unexpected dinner

Last Tuesday, on my day off, I got an unexpected text from Mrs. Nye: “I made a batch of corn chowder.  Would you like some?”  ‘Well,’ I thought to myself, ‘I’ve already planned a dinner, but we could have it tomorrow or something.’

‘Sure,’ I typed into my phone.

I received two subsequent texts later in the day, one asking if I’d like some bacon to cook and crumble on top (heck yes!) and one informing me of the addition of a ‘surprise dessert.’  Hurray!

Well, just like me, my errands ran WAY late that day and I didn’t get home until after 6 p.m.  Finding Mrs. Nye’s treats on the snow-covered table on our deck was such a blessing.  (Wish I’d gotten a photo of that!)

With what little time I had, I did what Myrs. Nye would have done: I whipped up some biscuits to go with the soup!  Feeling our dinner needed a little more protein, I found a recipe for quinoa-herb biscuits and got to work.


I browned and cut-up the bacon, chopped some green onion and put some salads together.  Dinner was on the table in minutes.


For dessert, Mrs. Nye had sent over a pie (of course) and insisted we try it before she would tell me what it was.  I whipped some cream, because you can’t have pie without whipped cream (or ice cream).


The verdict:  Andrew ate all but one bite!  It was wonderful, and turned out to be a ‘cream cheese pecan pie,’ but to be honest, I thought the bottom layer had pineapple in it!  The cream cheese layer was undetectable to Andrew (and Mrs. Nye confessed she’d forgotten Andrew’s dislike of cream cheese until after she’d dropped off the pie), and wasn’t ‘cheesy’ as much as it was a creamy texture.  My favorite part was the top layer–pecan pie!

What a blessing this was 🙂

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