Answer: “Because their parents were in a jam.”
I know, I know, not exactly a laugh your ass off type of joke, but I’ve been busy in my writing cave and all my creativity is used up in my projects, and this is all I had for this week’s. . . . TASTY TUESDAY’s Recipe.
Ingredients for (9 inch) Pie Crust:
(You can also use a ready-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust to save time)
2 cups graham crackers (for gluten-free crust, use the gluten-free graham crackers)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Directions for Crust:
Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs (you can use a food processor, or put the crackers in a baggie and use a rolling pin to crush the crackers).
In a bowl add: graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon and combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Place the crumb mixture into a 9 inch pie plate, and with your fingers press the crumbs evenly into your pie plate.
Put it in the refrigerator while you are making your pie filling.
Ingredients for Pie Filling:
1 cup fresh strawberries (sliced)
4 cups of Cool Whip
1 small can of frozen strawberry daiquiri juice (defrosted) **
1 small can of frozen strawberry smoothie (defrosted) **
2 TBSP of liquid honey (you can add a bit more if you like it sweeter)
** If you can’t find either of these frozen juices at your local grocery store, then you can substitute for any frozen juice that is all strawberry or contains mostly strawberries. However, it’s really creamy and tastes like an ice-cream pie if you can find the frozen smoothie.
Directions for Pie Filling:
In a bowl add: Cool Whip and the two defrosted juices.
Mix well, until smooth.
Add honey and sliced strawberries and mix well.
Take out the graham cracker crust and pour the strawberry mixture into the crust.
Cover the pie with Sarah wrap and put it in the freezer (about 3 hours) or until frozen solid.
Optional: Top with shaven chocolate.
If making this dessert to take with you to a friend’s place as a treat, then I strongly recommend you use a timer to take it out of the freezer, or a sticky note by the door, so you actually bring it with you.
If you don’t, then you will have pulled a “Selena.”
These things happen when one multi-tasks and doesn’t write things down.
This time my husband (the man with the sweetest tooth in the world and thinks dessert should be eaten before the meal) called it: “Pulling a good Selena.” 🙂