For those of you who read the comments left here with any regularity, you might recall that Chef Diane noticed a few months ago that I happen to heart key lime pie.
Then she started bragging that she makes a mean key lime pie. So mean, in fact, it's been dubbed "Smack Your Mama Key Lime Pie." (Otherwise known as SYMP). What's more, she offered to bring me some to the She Speaks conference.
I didn't know if she'd really do that. Would she go to all that trouble for moi? Despite having a very difficult and emotional week prior to She Speaks, that girl made the pie, froze it and drove it down here from Virgina. Ya'll, she brought me some SYMP! What a kind, personal, hand-made gift. I'm still remembering it today.
It was so good I did want to smack something - my lips as I woofed down another bite!
AND ... she also brought me a cake pan, one of her official chef coats, plus one of those floppy white chef hats. I'm giggling 'bout that - so are my local girlfriends who have actually tasted my cooking. I got my husband to try it on as he made fried bologna sandwiches for lunch.
The pie was delish and I decided we had to find Suzi Eller to share it with because just that day she had confessed to me her love of key lime cheesecake. (mental note: I must try that.) So Diane and I found about half the P31 team, many in their PJs, in Suzi's suite that evening to share a little pie and conversation. The gift of SYMP spread.
Thing is, the hotel was serving us key lime pie for dessert on Saturday night but I had to miss that to have dinner with my publisher and agent. No worries, I had an extra slice of SYMP in the mini fridge in my suite. Wasn't that sweet of Diane? Here she is with the sugary concoction she made for her eval group (which I missed out on). She promises to send me the pie recipe should anyone care to try it ... and this is a gal that keeps her promises. Thanks, Diane!