Saturday, June 27, 2015

Key Lime Pie

Today would've been our 45th wedding anniversary.  The picture of the two of us was taken on an Alaskan cruise, during one of our anniversaries.    I'd still like to remember my late beloved and our special day.  We were blessed to have been married for 43 years before he passed away almost two months after our anniversary.  We always went out to dinner to celebrate, but on that last anniversary, I had taken him to the oncologist and he really wasn't up to going out.  What we did on the way home, however, was had chili dogs for lunch at Sonic, and ate them in the car.  I miss him every day, but thankfully I have my memories that keep him alive in my heart, and my family that each have a part of him.  I do have to share with you that on that last anniversary, he had actually gone out and bought me a card, but he never could sign it.  He just cried when he gave it to me, as he must've known in his heart that this was our last.  We just held each other and cried together. 

I am using this pretty Rosina teacup that I received in one of Stephanie's, from The Enchanting Rose, teacup exchanges.  It's such a pretty design and matches my ONE and ONLY hydrangea from the plant that my youngest son gave me last year.  It's such a vibrant shade of pink and I decided to cut it so that I could enjoy it inside for awhile.

I'd like to share a recipe with you that I had recently at my friend, Sylvia's.  Of course I asked for the recipe and it is sooooo good and sooooo easy.  It ranks up there with restaurant quality key lime pie  Here it is:

1 large sized graham cracker crust  (I made mine)
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup key lime juice (I used Mrs. Biddle's; Sylvia used regular limes and some lime zest)

Mix the ingredients together and pour into the graham cracker crust.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.  Let cool and then refrigerate. 

Update on my son, Mike:

Mike visited with the surgeon and the "trial" spinal cord implant had helped him with his sciatic nerve pain.  He is hoping to get the spinal cord implant procedure done very soon.  Thank you again for your concern and prayers.

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  1. Dearest Kitty, this must have been a teary post to write for it sure is to read. Happy anniversary as I know you still celebrate in your heart with your husband and for yourself with a pretty teacup and happy memories. The pie looks delicious, I love key lime.
    Good news of your son's trial implant and I wish him success with the operation for the real deal.

  2. Oh, dearest Kitty...what a special day, and I loved the beautiful thoughts you shared of your previous anniversaries...I agree with Judith, this must have been a teary post to write, for I also got tears in my eyes as I read it...
    Oh, sending you much love today!

    Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe too...and your teacup is exquisite - I can't wait for Stephanie's next exchange...:)

    And I am glad to read your update on your son, and I continue to pray that all continues to go well...

    Have a very blessed and special weekend, dear Kitty...lots of love and hugs to you!


  3. Oh dear Kitty - this is a day filled with joyful memories and also the sadness that comes when we lose the one we love. Tears came to my eyes as I read your words.
    I hope you have a special day, filled with love.
    The pie looks delicious, and easy to make! Love the teacup - I always say that tea tastes better from a china cup.

  4. So glad that Mike got relief from sciatic pain...a bugger...and that he will be having the

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      the surgery for the real deal.

      Your story caught me. It is so difficult to lose those we love. And you had such a long and happy marriage... Many blessings as you remember. (That photo is very nice. You two made a great-looking couple.)

  5. Oh Kitty, my heart is just hurting for your loss and also joyful for the beautiful life you had together. Take care, sweet friend. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  6. Oh Kitty Dear, how my heart aches for you on this sad day. But what a precious tribute to your beloved...I'm so glad you decided to post this. The picture of you two is priceless...and this pie looks amazing. Sounds pretty rich to me - I'm all for that! =) Your hydrangea is simply stunning...I'm relieved to know you brought it in the house to enjoy it to it's fullest. Sending big hugs to you today. Keep looking up Sweetie. XO

  7. Oh sweet lady, a happy anniversary for you as I know you are so happy to remember your dear beloved and are thinking of him with so much love.
    The pie looks good and I know he likes how you are celebrating here on earth.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed Sunday.

  8. Oh Kitty, I wish I could give you a hug right now. You will always have your special memories. I am praying for your son. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! I will have to make this as it looks easy.
    Hugs, Julie xo

  9. Awww, Kitty...what a fitting tribute to your special love! I know Rich watches over you & yours constantly & keeping events like this close in your heart is just wonderful. I know just how you feel!
    Thanks for sharing the easy~peasy~limey~squeezy recipe. I used to make Key Lime Pie from a bottled mix all the time when I lived in FL. I need to try making another one soon.

