Friday, December 23, 2011

Gross Food

Last night I made "grasshopper pie", my favorite Christmas treat since childhood that my mother makes.   As I was making it, I realized how totally 70s this recipe is - it calls for margarine, liquor, packaged cookies, and Fluff*

Old timey food is gross and weird.  It's all like weird meat gellatins and stuff. 


*Grasshopper pie is a delightful mint/oreo flavored no-bake pie. The green color is festive for Christmas, and it's great to tell little kids it's made with real grasshoppers (I believed that).


Photo from SavingDessert.com  I make it with way more oreo crumbs on top because that's the best part.


Here's my mom's recipe:

Crust:
35 crushed Oreos
1/4 cup melted margarine
Melt the margarine in a pan (or microwave).  Add the crushed Oreos and press into the bottom of the pan and up the sides, saving some to put on the top.

Filling:
1-7 ounce jar of Marshmallow Fluff
2 cups of heavy cream
1/4 cup green Creme de Menthe (if you get the clear version of the liquor, add green food coloring to the filling)
1/8 cup of Creme de Cacao

Whip cream.  Fold into Fluff.  Gradually add creme de menthe and creme de cacao.

Add remaining crumbs to the top.

Cover tightly and freeze.  Can be kept frozen for 1 month.  You can double the recipe and make it in a springform pan for a giant deep slice.

5 comments:

Lazlo H. said...

That sounds genuinely amazing.

CT said...

Have you ever seen the Lilex "Gallery of Regrettable Food?" It's all super-processed carcinogenic-looking 1950s recipes: http://lileks.com/institute/gallery/

josh m said...

mail me some. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This post is the sweetest I've ever seen on this blog. And I don't mean literally.

-@El_Brute

Anonymous said...

My mom used to make a chocolate cake with "grasshopper" frosting. So delicious! If only I was not in recovery. Damn it.