Pie, anyone?

Frozen Peppermint Pie

Thanks to The Blond Duck, we’ll be celebrating National Pie Day tomorrow.  Sissy’s hoping for the peppermint pie from Christmas Eve, but that won’t be happening, even though she has  I have plenty of peppermint ice cream and peppermint candies on hand.

I don’t have a recipe, but that one was made as follows, per the Knight’s relation:

1 container peppermint ice cream, roughly one quart

about 20 peppermints, the striped kind

1 graham cracker pie crust (or I bet the chocolate version would be great, but don’t feed it to your dogs!)

whipped topping for decoration

Set aside a few whole peppermints and crush the rest.  Set aside 1/4 of crushed mixture for garnish. 

Combine softened ice cream and remainder of crushed mints.  Pour into crust.  Top with remaining mints & whipped topping.  Freeze for at least two hours. 

What’s your favorite pie?  Favorite recipe?  We’re very fond of pumpkin, pecan and from there, we become a his ‘n hers pie household.  I love chocolate chess and he loves lemon.  I have outstanding recipes for all of the above, so you’ll have to come back later to see what  fix!

We’re having a great ice-day today.  The whole pack has been very lazy, and it’s been great!

It’s been a hectic week.  Most of it has been good and/or fun busy stuff, but still, I’m delighted with the early start to the long weekend.  I ventured out last night and finally gifted that blanket, which I finished in August, for a September baby. 

February 2008

The two blankies live together now, with two adorable little boys.  If my friends have another baby, she (er, or he?) will also get a blankie at some point in the first year of her/his life, because every knitter loves to give a gift that is treasured, used, enjoyed and most of all, appreciated.  (Click HERE to learn more about the green blanket, or Rav-stalkers can find both there.)

Only other basset hound owners might get this, but Wednesday night, Sis just relaxed and let the Knight trim her toenails – ALL of them!  No one got scratched.  No one whimpered.   No one swore or huffed.  It was good.  It was very good!  For the newer readers, easy-going Gretchen has never been a problem.

What’s on tap for your weekend?  With the Knight being sick, I’m sticking close to home.   I need to do laundry, bake a pie or two, and maybe make more chicken soup…

20 comments on “Pie, anyone?

  1. Marjie says:

    Chicken soup and pie. That’s what’s for your weekend.

  2. Sue says:

    I hope to finish up the lapghan this weekend and I have a lot of paperwork to tackle. It’s been piling up the last couple weeks.

    I have a funny story about pumpkin pie, maybe I’ll blog about it. I like raspberry or blackberry pie best. Rob likes blueberry or apple.

    I don’t do nails, I let the vet or the groomer have that hassle. Pylon would hold her foot up nicely, but none of the current pack likes having nails trimmed.

  3. It’s getting scary how many times I share the Knight’s preferences. I’m lemon pie all the way! BTW..yeah for the Sissy nail progress.

  4. Mary says:

    Sorry to hear the Knight is sick…get well soon!

    Trying to finish up my January scarf (trying to do 12 red scarves in 2010 for the Red Scarf Project – KAL in Knitspot’s Ravelry group). Thought I would get more done on my earlier business trip…that didn’t happen.

    More daughter’s wedding prep stuff this weekend

    PS – We ordered my daughter’s wedding dress last Monday – gorgeous (daughter and the dress)!

  5. gaylen says:

    Have I ever told you how we do nails. Suffice it to say there is a “dedicated dog jar” of peanut butter!!

    Pie – not a huge fan. I’ll take cake. But that peppermint looks smashing. Are you stealing my girls peppermints? g

  6. Sue J. says:

    It’s snowing here, so we’ll be staying in. Gee, I think that means more knitting. I here Multnomah calling to me.

  7. AlisonH says:

    Lucky babies!

    I had a college roommate who told me she didn’t like pecans. I told her she had to try my pecan pie. She reluctantly did, then went Wow!, and decided, she still didn’t like pecans–unless they were in a pie. Like that one.

  8. Barbara S. says:

    Well, last night I made quiche, and an apple, pecan and caramel tart experiment. It turned out really good. Unwrapping all those caramels was a bit tedious though.

  9. Katie says:

    older son would LOVE that pie! he loves anything mint. younger son? mint??? blech… kids – they can never be happy at the same time. : S

  10. Anita says:

    That pie is pretty but I don’t think I’d want to eat it. LOL I’m just not that crazy about peppermint.

    I’ll go with lemmon or pecan, both are yummy.

    Yay for the nail trimming! Wonder why it took so long to get a successful, no fits, nail trimming done…

    Hope the Knight feels better soon!

  11. AllyB says:

    Sorry to hear your man us under the weather. Tell him I send my best healing vibes his way. The pups are looking great and I love that blanket. Have a great weekend.

  12. Nichole says:

    Oh that pie looks/sounds devine!!! YUM.

    The blanket is beautiful… so glad you have appreciative folks to knit for!

    The other half is sick here too… which will probably make for an extra long night with his gig tonight. :/

  13. Bubblesknits says:

    We have a skating b’day party to attend today, but other than that…?

    We did get a nice dinner out last night when my parents kept the kids. 🙂

  14. Toni Gomez says:

    I want to go on and on about the yummy pie, and the beautiful blanket but my mind keeps saying… SISSY DID WHAT?? She is a girl after my own heart. Congratulations!! Dex is on strike from nails forever…

  15. Darcy says:

    I took precious in for her shaving shampoo and nail trim she cried I believe she thinks we are giving her away when I take her in she will be glad when I pick her up.Hugs Darcy

  16. p3knitter says:

    I’ve done a lot of finishing lately, and if I’m lucky, I’ll be able to finish my shawl today for the NH Knitting Mama Lace KAL.

    I really like the round blanket. Was it hard to knit?

  17. louise says:

    Happy Pie Day, Channon!!! I’ll trade ya a piece of Lemon Meringue Pie for some chocolate chess. You can give it to the Knight, after he eats his bowl of healthy soup, and I’ll taste your chocolate chess pie. Way better to me than lemon!!!

    I LOVE, love the blankies. I got such a big kick out of the “girls.” They look like their on a mission:) Perhaps, to search for nail clippers:)

    Have a GREAT homespun weekend. Hope the Knights feels better soon.

  18. goldengracie says:

    Mmm, pie. Great work on those blanket/afghans! PRETTY!

  19. kathy b says:

    i am so partial to the round blankets for babies! Great job on both.
    Hope the KNight is on the mend. The pie certainly must have helped.

  20. Tuffy says:

    Ohhh what a scrumptious looking pie! That’s the first peppermint i’ve ever set eyes on!

    I find it quite interesting when they have all those festive/rememberance days in the US. Pie day? That’s a fantastic idea!

    I suppose in my part of the world that would translate into something like ‘curry day?’ hehehe


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