  10. Kitty, this is a sweet post. Thinking of you as you keep Rich and the wonderful years your shared together close in your heart today and always. The Key Lime Pie is one I've made many times. Yes, delicious!!!

  11. What a beautiful tribute!! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. I also got teary-eyed reading your heartfelt tribute to your husband. Thank you also for sharing the delicious key lime pie recipe. It sounds so easy that even a non-baker like myself can make it! I will continue to remember your son in my prayers.

  13. I think of you so often and how strong you've been throughout. We just had our 38th anniversary and because of your post here, I've gone to hug my husband for no reason. Thanks for making me realize and appreciate how lucky we are.....
    gonna make your pie this weekend!!

  14. What a beautiful photo of you and your dear husband. I am so sorry he is no longer with you and I know you had a wonderful relationship and you miss him very much. It's great that you still celebrate your special day. Your pie looks fantastic and it really sounds easy! We have been picking lots of blueberries in our gardens and Ron requested a blueberry pie with vanilla ice cream and I'll be making it tomorrow. I want to try your recipe as well. Glad for Mike's good news. Hugs and blessings, Beth

  15. Kitty, so glad you have such warm memories of your husband. I am praying for your son. I hope he is well soon.

    Your key lime looks delish.

  16. Awww, such a beautiful couple. It is bittersweet memories, celebrating your anniversary without him. I was glad to hear you were with your family. Continued prayers for your son. xo

  17. You have lots of wonderful memories. I am sure he is at your side still. :-).

    Glad to hear about Mike, and that recipe is so simple and sounds wonderful.

  18. Dear Kitty,
    This must have been a painful post to write because it has brought tears to my eyes and many others'. Memories are precious and we hold on to them for they are a balm to our souls. God bless you, my friend!
    Your key lime pie looks amazing and I would love a piece with a cup of tea. Praying Mike gets his procedure soon and will be free of his pain . Thank you, dear Kitty, for sharing and joining me for tea. Happy 4th of July and I pray you have a lovely week.

    Hugs & blessings,

  19. I hope the news about Mike continues to be good. I do know how difficult anniversaries can be, but thankfully, we have our memories ... so Happy Anniversary! Key Lime Pie! Yum! Love the Rosina tea cup. Happy Monday!

  20. Oh Kitty, this post made me so sad and brought a lump to my throat. I can only imagine how much you must miss your beloved Rich. It's wonderful when two such special people find each other in life and are able to have so many happy years together. I know he'll always be there in your heart, and I'm glad you have such a large family to keep you busy.

    This key lime pie looks delicious, and I've already pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope your week goes well.

    Warm hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  21. What a beautiful picture of the two of you. don't know what else to say. If I was there, I'd give you a big hug, and we could cry and you could share some of your beautiful memories.
    Blessings to you, dear Kitty.
    And to your son as well.

  22. my first visit....i felt a little sad but also joyful that you had such a long and hopefully happy marriage. my husband and i just celebrated our 37th. you certainly have shared a wonderful picture of your late husband and what looks to be a wonderful recipe.

  23. Kitty, I know your anniversary is bittersweet, thinking of you and hoping your memories and family bring you comfort. Love your pretty tea cup and the key lime pie looks wonderful for summer. ♥

  24. Thanks Kitty for sharing this at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a lovely week and holiday.

  25. I am sorry it's a bittersweet anniversary remembrance...but so many blessed years together as well to remember. I love the teacup...gorgeous! And your wonderful recipes! So glad to have an update of your son...have been pretty hectic, and thought I'd missed it...Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  26. Dearest Kitty~~ Your post and photo of you and your dear hubby brought tears to my eyes and a tug at my heart strings. How beautiful are the memories the Lord allows us to have and hide away in our hearts.

    That key lime pie looks delicious and so refreshing. That is a pie I enjoy but only a little at a time.:-)

    Many blessings and hugs to you sweet friend.
    My prayers and thoughts are with your son too.

