Peanut Butter Flan and a Pie for Mikey

There are so many things I take for granted. But the most obvious lately is my smart, kind, adorable husband. Even though he’s pissing me off right now, I know that he loves me and our kids more than anything. I know that he means everything to me and I want him to know it, too.

I want him to know that I really do appreciate everything he does for us. That I miss him when we’re not together and that when we are, I love his company. I want him to know that I love him more every day.

The reason I’m focusing about how much I love him and not how much he’s pissing me off (which is my usual MO), is because of a horrible thing that happened last weekend.

The blogger, Jennifer Perillo, whom I met only once and whose blog I follow, became a widow. Her husband of 18-years passed away suddenly of a heart attack. I can’t imagine how much her heart is breaking. Or the sorrow she must feel for her two daughters.

So today, I joined many people across the country to make a Peanut Buttery Pie for Mikey, his favorite dessert.

It’s not really a pie, it’s a flan, because I didn’t have the ingredients to make a gluten-free pie crust. Hopefully my dear and wonderful husband will know that I made it just for him and I made it with love.

Bake Sale For Japan

My kids didn’t have school today so I went on a baking frenzy. I made gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and gluten-free brownies for the Bake Sale for Japan. I’m planning on dropping the baked goods off at Akasha Restaurant in Culver City in the morning.

I also made meringues, but not sure how they are yet. If they’re good, I’ll bring them too.  And I made banana flan because we had really ripe bananas and sweetened condensed milk. I hope our guests tomorrow like bananas.

Here’s my day of baking in pictures. I left out shots of my messy kitchen and me in pajamas. You’re welcome.

Sticky gluten-free cookie dough
Giant gluten-free chocolate chip cookies
Gluten-free brownie wrapped and ready for sale
Leftover brownies for the mom friends
Look! I’m making caramel for the flan
Doh! Something went terribly wrong
Mixing the bananas and milks for flan
Banana flan, caramel sauce to be added later