Wednesday, July 13, 2011

who needs the stand when you've got the pie

so this pie is pure refreshment
(in more ways than one, see HERE)
and who doesn't need that on a hot July day?!
WARNING:  must allow 4 hours to set in the freezer
(the longest 4 hrs of your life, but hang in there, Jesus has you in His hands.....)
so here's what you need:
1/3 cup sweetened lemonade drink mix (I used pink lemonade)
1/2 cup water
2 cups ice cream
8 oz tub whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker pie crust
It's pretty simple, really.....
just mix the drink powder with water until dissolved
then add the ice cream and mix
fold in the whipped topping
and pour into pie shell
(does it not all fit?  do you have some filling left over?!  whatever shall you do....)
**wait til your kiddos go down for a nap
and your hubby is outside working on a summer project.
Pour filling into a bowl, sprinkle some crushed grahams on top, and turn on 'HGTV.'
Indulge all by your lonesome.
Or whatever.
Like I would.
That would be so mean.
Place in your freezer for like 4 hours
and after it all sets, a piece should look like this while being eaten.
**This pic was taken on monday when we lost our power for 6 hours
due to a crazy storm lasting approx 45 minutes.
I was 'saving' the pie so it wouldn't melt in the freezer....
cause I'm all rescue-ish like that when it comes to dessert in my house

here's the boys during the first 15 minutes of the 6 hours of power loss
where they were thinking this whole thing was a good idea

here's Caleb a moment later
reminding himself of the memory verse we have on our wall:
2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of fear
but of power and love and self control
and here's Charity at lunchtime
with (finally) an amused look on her face.
she was not enthralled, not even for a moment,
with the loss of power.
but a cheeseball on her plate?!
that's where it's at for my girl.

every good blog post should end with a cheeseball pic, don't you think?!

have a SUPER wednesday, all!
(click HERE and HERE to find fun recipes from around blogland)


  1. Thank you, thank you! I was dreading going to the store today to re-stock after our power loss. Now I'm adding these ingredients and can't wait. {insert huge smile}
    Yep, 15 minutes of making shadow creatures on the wall at our house in pure excitement turned to fear as we said the bed time has come. Daddy slept with our littlest and middle sons I was with our daughter. (while we reminded them God is always with them... love that verse on your wall. Just love it!)
    And did you make a McDonald's run for your coffee??

  2. ok! i have a really similar recipe. just vanilla ice cream and raspberry pink lemonade frozen juice mix. then you just melt both a little bit and mix it up, put it in the pie mold, freeze it for 4 or more hours. easy! and my FAVORITE dessert EVER.

  3. Oh this is one of my favorite pies, just a few variations that I'm excited to try!! Woot! Thanks mama!!

  4. yum! this pie sounds SO GOOD!