Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~Erma Bombeck
Nobody visits my blog for recipes.
That’s not a complaint — it’s just a statement. I’m a passable cook and have never poisoned anybody, but sharing recipes here just isn’t my thing.
My son Domer was home for the holidays, and I enlisted his help in preparing something I’d been hungering for for a long time.
Now don’t turn your noses up like I did when new college friends down South tried to tell me about it.
I don’t eat insects, I think I told them.
But this pie doesn’t contain a single grasshopper!
Modeled after a cocktail that supposedly originated in the French Quarter of New Orleans, it’s light-as-air, minty, and sweet; perfect as a dessert yet easy to prepare (would I steer you wrong??)
And since a picture is worth 10,000 words, or something like that, here’s Grasshopper Pie:
I know you’re eager to see what makes it tick, so here’s the recipe:
Crush 22 Oreo cookies, give or take, and set a tablespoon or so aside. To the rest, add 2T. of melted butter and press into a pie pan.
Place 1/2 C. milk into saucepan and heat on low to medium. Dissolve 24 large marshmallows into it, stirring often, and cool.
Stir in 4T Crème de menthe.
Fold in half the contents of an 8 oz. Cool Whip container. Pour into pie shell.
Top with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle on those previously set-aside cookie crumbs.
Chill until served.