My friend Joan and I ventured out into the heatwave of 20 degree temperatures yesterday. We usually like to go and find a new place to try out for lunch. Not this time. We both agreed that the comfort of the familiar was just what was needed.
We went to "You Say Tomato" and sat at our favorite yellow formica table and feasted on a sweet potato, corn, and onion gallette. I have a hard time not ordering the gallette of the day whenever we go. Reliably delicious.
I had my fingers crossed for grapefruit cake or strawberry rhubarb pie but found an acceptable substitute. When Joan and I go out for lunch at a place where dessert is worth eating, we believe in indulging.
Joan's sweet mom, Mary, died a little over a year ago. She has been on the roller coaster of good days and sad days that I am on right now. She can look at me and know when I might be on shaky ground.
Never, under any circumstances, should you underestimate the healing power of a shared piece of lemon coconut buttermilk pie from You Say Tomato. Think "freshly made lemon curd meets a newly baked macaroon", and put that in a flaky pie crust.
Angie and Mama Thompson were with us in spirit. They tried to talk us into getting 2 pieces of pie but we kept them in line. With some difficulty.