Then there's the feelings part of New Year's... We may feel excitement about the next year , sadness due to an unrealized goal or the realization of how fast life is going by. Maybe it's been a great year and you hate for it to end. Or you literally pushing the year out the door with a "Good Riddance"!
For me, I have always had a different view at New Year's. Forever Thankful! Why you may ask?
I am thankful, for all God has given me , but most of all, for my Dad!
He's a New Year's baby, he was the first baby born in 1932 in Ohio! Back then they didn't have the media hype or the congratulations gift package freebies, due to The Depression time. I think they need to backpay and with interest too! I do know my Grandparents were thankful and so blessed to have my Dad as their son.
So on New Year's Day, I am thankfully celebrating my Dad, making his favorite pie. I am not sure when the pie celebrating started but as long as I've known, my Dad gets pie for his birthday! All he wants for his birthday is to spend the day watching ALL the bowl games on New Year's Day, and this year he received two days!
One year, I came home to find he brought down my TV from my bedroom , which added to his collection of THREE TV's lined up in a row with a different game on each one of them! He's really a serious Bowl watcher, especially if USC is in one of them. A great birthday gift for him, is when USC is in the Rose Bowl and WINS ! To celebrate with him, we have to bring out the food to him and The Birthday Pie in between halftimes and games !
He deserves it, my Dad is the most thoughtful and giving man, and I'm so thankful He's my Dad! Thank You Dad, from the bottom of my heart for being such a blessing not only me, but all those who you love you! You are truly my example of how our Heavenly Father loves us so dearly!
So, keeping up with TRADITION! I made my Dad his Birthday Pie, which his favorite is Lemon Meringue, also one of my many favs too! I decided since we are Empty Nesters, we didn't need all this pie laying around. Sorry Dad, but I think you'll agree! I made minature pies, and with a twist for my Mom, who also deserves a lil treat!
Be sure to scroll down to see Our New Year's Birthday Boy!
Dad's Favorite Birthday Pie with a Twist
Use your Favorite Pie Crust recipe
|My Instagram pic with my #shotofcoffee|
|This meringue works well for piping shapes Using the whisk attachment to heat egg whites in the final stage works best; warming the egg whites helps dissolve the sugar, giving the meringue greater volume.|
|My Mom's special treat|
|Dad's Birthday Lemon Meringue Mini Pie|
|My Dad on his birthday,Proud daughter I am!|