Thursday, June 6, 2013

She's Alive! She's Alive! ...and Making Pie!

Yes, I really am alive and kicking! And sewing too! I just haven't been blogging much this week. We are currently in the throws of the very last year end activity we have to do; my daughter's dance recital.  It's at 6:00 tonight but she has to be there at 5:00 which means I have to have her fed, dressed, and "made up" by no later than 4:40 to get her there on time and ready. We have my parents coming in, my MIL meeting us at the venue, as well as FIL's wife meeting us there as well. He is not going to be able to come because he was on the Power Tour car trip with my hubby. He chose to stay with my BIL, and hubby came back this afternoon for the recital. I decided the quickest way to feed everyone at different intervals was picnic style so I just grabbed one of those fried chicken with sides meal deals at Publix. I also decided to make a pie. A Cool Whip pie. Of course, it's not really Cool Whip, just the store brand so I guess it's Publix pie! These are so fabulous for summer. So light and fresh, and you decide how 'decadent' you want it to be since they have light and fat free versions of whipped cream and yogurt. They even had a reduced fat graham cracker crust!
So what is a Cool Whip Pie, you might ask? Here's my (mom's!) version.

Cool Whip Pie
2-3 individual servings of yogurt (whatever flavor you want...I chose Key Lime Pie)
8 oz. container of cool whip
1 graham cracker pie shell
Put the yogurt and whipped cream into a bowl and mix until well blended. Before emptying the cool whip into the bowl, make sure it is not frozen in the center. I dumped mine in straight from the store and it was still frozen on the inside. This makes it harder to stir and you have to wait until it softens to get it well blended.
Once blended, pour into your pie shell.
Now, take your yummy pie and place it in your already overstuffed freezer until firm.
This really does make a great little desert. And it's so cool that you can take your favorite yogurt flavor and turn it into pie. I haven't tried it with the newer Greek yogurts, but I'm eager to see what changes it makes to the texture. I'll try to remember to post a picture of it all firmed up out of the freezer, but it may get eaten up before that!


Grammasheri said...

I love this pie and haven't made one in a long time! Thanks for reminding me!

Michele said...

I haven't made one of those in ages either. I'll definitely put it on my summer must do list.