I’m finding it hard to find the words but I’m going to try. A week ago our tight knit food community was crushed beyond words to hear that one of our beloved friends, Jennie Perillo had lost her husband suddenly. Jennie is someone who’s blog I have been following since I started mine. Someone I’ve admired and talked with from only a far until a few weeks ago in Pennysylvania in a barn when I had the absolute pleasure of meeting her in person. She is even more beautiful, vibrant, and for lack of a better word just plain awesome than I could have imagined. Something else I know she is is now is STRONG.
Jennie posted the most heartfelt post titled “FOR MIKEY” . Through her tears and grief Jennie asked for those wanting to help her healing process to “make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love…”
I told you she was strong. I couldn’t NOT make this pie. I simply couldn’t. Today I’ll be sharing it with my family. There will be tears, there will be prayers, there will be moments to treasure and many many 8 second hugs.
This is truly a reminder that tomorrow is not promised. That we should live each day to the fullest. To not sweat the small stuff. To count our blessings and to be a blessing.
We love you Jennie and we’re praying for you and your beautiful girls today, tomorrow and beyond.
RECIPE: I didn’t alter Jennie’s recipe at all so I’m not going to reprint it here. You can find Mikey’s Peanut Butter Pie HERE