The division of labor at our house is usually that he does the daily cooking, and I clean up after the meal. I like to bake, so I take on most of the dessert-y/bread-ish type stuff, and he happily eats most everything I bake. Somehow, I still end up doing the dishes when I bake. *ahem* But I digress.
One of the baking basics I had never tackled was making a meringue for a pie. Usually, if the recipe calls for meringue, I slap some Cool-Whip on top and call it a day. I don't know why I've never tried to make it; the process seems so simple - throw some egg whites in a bowl and beat - but I didn't know stiff peaks from soft peaks, when to add the sugar, etc. BD has successfully made meringues in the past, so in the name of marital partnership, I invited him into the kitchen to give me a lesson. And then we got a divorce. The end.
KIDDING! I'm just kidding. After a few
Behold, a homemade chocolate pie with meringue:
We might not share a kitchen well, but we have no problems sharing dessert - we ate half of the pie on the same day we made it! My food photography skills leave a lot to be desired, so you'll just have to take my word that it is more delicious than it looks in these pictures.