This gorgeous masterpiece is my dad’s apple pie. Yes, my dad! Never did I imagine that he would be making beautiful pies like this at 85 years young. In fact, a month ago, he didn’t know how to make one. He has learned to cook so much in the last 5 months and I am so very proud of him. He never ceases to amaze me with his ability to learn new things. He is the most awesome role model for our family. That being said, I never thought he would become such a good chef. I guess I also didn’t want to think about that possibility.
Mom was an extraordinary cook. Ask anyone and they will agree. When mom had her knee replacement, she was unable to do the cooking so dad had to learn. They were never big on take out or even going out to dinner. Who would when mom could cook so well! You’d have to be mad to say no to her cooking. I miss her cooking and I know dad does too, but he is learning. He’s come a long way in these last 5 months.
I showed dad how to make his favorite pie just once. He ate the whole thing. I didn’t even get a bite and I was a bit disappointed about it! It looked so good coming out of the oven. We talked about the kinds of apples, and dad assisted in the preparation of the first pie. Since that pie a few weeks ago, he’s apparently made several. Did I mention that he really loves apple pie? Let me tell you, he’s becoming an expert. This man can do anything!
We talk about food now among everything else. He’s come a long way from asking if he should use the bake of broil setting on the oven. He cooks all his own meals and does a fantastic job. His specialty is potatoes, but he’s an Irishman. If he doesn’t have a potato for his supper, he hasn’t eaten yet. Perhaps we will take on pound cake next if the notion hits him. Yes, the most delicious pound cake from scratch. Life is always an adventure with dad and I wouldn’t have it any other way. He is the greatest dad a girl could ever ask for. I thank God every day for blessing me with such a wonderful dad and role model. And dad, if you do happen to read this, I love you with my whole heart, always.