    Much love~~ Debbie

  27. I love you sharing the beautiful memories of your husband and the anniversary! Hope you wil fill the warmth coming from the comments which people have sent you! Your a very special person and I always enjoy your posts and this is wonderful to view the lovely photo of you and your husband! Have a great 4th next weekend!

    Take care. Pam

  28. So sorry to hear about your husband, what a blessing to have had him for 43 years, I wish it could have been more for you, I hope the happy memories you two were able to share will help get you through and that your son will have great success with a surgery

  29. Dear Kitty, You have written such a loving tribute to your memories with your dearest. I hope you are feeling his love coming to you every day. I'll keep you and your son in my thoughts. Linda

  30. Oh Kitty,
    I can feel your love for your dear husband. We really must treasure every day that we have together with loved ones. Your teacup is so lovely and hydrangeas are so very beautiful! I will pray for your son Dear Friend. Happy Tea Day! Karen

  31. Oh Kitty,
    I can feel your love for your dear husband. We really must treasure every day that we have together with loved ones. Your teacup is so lovely and hydrangeas are so very beautiful! I will pray for your son Dear Friend. Happy Tea Day! Karen

  32. Hi Kitty, what a sweet post! I can tell you have lots of precious memories of your hubby. Life can be so hard, I know. Your key lime pie sounds so good, thanks for the recipe! It must be fun to do the teacup exchange. You received a pretty one! Wishing you a happy 4th!
    Hugs, Nancy

  33. Kitty, this was a very touching post and you are so right: it was a blessing to have shared a long way together with your husband.
    A beautiful way to remember him, the picture of the two of you looking so radiant is gorgeous!

  34. Such a touching posting Kitty and great memories of happy times which will stand. Lovely picture and tribute!

  35. So sorry I missed your anniversary. Your tribute to your sweetheart is so touching.
    The pie sounds amazing...

  36. I LOVE me some Key Lime pie! Delicious! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  37. Oh Kitty, I cannot help the tears as I read your touching post. You were a beautiful couple. Thank God for those 43 years of happy and loving memories.

    Hugs to you,


  38. Kitty, this special post brought a tear to my eye! Hubby and I will have been married 43 years this August. I could not help but stop and think what live would be without him. I could not imagine. Oh yes, like you; I am strong and would prevail, but surely miss and think of him daily. I know that he misses you as much as you miss him! Love your pretty teacup and your only bloom is gorgeous!! The Key Lime pie sounds easy enough and very yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  39. Oh Kitty, I cried when I read this post. Anniversaries and birthdays of loved ones are so difficult. I'm so sorry you're walking this road of grief but thankful you have family and friends to support you, and most of all the LOVE of Christ to lead the way.

    While I am not a fan of Key Lime Pie, I will print this recipe and make it for my husband, who loves it! Since my mom has been gone (she always made him one when we visited) he hasn't had one homemade. Thanks so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration~

  40. Oh Kitty, thanks for sharing your special memories~
    I love how you take time for yourself with a beautiful cup of tea and a sweet treat! The pie looks amazing and so easy! I am into easy right now, pinning to my dessert board!

  41. You have such wonderful memories. I know that some days are so much harder than others. I keep you in my prayers sweet friend. And I'll pray for your son, too. Sending you sweet hugs, Diane

  42. Oh, Kitty, I sit with tears in my eyes as I read this post that I somehow missed last week. Thank you for sharing it with us. I'll think of you and your beloved when I make this pie.

  43. Hi Kitty--sorry I missed this beautiful post last week. By the way, I definitely know about hydrangea woes! Thank you for sharing your beautiful memories, the pie was a little blurry (I teared up like so many others). You both look so happy in your Alaskan cruise pictures. I'm glad Mike is feeling better--I'll keep him in my thoughts!

  44. Hi Kitty,
    Your Key Lime Pie looks delicious and we would just love it.
    Your love and honor for Rich is such a beautiful part of you to share with all of us and we love you for that. You are teaching us how to walk that walk.
    Love and Hugs to you,
    Miz Helen

  45. Happy Friday Miz Kitty! You really created a 'stir' with this lovely post...look at all those comments! =) I am featuring this lovely pie as my personal fav at this week's Weekend Potluck party. Thanks a million for being faithful to share your deliciousness with us. Hope you have a super weekend Friend. XO


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