I wasn’t going to make Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey.
I heard about his sudden death via the twitter account of his food writer wife, Jennifer Perillo. The story touched me and I hugged my husband and daughter more tightly than usual that day.
When Jennifer urged readers to make peanut butter pie and think of Mikey today, Friday, I still wasn’t going to make it. I didn’t know the family and definitely don’t need another dessert in my diet.
I looked a little more seriously at the recipe. I didn’t have everything called for in Jennifer’s recipe, but I had most ingredients, enough to make it work.
So after Lil’s bedtime, I whipped together peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar and more. I served Alex dessert. We toasted a guy we can never know but whose memory is inspiring home cooks around the world to enjoy dessert with their loved ones tonight.
We should all be remembered so well.