me lately, you might add that I don't turn down many meals. But I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to pie.
We went around the table and named our "Mount Rushmore of Pie" - our individual "top 4" pie selections.
1. Blackberry - The God-Emperor of Pie. Nothing is more perfect than Blackberry Pie.
2. Coconut Custard - A seasonal favorite, this beauty tastes of the coming of the Christ Child and Santa, in that order.
3. Lemon Mirangue - This beauty has two lives: the first at the table, the second enshrined in the fridge with a fork stuck in it.
4. Mincemeat - Rarely seen, and often done poorly, the exceptional mince pie is a thing of beauty. Suet optional.
Since all PMs love pie, I'm curious which ones you'd enshrine on your Mt. Rushmore of Pie.
And for G-d's sake, take a vacation.