San Geraldo keeps serving up wonderful meals for lunch and dinner. Sadly, my throat being what it’s been for more than two weeks, I haven’t enjoyed much of what he’s forced me to eat, but I have appreciated his efforts and his concern. Had he not been here, I’d probably have lost 20 pounds. And I can’t afford that.
Every time San Geraldo prepares another one of these excellent and healthy meals, I comment on all the trouble he’s taken just for the two of us. His response is always the same: “Oh, it was easy as pie.”
|REVUELTO (SCRAMBLE) FOR LUNCH.|
In the past, in my own kitchen, unless the pie was made by the local bakery or “Marie Callender,” it was not easy (well, let’s face it, it simply wasn’t made).
|PIEL DE SAPO (TOAD-SKIN MELON), KIWI, AND MANGO FOR DESSERT.
(ALL BECAUSE THE DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD EAT FRESH KIWI.)
I wonder if, when San Geraldo says, “easy as pie,” he’s talking about the book and movie “Life of Pi,” where the guy ends up in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for 227 days. Or maybe he’s talking about the Greek letter pi, π, the mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to
Easy as Pi… Now I get it.
|MY JOB: NOT PRETTY. BUT, FOR ME, A LOT EASIER THAN PIE.|