A few days ago, I asked my husband if we could "take a pass" on Valentine's Day this year. No fancy dinner. No gifts to exchange. Just a normal, easy night at home, something I've come to cherish.
We eat out a lot ... and we eat at nice places semi-frequently ... and I can't have wine ... so the idea of a fancy dinner didn't blow my skirt up.
When it comes to gift, I don't really need anything ... delivering a baby is practically a car note ... we have a nursery to prepare ... I would like to take a trip before Baby Jordan's arrival ... we should save our cash for more practical things.
Valentine's Day is a really nice treat, but this year, I just felt I didn't need all that with so many other things going on. But I did want to do something special for my wonderful husband, Ty. So I decided I would make him a homemade lemon icebox pie, his favorite. It wasn't my original idea. My friend LJ was making one for her husband, Marcus, and I hopped on the bandwagon. But it was a good idea.
I've never made a lemon icebox pie or homemade whipped cream before. I was shocked to discover whipped cream is made from whipping cream (well, duh) and sugar. Such a simple confection!
It was easy as pie to prepare, and a treat that made my guy's heart flutter. Which is really what Valentine's Day is about. After all these years, who knew lemon icebox pie was Ty's love language?
1/4 cup sugar
- Whisk together first 3 ingredients. Pour evenly into crusts.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Cover and chill 4 hours.
- Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Spread evenly over chilled pies. Top with fresh lemon slices and a mint sprig before serving, if desired.