My friend Jennie’s husband died suddenly last Sunday.
Mikey loved peanut butter cream pie, and Jennie asked us to make it in his honor today.
I used Jennie’s recipe, but in order to accommodate the various food needs of the crowd I’ll be eating with tonight, I used gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies, gluten-free chocolate, and almond butter.
This pie is very rich. I will share it and savor it with people I love.
And when we dig in, I will think about Jennie. And everyone else who’s lost someone, especially those who’ve lost loved ones in an instant. And much too soon.
Then I will hug the people I love tighter than usual. And say that I love them louder than usual.
I suggest you do the same.