There is nothing that I enjoy more than taking
my nephew food to enjoy (with his Dad-my brother) after his basketball games.
This season I am off to a late start, but tomorrow night I am making up for lost time.
The absolute most fun of all is taking the unexpected.
Last year for one game it was an entire spiral sliced ham.
Tomorrow night I am taking
Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Pot Pie
(which is covered with her Perfect Pie Crust Recipe)
Two bags of Sister Schubert rolls
with two sticks of real butter
a pecan pie from Sweet and Tasty Bakery in McAllen.
I want to knock his socks off.
He knocks mine off every time I watch him play.
I want him to think,
I am using my mother’s cobalt blue pyrex mixing bowl
and her pastry cutter.
it won’t matter.
Aside from the fact that you
could wrap pastry dough around a rock and my family would line up for a piece,
this is all about love
and the quiet way this young man always says,
“Thanks Aunt Laura.”