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Creamsicle Pie

Remember orange creamsicles? I LOVED them as a child, and was reunited with the memory at the Jersey shore a few weeks ago. Fantastic mixture of vanilla custard and orange sherbet.

Here’s an idea to make your own creamsicle pie for dessert tonight.

Make a pie crust from graham crackers and butter. About 1 1/2  cups graham crackers crumbs and 1/2 stick of melted butter or margarine mixed together and flattened into a pie plate.

Bake the pie crust in a 375 degree oven for about 7 minutes – just enough to set it. And then let it cool!

While the pie crust is baking and cooling, take some vanilla ice cream and some orange sherbet out of the freezer. A 2:1 ratio is my favorite – 2 pints of orange sherbet for 1 pint of vanilla ice cream. Let them get soft, but not completely melted. Just soft enough to spread, like peanut butter, into the crust.

I put the vanilla ice cream into the pie crust first, spread it around. And then layer the orange sherbet on top. Feel like being creative? Make 4 layers – vanilla, orange, vanilla, orange. (Mine got quite messy, as you can see.)

Pop the whole thing in the freezer to hard set for about 2 hours or more.

Slice, squirt of whipped cream. Voila! Dessert that will make you feel 7 years old again!

50 things to be thankful for

  1. The armed forces
  2. kittens
  3. friends who don’t let your failures bring you down
  4. friends who don’t let your successes get to your head
  5. volunteer first aid and firemen
  6. fireflies on freshly a cut lawn
  7. parents
  8. freedom of religion
  9. hot tea with lemon
  10. poetry and music that speaks to your soul
  11. cold medicine
  12. daffodils
  13. a boss who inspires you
  14. fluffy down comforters
  15. Grandmothers
  16. faith
  17. a full moon
  18. vitamins
  19. cloth napkins
  20. pine needles under giant forests of trees
  21. hammocks
  22. coaches
  23. the giggle of a baby
  24. a snow day
  25. teachers who care
  26. puppies
  27. a rainbow after a drizzle
  28. antibiotics
  29. brothers and sisters
  30. the sweetness of strawberries
  31. the Macy’s Parade
  32. coupons
  33. seeing eye dogs
  34. lazy Sundays
  35. kind strangers
  36. good doctors and nurses
  37. a spouse that totally gets you
  38. peanut butter
  39. ice cold lemonade
  40. sunsets
  41. memories
  42. a night out under the stars
  43. free public libraries
  44. ice cream
  45. soft breeze through a window at night
  46. salt water taffy
  47. freedom of speech
  48. red wine
  49. barbecues
  50. the right to vote

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