Every year on my birthday I make a list of new things I want to try. Some of them are difficult, some of them are weird, some of them are shockingly mundane. You can read about previous adventures here.
To say that I made this pie is a pretty loose interpretation of the word 'make.' My contributions were really limited to:
a) buying a big bag of Key limes from the Asian grocery store (which is where you should buy them because they're waaaaaay cheaper there)
b) drinking the amazing ginger cocktails my friend Brandy made
c) kvetching about another friend's awful co-worker
I think at one point, I juiced 10 limes and was shocked at how hard/annoying/unjuicy the whole process was. And then Brandy took care of everything else and we retired to the living room to snuggle beagles and gossip.
And then when the pie was done, we moved to the patio for more Talk About Feelings, more cocktails, and pie nomming. It's pretty hard to beat an evening with lady friends, pie, and cocktails on a patio.
What tough from-scratch recipes have you mastered? I still fantasize about the Gruyere souffle I made, like, 10 years ago!